NECC’s 5K Walk/Run for Autism – May 11 (Updated)

by beth on April 12, 2019

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You don’t have to run 26+ miles in the rain to raise money for a cause. The 13th annual 5K for Southborough based The New England Center for Children is coming up next month.

Every year, runners and walkers, including many from Southborough, take part to raise awareness and funds for autism research and education. 

NECC promotes:

The 5K Walk/Run for Autism is a key event in NECC’s fundraising program. All money raised from this event goes to the Annual Fund, which allows us to improve the quality of life for all our students with autism. With your help, we can continue to promote independence for all our students, share our expertise with the greater autism community, and train more teachers.

The early bird registration rate of $30 is good through the end of April. (Click here to register.)

A new bonus was added this year:

Make a self-donation* of $20 or more, above and beyond your registration, and you will be entered into a monthly drawing. Prizes include family 4-packs to local area attractions, NECC gear and more! CLICK HERE for more information.

If you’re not up to doing the 5K, you can still mark the date to give your support in person. In a past year, NECC encouraged:

Not a runner? That’s okay too – you will be in good company with the many walkers, and we encourage you to stay for the post-race cookout with excellent food, live entertainment and plenty of booth vendors!

And while they’d love to see you there – you don’t even need to step outside to support the fundraiser. You can also help by sponsoring one of the runners or walkers already registered or donating directly to the event (click here).

For those of you who are planning to participate, the 5K is on Saturday, May 11th.

NECC 5K route

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The day’s activities are based at Neary School with the course looping around the Parkerville and Deerfoot Road area. The schedule is:

8:30-10:00 a.m. / On site registration/packet pick-up

10:00 a.m. / Race Start

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. / Post Race Cookout/Party

(image from Facebook)

Updated (4/24/19 8:38 am): The original headline showed May 12th. The 5K is on Saturday, May 11th as noted in the story and picture.

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