The first ever “Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K” will take place this Saturday, March 30th. This unique, off-road race meanders through the North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area where you will find beautiful native habitats, including mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, depression marsh, and dome swamp ecosystems.
This race supports the Els for Autism Foundation™. Your participation will help us continue to secure funding for the Sports, Medical and Research, and Adult Services Facilities at The Els Center of Excellence™.
Where: The Els Center of Excellence - 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, Florida 33455.
Strollers and pets are not allowed in the race. The race will start promptly at 8:00 am and AccuChipUSA will provide net timing to each participant.
The Family Fun Run will begin at 8:45 am and will be 1-mile long. Registration is not required but is recommended if you’d like a t-shirt. The run/walk will stay within the confinement of The Els Center of Excellence™ campus. All participants are welcome.
Following the 5K and Family Fun Run, all runners and attendees are invited to join us for our Post-Race Expo in the courtyard. Along with our race awards, here we will feature expo vendors, family friendly activities, and lunch options! The expo will be a celebration of the awesome talents of people with autism and a morning you will not want to miss!
6:30 am – Parking Opens & Registration Begins at the The Els Center of Excellence Pavilion
7:45 am – Welcome Announcement and National Anthem
8:00 am – Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K Begins
8:30 am – Post Race Expo Begins at The Els Center of Excellence Courtyard
8:45 am – 1 Mile Family Fun Run Begins
9:00 am – Awards Presentation at The Els Center of Excellence Courtyard
12:00 pm – Post Race Expo Closes