Tuesday, 03 April 2018 18:17

Make It Happen 20k Race Series Kicks Off This Weekend

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“Make It Happen 20k Race Series” Organizers gathered recently to finalize plans for the upcoming OutRun Autism 5k that will be held on April 7th. The new race series combines the traditional 5k races of the Oswego County Autism Task Force, Buc Boosters, Oswego Health Foundation, and Oswego Little League, into a new 20k series. Shown pictured from left to right are respective race organizers Julie Chetney, Sean Callen, Michele Hourigan and Leo Babcock. “Make It Happen 20k Race Series” Organizers gathered recently to finalize plans for the upcoming OutRun Autism 5k that will be held on April 7th. The new race series combines the traditional 5k races of the Oswego County Autism Task Force, Buc Boosters, Oswego Health Foundation, and Oswego Little League, into a new 20k series. Shown pictured from left to right are respective race organizers Julie Chetney, Sean Callen, Michele Hourigan and Leo Babcock. Submitted photo

The first race of the “Make It Happen 20k Race Series”, the “3rd Annual OutRun Autism 5k & Breakfast of Autism Champions”, will kick off this upcoming April 7th.

The event will get started at 8:30 a.m. with a Kids Fun Run, followed by the 5k, and will take place in front of the Press Box Restaurant on East First Street and throughout the Eastside in Oswego.

The event, which already has over 200 registrants for this year, will support the Oswego County Autism Task Force (OCATF), a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Oswego County. The participants of the 5k race represent families, caregivers, teachers, service providers, siblings, friends, and children themselves on the Autism spectrum.

The new “Make It Happen 20k Race Series” combines the traditional 5k races of the Oswego County Autism Task Force, Oswego Little League, Oswego Health Foundation, and the Buc Boosters, into a new 20k series.

Participants can now compete in all four individual events to determine an overall race series winner. The overall winners will be based on age group divisions and race time results from the combined four individual races.

According to event organizers, runners can still register for the individual races, however, and not necessarily participate in the 20k series.

Major sponsors for the “Make It Happen 20k Race Series” include: Step One Creative, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, Plumbers & Steamfitters #73, and Northern Building Trades.

Participants are encouraged to visit www.lightboxreg.com and do an event search and register for the individual 5k races listed below, or a convenient registration link for the entire race series has been established at http://www.lightboxreg.com/makeithappenraceseries_2018

The race dates are as follows:

April 7, 2018 – 3rd Annual OutRun Autism 5k Run/Walk
June 1, 2018 – 4th Annual Oswego Little League 5k Run/Walk
August 11, 2018 – 3rd Annual Run for Your Health 5k Run/Walk
September 29, 2018 – 3rd Annual Go Bucs 5k Run/Walk

For additional information on the race series please contact Make It Happen Committee Member Leo Babcock at (315) 456-9507.

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