Making Strides 5k for Autism Awareness and Advocacy

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Date(s) - 10/22/2016
9:00 am

Blue Hill Consolidated School

Making Strides Blue HillOn October 22nd the Blue Hill Peninsula Making Strides organization will host its 9th annual 5k fundraiser. The non-profit organization, which raises money to help support the needs of students on the autism spectrum, serves all schools and families across the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle, Stonington and Bucksport. This year’s race will be dedicated to the memory of Travis Astbury, who passed away this spring. Travis was a dedicated father who was an advocate for autism awareness and for those he loved affected by autism. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be put into a scholarship fund in his honor.

The 5k fun run will begin at the Blue Hill Consolidated School and continue through town, out the Parker Point Road and back to the school. Participants may either pay a registration fee or get pledges from friends and neighbors. Day-of registration, and t-shirt pick up for preregistered participants, will be held from 9-9:45am in the entrance hall at BHCS. The race will begin with the walkers at 10am and runners shortly thereafter at 10:10am.

Childcare will be available at the school during the race thanks to the school’s PTF group. After the race, Greenspeed of Blue Hill will provide lunch to the participants, and racers will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Lunch will be free to volunteers and race participants and will be available for purchase to all others.

Beginning October 17th, a silent auction table will be set up at the school with donated items from area businesses. Community members are invited to come and bid on these items throughout the week. Bidding will close at 11am on October 22nd.

All participants can register and download forms on the Making Strides Maine website: To guarantee a t-shirt, please register by October 10th.

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