AZD Annual Turkey Trot Supports Autism Awareness

With fall right around the corner, Albion College’s Alpha Xi Delta (AXiD) sorority is busy organizing this year’s 11th Annual Turkey Trot to support Autism Speaks. The event, which offers many activities and chances for the whole family to get involved, will take place on Sunday, October 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Albion's Victory Park.

On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the 5k Run/Walk starts at 11:30 a.m. Walkers, strollers, wheelchairs, and wagons are welcome. There will also be a 100M Champions' Fun Run. This Fun Run is an honorary run for those individuals who have been directly affected by an autism spectrum disorder but not limited by it. There will be a craft station which will include crafts for all ages.

The 5K Run/Walk awards will be presented to the overall male and female and to the top male and female finishers in nine age groups, ranging from 12 & Under to 60 & Over.

Pre-registration is available for only $8 ($12 includes a shirt). Deadline for pre-registration is October 1. Race day registration will be available for $10, or $15 with a shirt as supplies last.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and funding research for preventing and treatment. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States every year. More children are diagnosed with autism each year than juvenile diabetes, AIDS or cancer, combined.

For questions about the Turkey Trot or to register, please feel free to contact Rachel Gates at .