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To take the highest precautions for COVID-19 prevention, runners will start the race in waves depending on your average mile time. Within each wave grouping, 5 participants will be started every 20 seconds.
Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Wave 1 (competitive racing and experienced trail runners; mile pace: 10 minutes or less): 7:30 am – 7:40 am
Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Wave 2 (intermediate racing/trail runners; mile pace: 10 to 15 minutes): 8:00 am – 8:10 am
Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Wave 3 (beginner trail runners and walkers; mile pace: 15+ minutes): 8:30 am
Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K
This 5K features a course through the North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area, a 160-acre natural area preserves comprised of mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, depression marsh, and dome swamp ecosystems. Because the run will take place in natural woodlands, participants should be cautious and aware at all times during the race. Racers should expect to encounter multiple ground surfaces throughout the race such as pavement, gravel, sand and grass.
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™.
Virtual Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K
Participate in Els for Autism's first ever Virtual Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K! Once registered, your virtual run/walk can be completed from anywhere around the world on Saturday, April 24th. You will have the chance to submit your results for the Virtual Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K and will receive a finishers certificate after submitting your results. We invite all virtual participants to post pictures of themselves, friends, family, and colleagues completing their walk or run on social media! Don't forget to use the tags: #ElsforAutism and #RootsandRutsOffRoad5K
Race Day Schedule
6:30 am – Parking Opens, The Els Center of Excellence
7:15 am – Welcome Announcement and National Anthem
7:30 am – 7:40 am – Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Wave 1 Start (competitive racing and experienced trail runners; mile pace: 10 minutes or less)
8:00 am – 8:10 am – Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Wave 2 Start (intermediate racing/trail runners; mile pace: 10 to 15 minutes)
8:30 am – Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Wave 3 (beginner trail runners and walkers; mile pace: 15+ minutes)
The Foundation relies on generous sponsors to make these events possible! To find out more information about sponsorships, contact Paige Scollard or download the Sponsorship Brochure. Email: Paige.Scollard@elsforautism.org or Phone: 561-320-9532
Additional race information can be found at https://www.elsforautism.org/roots-and-ruts/.
The Els Center of Excellence
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter, Florida 33455
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