Triangle Run/Walk for Autism

Runner Briana Hawkins ran with co-workers. She took a break with Durham Bulls mascot, Wool E. Bull

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By Aolani Donegan

More than 3,000 runners and walkers participated in 13th Annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism on Saturday, October 8th.

Organizers estimate 3,500 people gathered in Raleigh's Moore Square Park. Race organizers set new records this year with more than 200+ fundraising run/walk teams and they raised over $240,000.  Donations are still being tallied. Autism is more prevalent than ever, national statistics show that 1 in every 110 children show symptoms. 

In it's 13 year history, the event has raised more than $1,000,000.  FOX 50 was proud to be one of 32 vendors and the event included live music, a children’s play area, vendors, snacks, storm troopers, knights in armor, mascots, and awards.

 "The Autism Society of North Carolina appreciates all of our Triangle Run/Walk for Autism participants" said Tracey Sheriff, CEO. " There are 60,000 North Carolina families affected by autism spectrum disorder. The awareness, understanding, and money raised through this year's event will help provide direct support to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families here in the Triangle and throughout North Carolina."

The Autism Society of North Carolina is still accepting donations to support the event at www.trianglerunwalkforautism.org.

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