MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology's The Scott Center for Autism Treatment will start its Running Club’s third season, from Nov. 21 to Feb. 1, 2014. Florida Tech’s Becky Werle will train club participants in preparation for the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend, Feb. 2-3, 2014.
The goal of the club is to promote running in the community and to set and reach personal goals while raising awareness about autism. The event will also benefit the center.
Runners will meet for the first time at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of The Scott Center on Nov. 21. The training cost for new members is $85 and $70 for returning members. It is designed for the 5k, 8k or half-marathon relay and geared for beginners. Participants will train Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings every week for 10 weeks. A Running Club packet with a T-shirt for training sessions and the race is also provided.
Marathoners will run a very scenic route, including two bridge crossings for the half-marathon and the beach side barrier island, which ends on Main Street in Downtown Melbourne. The race is followed by an awards ceremony and a party with a live band.
The 10-week training registration form and waiver can be found at www.thescottcenter.org/running-club.php; the race registration is available at www.themelbournemarathon.com. For more information, email Colleen Middlebrooks at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (321) 674-8106, ext. 1, or visit www.thescottcenter.org.
PHOTO: Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese and The Scott Center for Autism Treatment’s Colleen Middlebrooks after the Homecoming 5K Race in October.