The Richard Wigney Memorial Run for Autism (Bridgeway Run for Autism) is such a lovely race. I participated in this event a couple of years ago, and I really enjoyed it. This year, the event will take place on Sunday, April 6 at Alton Baker Park, located in Eugene.
So what made this event so enjoyable? First, there is a manageable size field of participants. Parking and race logistics to get yourself to and from the race are fairly simple, and packet pick-up is a breeze. Second, the event is held by, with race funds going to, the Bridgeway House, which provides a host of services to children with autism and additional related (dis)abilities, but also assists with education and helping families through these challenges. Bridgeway House is an incredible organization that serves members of our community in the Eugene/Springfield area so well.
Here is the scoop on the race. You may choose from a 5k run/walk or an 8k run. Both distances travel along the pedestrian/bike paths of Alton Baker Park, which travels along the Willamette River. The setting is safe from vehicular traffic, and ideal for all members of the family to participate in. It’s also a remarkably flat course for both distances. Registration is $15 in advance, or $20 on race day. If you would like a shirt, add $15 for a long sleeve technical event race shirt. Packet pick-up will be on race day from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m. for the 8k, or 10:15 a.m. for the 5k. Age group awards will be provided for the top overall male and female finishers in each event, and the top three in each age group.
This race will be an excellent warm-up to your other spring events, and supports a wonderful organization.
Day of Race: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. start for 8k, 10:15 a.m. start for 5k (arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. for same day registration and packet pick-up)
Distance: 5k or 9k
Cost: $15. Add $5 for race day registration. Long sleeve event technical t-shirts available for an additional $15.
Register: Click here to register