FAU will host Homecoming run for charity

The run will take place at the Henderson Field on Nov. 4, and will benefit the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities.


FAU students can run for free, or for $15 if they want to be timed. Photo courtesy of FAU website

Caroline Bell, Contributing Writer

FAU is hosting a 5 kilometer run benefiting autism and disability resources on campus.


The run’s proceeds will go toward FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Student Government and Student Involvement are putting on the run at the Boca Raton campus Henderson field this Sunday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m., and anyone can join.


The one mile run/walk will take place before the 5k at 5 p.m., followed by a Kid’s Fun Run at 5:15 p.m.


“We are very honored and grateful that Student Involvement is hosting this event for us,” said Mercedes Pagano, coordinator for the Center for the Autism and Related Disabilities. “It helps us provide free consultations and services to people with autism and related disabilities.”


Online registration has ended, but you can purchase tickets at the event or by filling out an entry form. Registration is also available in person at the Runner’s Edge store at 3195 N Federal Hwy until 12 p.m. Saturday.


Ticket prices vary:

  • $30 for non FAU students
  • $25 for FAU Alumni
  • $15 for FAU students who want to be timed
  • $10 for children
  • Free for FAU students who do not want to be timed


Campus Recreation mapped out the course, and there will be mile markers and water stations along the way. The run draws about 1,100 to 1,300 participants every year, according to Assistant Director of Student Involvement Richard Mahler.


Caroline Bell is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].