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Student plans 5k fun run for autism program

May 3 in Hailey

     As his senior project, current Wood River High School junior Alex Gonzalez is organizing his “Smiling Through Miles 5k Fun Run,” to be held Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at Hailey’s Hop Porter Park.

     Gonzalez said, “My project is benefiting the Blaine County Autism Spectrum Disorder Program for elementary students at the Woodside Elementary School in Hailey.

     “Woodside is the only school here that has the program to help out students with autism. I want to help these kids and recognize Sarah Polk who has introduced this program to the valley in the last few years.”

     Registration in advance ( costs $20 per adult, $15 per student, $10 per child and $45 for a family of four. Race day registration at Hop Porter Park increases to $35 per adult, $30 students, $20 child and $60 family of four.

     Bib pick-up takes place Saturday, May 3 from 8:30-9:45 a.m. at Hop Porter Park. There will be prizes for the top three male and female finishers. All registrants receive a t-shirt for as long as supplies last. Water and snacks will be offered after the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run.

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