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Heber Half Marathon For Autism Returns This Saturday

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The Heber Marathon Half-Run for Autism is set for this weekend June 29th.

An organizer for the event, Aleena Nelson, said it’s the second annual event, being held to benefit the Kids on the Move Autism Center in Orem.

“We have a half marathon, a 5K, and an all abilities half mile run which is the perfect kids run," Nelson explained. "It's all downhill, all of the races are. It's next Saturday June 29th in Heber City. It starts at Lake Creek Road and it goes down through the Heber Valley mountains. It’s a really beautiful race that ends at Old Mill Elementary. There's going to be super fun finish line activities. We've got a bounce house; we have a huge blue foam party that the kids love. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

She said that registration for that run is $89. For the 5K it’s $35, and for the half-mile, it’s $10.

She also explained what comes with that price.

“You get a participant shirt that says Heber Half Run for Autism," Nelson said. "You get a really cool medal. The medals are actually puzzle piece shaped and they interlock over four years. So, they're really cool, this year's medal has actual moving gears on it.”

You can find more information here.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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