Glow It Up Blue 5K Run to Shine a Light on Autism Spectrum Disorder at Seminole Towne Center on Saturday, April 2, at 11:55 p.m. and on Sunday, April 3, at 8 a.m. Get Glowing to Benefit Autism Speaks during World Autism Awareness Day

unnamed (2)WHAT:             Help shine a light on autism spectrum disorder during the Glow It Up Blue 5K Run to benefit Autism Speaks, this weekend, at Seminole Towne Center, serving northern Seminole and western Volusia Counties.


Two races will help draw attention to autism spectrum disorder – a Saturday late night 5K complete with blue lights, special effects and amazing sound and glow, and a Sunday morning run with music and fun. Participants can also sign-up for the “Double Dare” and complete both 5Ks. All participants will receive a special Autism Awareness finisher medal, among other great perks for their participation.


The event coincides with World Autism Awareness Day, observed on April 2. It was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority. Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Individuals, everywhere, wear blue in honor of the community and are encouraged to change at least one light in their house or building to blue.


WHEN:             Saturday, April 2, at 11:55 p.m. – Glow Run

                           Sunday, April 3, at 8 a.m. – Family Fun Run


WHERE:          Seminole Towne Center

200 Towne Center Circle

Sanford, FL 32771


WHO:                Presented by Sweet Tomatoes, sponsored by Athletic Apex and hosted by Seminole Towne Center featuring more than 120 stores including anchors Macy’s, Dillard’s, H&M, Burlington Coat Factory, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, and Sears plus Talbots, Victoria’s Secret, Godiva Chocolatier, Hollister Co., Brookstone and more. The climate-controlled indoor mall also offers a variety of quick-service and full-service restaurants such as Habanero’s Mexican Grill, Red Lobster and Olive Garden plus United Artists Theatres. Seminole Towne Center is conveniently located at the intersection of I-4 and SR 46 (Exit 101C) in Sanford, Florida. For more information, please contact(407) 323-1843 or visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @SeminoleTC and on Instagram@seminoletc.


COST:              To register, visit Online registration closes on March 31, however, participants may still register at Athletic Apex at Seminole Towne at 10:30 p.m. on race night and at 7 a.m. for the morning race. Registration is $35 per race in advance and $40 per race day on the day(s) of the run. Use code “WPG20” for online registration to save 20%.


INFO:                For more information about the Glow it Up Blue 5K Run for Autism please contact Mark Vescio at (678) 895-2631 or at For more information about Autism Speaks, contact Katy Formella at

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