Empowering youth with autism to run

Some 32 autistic youth have been training to run their very first half marathon this Friday through a unique initiative of Eitan – Anybody Can, which trains autistic youth to run.

The youth – all on the Autism spectrum to varying degrees – will run 22.1 km. from Petah Tikva along the Yarkon River on the Israel Trail and will end at the Tel Aviv Port with a medal and appreciation ceremony.

The runners will be joined by their families for the last kilometer of the race, and the organizers have called on the general public to come and take part in the run or to help cheer on the participants along the way.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Empowering-youth-with-autism-to-run-459607

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