Event Draws Crowd For Good Cause

About 1,000 People Gather To Raise Awareness For Autism

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Posted: April 7, 2014

Participants in the Shenandoah Valley Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run head north on Park Road in Harrisonburg at the start of the event Saturday. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Young participants race ahead of the pack at Saturday’s walk/run. Organizers say they raised about $25,000 from the event.
Jim Bishop gives final instructions to the participants of the Shenandoah Valley Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run Saturday at the University Commons at Eastern Mennonite University.
Joe Burns,23, from Virginia Beach, and Sarah McGinnis, 22, from Harrisonburg, head out at the start of the Shenandoah Valley Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run with their Lab and golden retriever Saturday morning in Harrisonburg.
Jay Longcor, 11, from Bridgewater, stretches before the start of Shenandoah Valley Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run on Saturday in Harrisonburg.

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