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4th Annual Chattanooga Autism Awareness Walk - Saturday, November 12th, 11:00am


Raising awareness in Chattanooga, North Georgia, and East Tennessee

Please note there is an air quality alert this morning - level orange. Those who are very sensitive to air quality should be advised use their judgement about if or how much they wish to participate in the walk.

Shirts will be available at the pavilion at Coolidge Park, starting at 8:30am and registration is open as well. Please register at the event rather than online today.

Feel free to wear your shirts at the walk, or wear costumes or matching team shirts or whatever you want!

Prize Categories:
*Family team with the most members
*Family team with the 2nd most members
*Family team with the 3rd most members
*Family team - Most raised money
*Family team - 2nd most raised money
*Family team - 3rd most raised money
*Organization team- Most raised money
*Organization team - 2nd most raised money
*Organization team - 3rd most raised money
*Individual that has raised the most money
*School with the largest team
*Team with best spirit (spirit, shirts, cheers, etc...)

Registration is open the day of the event. We ran out of XX-Large shirts for those who register Friday or Saturday.

Wear layers. Dress for the cool temps in morning but be ready to shed as it warms up for the walk. Due to some forest fires, air quality warnings have been issued during some days this week and could happen Saturday. If you are sensitive to low air quality, watch the news for updates in Chattanooga to decide if you should walk.

WALK AGENDA:

8:30: Check-in open at Pavilion at Coolidge Park. Pick up your shirts!

* Registration also open and merchandise is for sale in Pavilion too.

* Visit kids activity area and 40 vendors.

* Get your team picture taken by the Stellar Therapy vendor table.

* The great Trevorini will be back performing magic for your entertainment too.

* Strollers are allowed, but no dogs except service dogs in the park.

* We'll periodically announce awards and acknowledge sponsors throughout the morning.

10:40: Begin to line up, stretches, listen to instructions, show team spirit.

11:00 SHARP: Mayors Coppinger and Berke will start the walk!

The 2-mile route is same as last year, over the Walnut Street Bridge and around by the Hunter Museum and back again. McCallie students will have hung over 80 autism facts banners on the bridge this year, making this an awareness event for the whole community.

11:45ish: Last walker returns. Snacks/water available near exhibitors.

12:15: Exhibitors pack up. Event complete.
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