Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K

The 2nd Annual Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K will take place on Saturday, April 25th, 2020. This unique, off-road race meanders through the North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area where you will find beautiful native habitats, including mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, depression marsh, and dome swamp ecosystems.

This race supports the Els for Autism Foundation™. Your participation will help us continue to secure funding for the Sports, Medical and Research, and Adult Services Facilities at The Els Center of Excellence™.


Details and Schedule:

The Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K features a race through the natural woodlands and participants are recommended to be cautious and aware at all times during the race. Please be mindful that there are multiple ground surfaces throughout the race such as pavement, gravel, sand and grass. Strollers and pets are not allowed in the race. The race will start promptly at 8:00 am and AccuChipUSA will provide net timing to each participant.

The Family Fun Run will begin at 8:45 am and will be 1-mile long. Registration is not required but is recommended if you’d like a t-shirt. The run/walk will stay within the confinement of The Els Center of Excellence™ campus. All participants are welcome.

Following the 5K and Family Fun Run, all runners and attendees are invited to join us for our Post-Race Expo in the courtyard. Along with our race awards, here we will feature expo vendors, family friendly activities, and lunch options! The expo will be a celebration of the awesome talents of people with autism and a morning you will not want to miss!

T-Shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registrants.
Finisher Medals for each 5K participant. 
Early packet pickup will be on Thursday, April 23rd. Location – The Els Center of Excellence, Pavilion 9am – 5pm
On race day, parking directors will assist once you enter the gates at The Els Center of Excellence.  Parking will be open at 6:30 am and parking is free.
Day of registration will be available for $40.00 per participant, based on availability. Cash, check and credit card will be accepted on-site.
Day of packet pickup will begin at 6:30 am on Saturday, April 25th and will close at 7:30 am.


6:30 am – Parking Opens & Registration Begins

               The Els Center of Excellence Pavilion

7:45 am – Welcome Announcement and National Anthem

8:00 am – Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K Begins

8:30 am – Post Race Expo Begins

8:45 am – 1 Mile Family Fun Run Begins

9:00 am – Awards Presentation

12:00 pm – Post Race Expo Closes


If interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K, please contact [email protected]

April 25, 2020 The event has been postponed to a later date


Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K
April 25, 2020 (Saturday) - 08:00
5 kilometers
Road Solo
Family Fun Run
April 25, 2020 (Saturday) - 08:45
1 mile
Road Solo


Apr 25 2020 : Possible light rain and humid throughout the day.
23.7°C - 31.8°C (74.7°F - 89.2°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-04-20


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