Pine Tree Camp in Rome. Submitted photo

ROME — The Flutie 5K for Autism at Pine Tree Camp is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 114 Pine Tree Camp Road.

“You’ve never run, walked or rolled through a setting quite like Pine Tree Camp,” said Adria King, donor relations director for Pine Tree Society, according to a news release from the camp. “This 5K route takes runners, walkers and wheel-chair rollers on fully accessible nature trails through the woods, along the waterfront and around many special places where overnight summer camp memories have been made since 1945.”

Pine Tree Camp’s 285-acre campus is located on the shore of North Pond in Rome.

“We are deeply grateful to Pine Tree Camp for partnering with the Flutie Foundation by hosting a Flutie 5k for Autism in Maine,” said Doug Flutie. “Pine Tree Camp’s commitment to inclusion and accessibility is leading the way for others to model. We are proud to join forces in Maine and to support this incredible organization by bringing more funds into the Maine community to support autism and inclusion.”

Pine Tree Camp’s entire campus is fully accessible and designed for children and adults with disabilities to experience barrier-free access to the outdoors in every season.

This race is open to adults and youth. All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, race bib and finisher medal. There will be a fun run for kids and prizes for top finishers. All proceeds support Maine people with autism.

Registration cost is $35. Additional fundraising is optional; for those who raise $150 or more, the registration fee will be waived.

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