Race for Hope brings autism awareness to Research Park

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Despite the chilly temperatures this morning, dozens flocked to Research Park for a good cause.

Early Saturday morning, sneakers hit the pavement for the Race for Hope, for autism awareness.

Blue shirts representing the cause took over the streets for three separate runs throughout the morning.

Featured runners included some kids in strollers who have been diagnosed and received lots of support from the runners raising awareness in their honor. Proceeds from the race go to the Riley Center.

"We're a comprehensive treatment center we also have a specialized day school for students with autism," explained Melody Crane, executive director of the Riley Center. "We partner with families to bring evidence based and research based treatment for children with autism."

This was the second annual run, and sponsors and participation mean it will likely return next year.

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