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Run for Autism 5K Held at Charlottesville High School

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A record number of runners took strides to support services for people living with autism in central Virginia.

More than 1,200 people came together at Charlottesville High School for today's Run for Autism 5K Saturday. That's a big increase compared to the 800 runners in last year's race.

Dozens of students from the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) also got a chance to sprint around the track.

“This is her first year running, even though her brother and sister have run for years for the VIA 5K, so this is now part of our family tradition to support Phoebe's great school, the Virginia Institute of Autism,” said Liz Adam, parent.

Kids in four different age groups also got to run in a series of races before the 5K.

VIA has raised nearly $90,000 through this event.

NBC29 was a proud sponsor.

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