“Race Across the Spectrum: 5K for Autism”

   July 11, 2015




Make a direct, lifelong impact on a young child and their family by joining us for our 6th annual Race Across the Spectrum: 5K for Autism in support of research-based early intervention for young children impacted by Autism in Middle Tennessee. Our Title Sponsor for this run is Mr. Sean Riley & his Team at WALMART. Supporting sponsors include: TEAM WILSON REAL ESTATE , NINA FOLEY DENTAL ASSOCIATES, LINDELL JEWELERS, PILOT/ FLYING J, SPORT SEASONS OF COOL SPRINGS, METROPOLITAN BANK, SAINT THOMAS HEALTH, DREYMOOR AMERICA, LLC, AND MJC INSURANCE GROUP

**NEW THIS YEAR!! All online registrants receive a complimentary moisture-wicking
Competitor’s Tee with your registration. These will be available at both Packet Pick-up and at Race Day Check-in for Pre-registered Participants.

This scenic, yet slightly challenging course is most appropriate for the fitness enthusiast. 100% of all race proceeds directly benefit the Brown Center for Autism, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Also, don’t miss our AMAZING online “Race Across the Spectrum” annual online auction that will be open from Sat., July 4th through Sat., July 18th. Stay tuned for more information about auction goodies!

Online Race Registration Closes: 10:00pm CT  7/08/15.

Registration is also available onsite on Day of Race.          

Race Day Registration Opens: 6:00am CT.

Course Difficulty–Moderate (hilly)

Historical Event Size–700-800 registrants.

Race Packets: will be available for early pick up at SPORT SEASONS (NEW LOCATION) at 539 COOL SPRINGS BLVD, STE 120, FRANKLIN, TN 37067 (moved near PF Changs) on Friday, 7/10/15 at 11am-1pm and again from 4-7pm .

Awards: Overall Men´s, Overall Women´s, Masters and Grandmasters (3 deep). Additional awards will be presented by age divisions that are ALSO 3-DEEP. Doorprizes will also be awarded by randomly drawn bib numbers.

Teams: Participation in Race Across the Spectrum as a team in honor of a special individual with Autism is an amazing way to get friends, family members, and neighbors involved. Team members also enjoy a team member registration discount. Teams can be a group of five or more participants–and must be first set up and assigned a Team Name by your Team Captain during online registration. When registering as a team member, just select your team name from the drop down menu. The largest team will receive an award and recognition on Race Day.

USATF Certified Course: Chip timing with race results posted within minutes by Best Times, Championchip Tennessee, Inc

Dynamic Staff

The Brown Center is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that delivers year-round, family-focused programming for young children through six years old who are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders. BCA has long been well-known for its indescribably dynamic culture that is palpable from the first moment visitors cross the threshold. From our signature red front door, the “well-loved” coziness of our many gathering spaces, and the animated and spirited energy of our team—the culture of BCA is undeniably rich and welcoming. Our staff members know that successful autism intervention is not something we do to a child–but rather something we do with a family. Team members continually strive for professional excellence and personal growth–and cultivate a sense of creativity, teamwork, fun, and a willingness to think outside-the-box in a fully inter-disciplinary environment. We cordially invite you to stop by for a visit any time and see for yourself!

International Influence

Since 2008, the Brown Center’s comprehensive family approach to intervention has been truly changing the landscape of traditional autism treatment. Families, educators, and interns from a dozen U.S. states and territories and from as far as Japan, Belgium, France, Canada and Russia have relocated to Nashville to become part of the Brown Center. Family and staff members work together to develop goals for each child, and staff members are heavily cross-trained across disciplines to deliver the greatest consistency in each and every treatment session and in the home. It is our firm belief that this strategy is the core of successful therapeutic programming for children with autism and the key to helping our children achieve their highest potential. Because of this unique approach and our strong, data-driven outcomes, our Nashville-based program is sought out internationally, and our vision is to replicate and share our model world-wide.

Family Focused

The pieces and parts that make up BCA are nothing new under the sun. “Family-centered” is the catch phrase of the new millennium in healthcare. But what should “family-centered” look and act like?  It is the purposeful synthesis of knowledge and orchestration of action based upon this knowledge that is exclusive to the “BCA way”. From our highest leadership to our clinical team, we are intentionally composed of credentialed professionals, many of whom are also parents of children with autism. We know the outcomes of our children are directly proportional to how effectively we train and support our families. BCA offers in-house family counseling services to help guide our families as they adjust to a child’s diagnosis, as well as monthly Family Gatherings, formal and one-to-one parent training, and home-based intervention services. Click here to contact current or former BCA families to learn more about their individualized experience as a part of our Brown Center community.

Watch our BCA Team video of “Happy”!