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5K on April 13 benefits autism research

BOONE—Autism Speaks U at Appalachian State University is hosting a 5K run on April 13 starting at 9 a.m. at Watauga High School.

Registration is $20 and the first 300 participants are guaranteed a T-shirt if they register by March 22. Individuals or teams may register. All funds raised will go to Autism Speaks to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment for autism.

Register online at