Local students run the Sparks Marina to benefit autism

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Updated: 6/03 1:39 pm
Sparks, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Students from Wooster and Reed High Schools got their feet in motion to support a good cause Tuesday morning. Participants from the high schools gathered at the Sparks Marina to run their annual 5k race.

All the money earned will benefit the Sierra Kids Foundation, an organization that assists families dealing with autism. Instructors say it's a win win for the students.
not only are they helping out a good cause.. but they're also improving their own physical fitness.

'Basically it's a couch to 5k fitness program, and they're all excited to come to the Sparks Marina and make their final run," Wooster High teacher Beth Weber said.

This is the 6th straight year for the benefit race and to prepare, students from both high schools trained 9 weeks for today's event.

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