Join the Friends of Austin State Supported Living Center at the annual Spooktober on Saturday, Oct. 17. This family-friendly event includes a 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. and a Kids 1K at 12 p.m. as well as a Fall Festival for the community from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with arts and crafts, a petting zoo, carnival games and more!
The Spooktober 5K and Fall Fest is a great chance for the Austin community to learn about the 260 residents of Austin State Supported Living Center who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center provides a wide range of individualized training and recreational programs for its residents. They provide aid and support to individuals in order to increase their independence and improve their quality of life. Among the benefits received by people residing on the campus are comprehensive medical and psychiatric services, occupational therapies, speech and physical therapies, vocational training, life skills training, recreation, community inclusion (shopping, dining, recreation, sports, etc.) and much more.
— About the Fun Run:
The 5K is a chip-timed run, and awards will be presented to the top finishers. Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for kids ages 13 & under and includes a t-shirt, race bib, and 5 fall festival tickets. Kids 1K registration is $10 and includes a youth t-shirt, race bib, finish-line medal and 2 festival tickets. You can register online in advance here.
— About the Fall Festival:
Tickets will be available to purchase at the event for $1 each, and $20 wristbands will be sold for unlimited access to the fall festival activities (excluding food & drink). Enjoy free live music from Austin’s own Eggjam, featuring members of The Eggmen.
The Fall Festival includes:
- Bounce house
- Petting zoo provided by Tiny Tails to You
- Bungee run
- Arts & crafts
- Photo booth
- A lounge for sports fans
- Carnival games
- Face painting
- Schotzi’s Cup ‘N Cake
- Popcorn, cotton candy, and other concessions
- Marketplace where you can purchase handmade jewelry, artwork, and other items