NATICK – The 18th Annual Flutie 5K last weekend exceeded its goal to raise $100,000 for the Framingham-based Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.
The annual autumn tradition started and ended in Natick on Sunday, October 1.
The 5K raised $103,239 for the Foundation.
Dover’s Andrew Gardiner, 52, won the 5K in 16.34 minutes.
More than 750 runners and walkers participated in the 3.1 mile event.
Natick’s Lauren Schmidt was the first female across the finish line in 21:20 minutes.
The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism was established in 1998 by former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie, in honor of their son, Doug, Jr. who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three.
The goal of the Flutie Foundation is to help families affected by autism live life to the fullest.
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