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Eagles Delay 3rd Annual Autism Challenge and 5K

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By: Danielle Williams

As the days continue, more and more events are being postponed or cancelled, and it all goes back to the coronavirus. Recently, the Philadelphia Eagles postponed their Third Annual Eagles Autism Challenge Bike Ride and 5K as the area continues to help by not spreading the virus.

According to Fox News, upon the recommendations of health officials, the organization decided to delay the event, scheduled for May 16th, and will reschedule in the future.

"While we were all looking forward to an exciting and transformational day on May 16, the safety and well-being of our community, event participants and staff comes first," said Ryan Hammond, Executive Director of the Eagles Autism Foundation. A new date for the annual event has not been released at this time.

The Eagles say they are going to continue to follow the instructions from medical professionals, and will announce a date at the right time. Fox News stated, “The Eagles Autism Challenge is a fun day to ride bikes, and a day for the family to run.

The 5K (3.1 miles) starts and finishes at Lincoln Financial Field. Since launching the annual event in 2018, the Eagles Autism Foundation has raised over $7 Million for research and care.

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