Scott Center Club Training For Music Marathon

By  //  January 8, 2013

Autism Awareness

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Scott Center for Autism Treatment of Florida Institute of Technology’s running club is well into training for a second season.

Florida Tech’s Becky Werle will train club participants in preparation for the Melbourne Music Marathon Weekend, Feb. 2 and 3.

The Scott Center for Autism Running Club is preparing for the upcoming Music Marathon in February (Image courtesy of Florida Tech)

The goal of the club is to promote running in the community and to set and reach personal goals while raising awareness about autism. The event will also benefit the center.

The training, which costs $85, is designed for the 5k, 8k or half-marathon relay and geared for beginners.

Participants will train biweekly for 10 weeks (Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings) and receive a running club packet, which includes a T-shirt for training sessions and the race, training calendar based on individual racing levels and a water bottle.

Marathoners will run a very scenic route, including two bridge crossings for the half-marathon and the beach side barrier island, which ends on Main Street in Downtown Melbourne. The race is followed by an awards ceremony and a party with a live band.

The 10-week training registration form and waiver can be found at; the race registration is available at

For more information, either send email to Colleen Middlebrooks at, call 321-674-8106, ext. 1, or visit

About Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast.

The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges and recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best college for return on investment in Florida. A recent survey by ranks Florida Tech as the top university in Florida for salary potential.

The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education.


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