The expenses of the assistive racing equipment and entry fees for the athletes with special needs are covered through donations, and are also raised through events such as the ASA 5K & Fall Family Festival, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, in Hunt Valley. This fun event features a 5K run, a 1-mile walk, and a Halloween Hustle for the youngest participants (where last year's runners chased a costumed-volunteer Elmo as their "pacer"). After the morning's races there will be food, live music, a kid zone, costume contests, awards, and more. For registration and information visit www.asa5k.com. If you'd like more information on ASA, if you know an aspiring athlete, or to help with a donation, please visit www.athletesservingathletes.org.