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The RUN FOR AUTISM Endurance Challenge is back for its second year. Join OAR for this 54-day exercise and fundraising challenge dedicated to autism research. Starting on October 20, we challenge every participant to complete one, two, or all three endurance challenges by December 13, OAR’s 20th birthday: A runner in an OAR singlet smiles as they run along a nature trail.

  • 54-Mile Challenge – (averages out to 1 mile/day)
    1 in 54 children is diagnosed with autism.
  • 119-Mile Challenge – (averages out to 2.2 miles/day)
    2% of U.S. adults have autism.
  • 189-Mile Challenge – (averages out to 3.5 miles/day)
    More than 3.5 million Americans are autistic.


  • Set Your Own Goal
    Challenge yourself to go above and beyond or find a distance that works best for you.

Register today and sign up for any, or all, of the challenges. (Use the code OAR10 to receive 10% off registration.)

Participants are encouraged to set their own fundraising goals too. There is no “right” number; your commitment is what matters. Still, there is no harm in setting a lofty goal – you’ll be surprised by the number of people who will want to support you and OAR. As a bonus, the more you raise, the more you get. Check out our fundraising swag here.

When you walk, run, and/or cycle between October 20 and December 13, log your mileage as you work towards your overall goal. Don’t forget to take photos and have fun.

Every Endurance Challenge registration helps us reach our goal of raising $25,000. Check out the event info for more details about how the Endurance Challenge works. Register to see how many miles you can cover in 54 days to help fund autism research that will change the lives of autistic people today. Use the code OAR10 to receive 10% off registration.

Have questions? Email the RUN Staff at run

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