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RUN FOR AUTISM Athletes Spring Ahead for OAR

Fifty-nine RUN athletes have raised over $56,000 this spring, dedicating their Chevron Houston Marathon and United Airlines NYC Half Marathon miles to autism research.  In January, 20 runners participated in Chevron Houston Marathon events from the 5k to the marathon. Many team members, including Houston runner Cecilia Jones, were inspired by a personal connection to autism.…

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Autism Acceptance Month is Here!

OAR supports local communities with valuable resources, assists autistic individuals preparing for employment, and raises funds to support autism research studies. You can join our mission and help make a difference. Here’s how you can help.  Goal 1: Support the autism community with information (autistics, families, educators, professionals).  OAR’s collection of guidebooks, manuals, curricula, and…

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RUN FOR AUTISM Spring Race Preview

From the California coast to New York City to London and a few places in between, RUN FOR AUTISM has an exciting spring race schedule ahead. Over 200 runners have registered for our six spring events, raising over $125,000 so far. United Airlines NYC Half Is Around the Corner In March, 39 RUN FOR AUTISM…

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Let’s Get Ready for April Autism Acceptance Month

As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, OAR is also looking ahead to the ambitious goals it has set for 2024, including goals for Autism Acceptance Month. Join us to promote autism awareness and acceptance in your community and across the country.   Goal 1: Support the autism community with information (autistics, families, educators,…

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Counting Down to Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash

Join OAR to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with the sixth annual Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash. This fitness and fundraising event spreads autism awareness and acceptance in our communities and raises money for OAR’s Changing Lives Fund, a fund dedicated to OAR’s goal to raise money, fund research and change lives. You can help. Run,…

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Ring in the New Year with RUN FOR AUTISM!

Starting a new year is the perfect time to move forward with new beginnings and challenges. Whether your resolutions consist of eating more fruits and vegetables, running your first marathon, or surpassing your fundraising goal, RUN FOR AUTISM is here to support you in every way. Looking for a spring race? Or maybe a race with warmer…

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Ready, Set, Get Fit and Fundraise in 2024!

Now is a great time to make your 2024 fitness goals and join the RUN FOR AUTISM team at these fun events in early 2024.  The Chevron Houston Marathon and the Aramco Houston Half Marathon take place on January 14 and offer a scenic running experience in America’s fourth-largest city. The fast, flat, single-loop course has been ranked as…

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Escape from Alcatraz

Looking for a different kind of challenge in 2024? Join the TRI FOR AUTISM team for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. You’ll challenge yourself, have a great time, and most importantly, dedicate your miles to OAR’s mission to apply research to the challenges of autism. Entering its 43rd year, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon attracts world champions,…

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A Bucket-List Race You Don’t Want to Miss

If you are looking for a more challenging and scenic race course, don’t miss this bucket-list race in 2024. The Big Sur International Marathon is a point-to-point course run on scenic California Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel. The route features towering redwoods, crashing waves, coastal mountains, and verdant pastures. The centerpiece of the…

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Celebrate RUN FOR AUTISM’s Birthday with a Run

In 2003, OAR was the first national autism organization to introduce a charity running program, which began with a partnership with the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM). Since then, over 12,000 athletes have participated in the RUN FOR AUTISM, raising more than $11 million for autism research.  OAR hopes you will help us to mark this…

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