Counting Down to Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash
January 31, 2024
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, walk, and fundraise to support OAR this spring.
The in-person 5K & Kids Dash will take place in Alexandria, Va., on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 8:00 a.m. This family-friendly event features a fast, flat, and spectator friendly out-and-back course, kids dash, and post-race celebration.
If you can’t make it in person, participate virtually. Take on a 5k your way any time between April 1 and 12. Run, walk, cycle, or swim at a place and time that suits you; we will supply the finish line tape. Take on a 5K right outside your front door, stay inside on a treadmill, or find somewhere new to explore. Kids 12 and under are also welcome to participate in the Kids Dash by completing a virtual race of any distance suitable for them.
All Active for Autism 5K participants will receive a race t-shirt and bib and are eligible for fundraising prizes. All Kids Dash participants will receive a race bib and finisher’s ribbon. Register today!
Last year, the 2023 Active for Autism Virtual 5K & Kids Dash attracted nearly 400 runners from 27 states and three countries, combining forces to raise more than $50,000. This year, we aim to raise $80,000, enough to fund a new OAR research study and distribute autism resources around the country. Through your support of the Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash, you are directly supporting OAR’s ultimate objective: to change lives.
We’re counting down to race day and look forward to seeing you there.