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2023 was a record-breaking year for the RUN FOR AUTISM program. Thanks to the fundraising efforts and hard-earned miles of 942 runners, walkers, and triathletes, the RUN FOR AUTISM team raised more than $1,060,000, a new OAR fundraising record marking the first time the program has raised over one million dollars. That achievement is even more noteworthy since it came in the RUN’s 20th anniversary year as a charity running program.


Congratulations and thank you to every one of those team members who inspire us year-round and their generous donors!


The money raised by the 2023 RUN FOR AUTISM team will help fund OAR’s 2024 programs, including:

  • Sixteen new applied and graduate research studies
  • Seven new community grants
  • Twenty new peer education grants

The fundraising success of OAR’s RUN FOR AUTISM team members allows OAR to break new ground each year, and we plan to do the same in 2024.


Resolve to RUN FOR AUTISM in 2024 and become a part of our inspiring team! Check out our RUN calendar for upcoming events and then fill out our interest list to let us know what events you are interested in. You can also mark your calendar now for OAR’s 6th annual Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash coming up in April.

Please email the RUN staff with your questions about the RUN FOR AUTISM or upcoming events.