Race Day Information

Please know that our event is rain or shine, so the 20th Anniversary celebration will go in, even in the rain. We will not have indoor space, but each major event area will be tented.

If we are expecting dangerous weather conditions, we will be sure to send an email & update our website by 7:30 AM on Saturday with our updated plans. Our number one priority is the safety of our participants, vendors, and volunteers!

 

ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Crump Park

3400 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060


8:00am:    ASCV Family Fun Day Begins - Food Trucks, Resource Fair, and Kids Zone Open

8:40am:    Opening Ceremonies

9:00am:    5K Race Begins

10:15am:  5K Race Awards Ceremony

10:30am:  Challenge Race Awards Ceremony

11:30am:  ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day ends

 

Over the past twenty years, the Autism Society of Central Virginia 5K has grown from a small venture to a large annual event that attracts over 1,200 participants. This family-friendly event will feature entertainment, food, exhibitors and a Kids Zone. The day’s activities include a competitive 5K, a live-streamed awards ceremony, and Resource Fair. The Resource Fair will present dozens of organizations, including autism service providers and local businesses.  The event concludes with our Awards Ceremony, where we will recognize race winners, top teams, and fundraisers. All funds raised from this event provide much needed support for individuals with autism and their families in Central Virginia. 

Read on for more information on our Packet Pickup, ASCV Family Fun Day, and 5K Race:


Packet Pickup


Packet Pickup will be available on Friday, May 13 at Lucky Road Run Shop, located in Willow Lawn (1601 Willow Lawn Dr #838, Richmond, VA 23230) from 12:00 noon to 5:30pm.  5K Registrants will receive a t-shirt, race bib, swag bag, and any fundraising incentives earned.  Challenge participants may pick up shirts, swag bags, and incentives, but will not receive a bib.  You are welcome to pick up packets for other participants and team members, but please be sure to coordinate in advance to avoid multiple trips and confusion.  If you would like to pick up packets for a larger group, please email development@ascv.org in advance with the names to save time at packet pickup.   While we highly recommend picking up your items on Friday, if you are unable to, Packet Pickup will also be available on Saturday, May 14, prior to 8:40am, onsite at Crump Park at the Registration and Information Tent.


ASCV 5K Race

The race will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Please plan to arrive by 8:30am for the Opening Ceremonies and to leave adequate time to park and walk to the Start Line.  A map of the route can be found here.  The route is paved and accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.  Due to safety concerns on the race course, we ask that no pets other than registered service animals attend the event. 

For more information on the 5K race, please see our FAQs below.


ASCV Family Fun Day


Kids Zone

The James River Orthodontics Kids Zone will offer lots of fun activities for kids! Starting at 8am, the Kid's Zone will feature bounce houses, bubbles, face painting, balloon artists, characters, princesses, and much more!


Sensory Friendly Zone

The Sensory Friendly Zone, hosted by River City ABA, will be available during the 5K & Family Fun Day.  Any guest seeking a quiet place may come to the tent at any time throughout the day.


Photo Booth

Be sure to stop by the Hybridge Learning Group Photo Booth and commemorate the day! There will be fun props, and you can take the pictures home with you to keep!


Resource Fair

Please take time to visit our many sponsors and community partners who will be onsite all morning sharing information on their programs & services.

 

VIP Areas

ASCV Challenge, 5K & Family Fun Day Teams raising over $5,000 will receive a special VIP Tent during the ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day!  Be sure to bring items to decorate your tent and invite your team members.

Team Captains  of our Top Fundraising Teams (raising over $5,000) and any individuals raising over $1,000 will receive VIP Parking. We will email you details for how to access VIP parking.


Awards Ceremony

Opening Ceremonies will take place at 8:40am, prior to the race start.  The 5K Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:15am.  Challenge Awards will be presented at 10:30am.  Opening Ceremonies and Award ceremonies will be live-streamed for participants joining us from afar!  Tune into our Facebook Page to watch the celebration from home.


5K FAQs:


What if the weather is bad?

The ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day is a rain or shine event, and we will host it as planned unless there are dangerous weather conditions. There is no scheduled inclement weather date. Because the ASCV depends on this important fundraiser to support our local autism community, it is not our policy to issue refunds to participants who are unable to attend or if the event has to be cancelled.

 

Are dogs allowed at the 5K & Family Fun Day?

Due to safety concerns on the race course, as well as fear of dogs of participants with autism, we ask that no pets other than registered service animals attend the event. 

 

Will food and drinks be available for purchase?

Yes, we will have food trucks, including Raise Coffee and Kona Ice available for purchase. Additionally, we will provide Diamond Springs water and post-race snacks for our 5K participants. Please bring a water bottle to refill your bottle throughout the day - no glass bottles, please. 

 

Do I need to register to attend this event?

Everyone who attends, including walkers and runners of all ages, must be registered and sign our event waiver online. You can register online ahead of time at ascv5k.org or in-person the morning of the event. 

 

When can I pick up my participant registration bag, bib number and t-shirt?

Pre-registered 5K participants may drop off donations and pick up their participant registration bags, bibs and t-shirts on Friday, May 13 from 12 to 5:30pm at Lucky Road Run Shop in Willow Lawn.  Packet Pickup will also be available the morning of the 5K at the Registration and Information tent until 8:40am.

 

Is parking available?

Yes, parking will be available at Crump Park.   Parking guides will be available in the morning to direct traffic and ensure a quick parking process. VIP Parking will be available for our top fundraising teams. Accessible parking will also be available near the 5K start line and Resource Fair Area.

 

When should I arrive to participate in the 5K Run?

The race will begin promptly at 9:00am.  Please plan to arrive by 8:30am for the Opening Ceremonies and to leave adequate time to park and walk to the Start Line. We encourage you to arrive early in order to enjoy the pre-race festivities and explore the Resource Fair and Kids’ Fun Zone. Both open at 8:00 am and will remain open after the race. 

 

What is the course like?

Click here to view a map of the route.  Additionally, the RVA trolley will be available for those who would like to participate, but may not be able to complete the course. The trolley will monitor the course and offer rides to the Finish Line. 

 

May I walk the 5K?

Absolutely! Participants are also welcome to walk the course. We  just ask our walkers to line up to start after our competitive runners.

 

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed in the 5K?

Yes. We ask that runners/walkers with wheelchairs and strollers start the race towards the back so that these participants can move without hindrance. Your safety is our first priority. 

 

Are vehicles such as golf carts, bicycles, or scooters allowed on the course?

No, for safety reasons we are unable to accommodate motorized vehicles of any type. 

 

How will the race be timed?

The Richmond Road Runners Club is providing timing services for the 2022 ASCV 5K. Chip timing, available to purchase online as an add-on during or after registration for $5, is able to precisely measure your race results by registering your race chip (attached to your race bib) as you run across timing mats located at the start/finish line of the race. If you do not choose chip-timing, you will be able to see your race time on the clock at the finish line, but that time will not be recorded or eligible for Top 5K Finisher awards.

 

When and where will the 5K finish times be posted?

Your results will be posted on your RunSignUp profile, and you can search on the race website by bib number.

 

Are awards given out to top 5K finishers?

Yes, awards will be presented after the race to our top finishers in a variety of age and gender categories. Check out the Awards Page to see what you could win. 

 

Will water and snacks be available to 5K runners after the race?

Yes, the ASCV will provide complimentary water and healthy snacks post-race to all participants. 

 

 

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