Autism Society - The Heartland 5K/1K Fun Run

Sat April 29, 2023 Kansas City, MO 64161 US Directions


5K In-person

$40 8:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Price increases after April 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT

1K In-Person

$25 8:15AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Registration ends April 29, 2023 at 8:15am CDT

5K Virtual

$45 Registration ends April 29, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT

1K Virtual

$25 Registration ends April 29, 2023 at 11:59pm CDT


The connection is you.™

Looking for a fun way to give back with your family? Join Autism Society - The Heartland for our 5th annual 5K/1K Fun Run on April 29, 2023 by attending in-person or virtually! This event gives participants the opportunity to run or walk a 5k or 1k course at Worlds of Fun. In-person runners will take their mark as they proceed through and around Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, giving participants exclusive access and viewpoints of the park and their favorite attractions. This Kansas City 5K begins the first heat at 8:00 a.m. followed by the 1K at 8:15 a.m., before the park opens to the public. All registered participants (1k and 5k) are eligible to receive a t-shirt. Registered 5K participants are also eligible to receive a finisher’s medal and chip timing. Important: T-shirts and finisher's medals are only guaranteed for those who register by March 31st, 2023.

If you have additional questions about the race, please visit our FAQs page.

This race will benefit all those connected to the Autism community in Kansas and Missouri.


FREE Worlds of Fun Tickets!

The first 300 full-price 5K participants who register will receive a FREE Worlds of Fun ticket to use after the race and before the end of the regular season.  This FREE Worlds of Fun ticket does not include Oceans of Fun. Participants will still be required to pay for parking when redeeming their FREE ticket.  1K registrants are not eligible to receive a FREE Worlds of Fun ticket.



Virtual Race Details

A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked from any location you choose. You simply need to complete the race by midnight on April 29, 2023! For more complete information about our virtual race, please visit our comprehensive FAQs page.


Become a Sponsor

At the finish line, there will be a vendor and resource fair to showcase companies that offer services and support for families touched by Autism. If you would like to join the resources fair and become a Sponsor for this event, please click here for our Sponsorship levels and commitment form. You can make Sponsorship payments online here or mail a check with the commitment form to Autism Society - The Heartland, P.O. Box 4455, Olathe, KS 66063. For more information about sponsoring this event, please contact






Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave
Kansas City, MO US 64161



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