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

Wed April 28 - Sat May 1 Kansas City, MO 64161 US Directions

5K + FREE Worlds of Fun Ticket

05/01 8:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT


05/01 8:15AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

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

Looking for a fun way to give back with your family? Join Autism Society - The Heartland for our 4th annual 5K/1K Fun Run May 1, 2021 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, or your own path. 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 5K participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and be chip timed. All registered 1K participants will receive a t-shirt. Register by April 8 to guarantee a t-shirt.

The first 300 full-price 5K participants who register will receive a FREE Worlds of Fun ticket to use after the race and before September 6, 2021. 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. 

Worlds of Fun states that the 5K race with the Autism Society - The Heartland has become one of their favorite community events. While they were disappointed they didn’t get to play host to all the runners during the 2020 event, they will continue to support Autism Society - The Heartland and all the work we do in the community. We all look forward to the return of this event in 2021, bigger and better than ever!

Special pricing for the 5k and 1k is available to Autism Society - The Heartland families with PAID ASH Memberships. Please contact our office (913-706-0042) to get the special discount codes!

This race will benefit the lives of all affected by autism in Kansas and Missouri.

Virtual Race Day 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 May 1! For more complete information about our virtual race, please visit our comprehensive FAQs page.

Become a Sponsor

If you would like to 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

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