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Ellen Reavis Race for Autism

Sat April 13 - Sun April 21, 2024 Albuquerque, NM 87113 US Directions


5k Run

04/13 10:00AM MDT - 11:30AM MDT

1 mile Walk

04/13 10:00AM MDT - 11:30AM MDT

Star Walk (Autistic individuals only)

04/13 11:30AM MDT - 11:45PM MDT

Virtual 5k Run/Walk

$45 Registration ends April 13, 2024 at 11:59pm MDT

1 Mile Walk for Kids 4-17

04/13 10:00AM MDT - 11:30PM MDT
Open to ages 4 - 17.

General Admission

04/13 10:00AM MDT - 1:00PM MDT


9401 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NE
Albuquerque, NM US 87113


Ellen was a wonderful Occupational Therapist, teacher, friend, inspiration, and driving force to many in the field of autism. She had a magical way with autistic individuals and their families. Ellen had served the New Mexico Autism Society’s Board of Directors as President, Treasurer, and workhorse for many years. She also helped many children, teachers, and therapists as a member of the APS Autism Resource Team. We lost Ellen to cancer in 2009, but her spirit will remain with all who knew her.

Because of Ellen and her dedication to the autism community, New Mexico Autism Society decided to honor her memory with this race. Each year, the New Mexico autism community gathers at Balloon Fiesta Park to help raise acceptance, to educate, and celebrate our autistic community and their families. The race is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps fund all the programs and events we host. 

The Ellen Reavis Race for Autism is also a great way to raise your voice and join our force to create acceptance of Autism in your community. We hope to see you there! Create your team today and join us during Autism Acceptance month as we celebrate our community. 

We will be having a team t-shirt contest. Create a t-shirt design in honor of your team! You can drop off a t-shirt at the main stage or come to the stage at 12pm to be judged by the best emcee there is Sam Newton of Coyote 102.3. We will have a special prize for the winner! There also is prizes for largest team and biggest fundraising team!

5k race is a timed race. Participants will receive a finisher medal and a shirt. (To be guaranteed a medal and a shirt, registration must be in by March 15th, 2024) The top 3 males and females will receive a prize for their efforts. 

1 mile walk is untimed and is for those that do not want to be timed. A shirt is included. (To be guaranteed a shirt, registration must be in by March 15th, 2024)

The Star Walk is our time to honor those we are running and walking for! Open to any Autistic individual. Walk a short aisle as the crowd cheers you on just for being you! Each participant gets a t-shirt with their registration. Registration must be completed by March 15th, 2024, to be guaranteed a shirt. 

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1mile course map

Map to Balloon Fiesta Park


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