Breakthrough Virtual Run/Walk for Autism

Thu November 5 - Wed November 25 Knoxville, TN 37915 US RaceJoy Ready
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

900 East Hill Ave # 145
Knoxville, TN US 37915

Hello Autism Breakthrough Racers and Supporters,

In April we made the difficult decision to postpone our Annual 5K Run for Autism out of concern for runners’ health and safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Those concerns remain present today.  In lieu of a traditional run this year, we will host a 21 day Walk (or Run) and Talk Challenge Event to raise awareness for adults on the autism spectrum.  In addition to the challenge event, we will offer two 5K virtual events utilizing certified 5K distance courses-one at Tyson Park in downtown Knoxville and one in the Turkey Creek area in west Knoxville. We will also offer a "run anywhere" 5K and 1 mile event.

Packet pickup for this event will be held at the Fleet Feet store in Turkey Creek 10 AM to 6 PM on November 5 and November 19.

Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Breakthrough Virtual Run/Walk for Autism.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To
Tyson Park Certified 5K Course

USATF certified course number TN19070MS

Click here to view the USATF course map and description.

Click here to view a course map with elevation.

Turkey Creek Certified 5K Course

USATF certified course number TN11028MS

Click here to view the USATF course map and description.

Click here to view a course map with elevation.

Walk and Talk 21 Day Challenge

Walk and Talk

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