VIA - 2021 Run / Walk for Autism

Sat April 17 - Sun April 18 Earlysville, VA 22936 US
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THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the VIA Run for Autism in 2021!  Your support is helping us provide life-changing services to families across Central Virginia.

Results by Age Division

You can view them on the Results page, here. Or, download the pdf below. 

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Results Overall

You can view them on the Results page, here. Or, download the pdf below. 

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Grand Prize

Avery Wright is our grand prize winner and will be taking home this lovely quilt made from past 5K shirts, handstitched by our friends at Keepsake

Top Fundraising Team

Congratulations to Team Bradley for raising over $5,500 as part of this event! These funds support life-changing services for our students and clients and we are truly appreciative of everyone's efforts to make this event a success! Team Bradley wins a 4-pack of free shoes from OluKai and a VIAble Ventures gift basket!

Share Your Spirit Winners

Shantisha Allen and Angel Massie represented our families and staff in this weekend's virtual race by bringing the energy on social media! Congratulations to our Share your Spirit award winners, who will each receive a gift card courtesy of our friends at Tiger Fuel!

Fun for Kids: Coloring Page Contest

Hanna, age 8, is the winner of our coloring contest and a $25 gift card from Tiger Fuel!
Thank you for this beautiful entry!!

Did you miss us on race day? Did you participate virtually, but want to catch the vibes? Want to see what you looked like in front of the step & click photo banner after the race? Photo galleries for 2021 Run for Autism are up on VIA's Smugmug page:

Separate galleries for course photos and for photo backdrop shots. View, download, or order a print.

T-shirts Still Available

We’ve added an option for direct purchase of VIA’s 2021 Run for Autism 5K t-shirt. Our shop on Threadless has options for you to purchase men's, women's, and kids’ shirts of various styles, which will go perfectly in your Run For Autism 5K collections. We are also offering race-themed magnets and buttons. This year’s logo is a limited edition design commemorating the two-mile cross country option!

Orders made will be printed on demand and shipped directly to you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact



Special thanks to all of our sponsors

Thank you Panorama Farms!

Another HUGE thank you to the Murray Family & Panorama Farms for hosting us this year. It was an honor to share that gorgeous morning with everyone as we watched the balloons take flight as the race began!


Community Partner Spotlight: vineyard vines

Thank you vineyard vines for hosting a post-race shopping event that generated over $600 for our fundraising totals! A special shout out to staff members Holly and Ashley for their participation and partnership!

We couldn't have done it without...

For 20 years, Run For Autism 5k has been a spring fixture for VIA and for our extended community, and Ragged Mountain Running & Walking Shop owner Mark Lorenzoni has served as Volunteer Race Director since its earliest days. Along with the many hours that he puts into planning the event each year, Mark also serves on VIA's Community Advisory Board, and was the first member of VIA's Board of Directors who was not a VIA parent. Special thanks to Mark, his family, and everyone at the Ragged Mountain Running and Walking Shop for helping us revive the Run For Autism this year!

Race Fest 2021

The Charlottesville Track Club presents Race Fest 2021, a series of winter and spring local races with the opportunity for each runner to accumulate points based on their participation and age group place. There are eight races in the series, including this year's Run For Autism events, and the club will keep a running total of each participant's accrued points along the way. You do not need to run in every race, but the more you participate the more points you accumulate. The distance and surfaces will vary with each race. Click HERE for the point structure and race schedule!

Race Contact Info

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