The annual Run/Walk for Autism 5K is hosted at Charlottesville High School! All fitness and mobility levels are welcome to log some miles in support of those with autism. The ¼ mile Kids’ Race (ages 3-12) begins at 7:30am, and the 5K will follow at 8:00am.
The 5K course is on pavement through a neighborhood, so wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. Sorry, no dogs.
By participating in Run/Walk for Autism, YOU are an integral part of VIA’s mission to help individuals and families overcome the challenges of autism by providing high-quality, evidence-based programs. Help fund these vital services by recruiting friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to join your team and give to VIA!
Learn more about fundraising for the 2023 Run/Walk for Autism!
Corporate partners are vital to the success of VIA’s mission. If your company is interested in providing life-changing support to those with autism in our community, please contact Rebecca Ellison at email@example.com.
5K Awards: Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female winners. The top male and female in each age group will also receive an award. Age groups are as follows: 9U, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+.
Prize: The team that raises the most amount of money will win a VIA prize pack. More details coming soon!
All participants are encouraged to pick up their event packet including their t-shirt and bib prior to Saturday, April 15th. Packet pick-up will be held at VIA's Center for Adolescent and Adult Autism Services (491 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901) during the following times:
Thursday, April 13th from 4-6 PM
Friday, April 14th from 9 AM-12 PM
Can't make it to packet pick-up? Friends are able to pick it up for you. Packet pick-up will begin the morning of the run/walk at 7 AM though we highly recommend picking up your packets prior to race day to ensure a timely start to the event.
Volunteers are key to making Run/Walk for Autism 5K a successful, fun event! If you are interested in lending a hand on Saturday, April 15th, please contact Rebecca Ellison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants who register by March 24, 2023 are guaranteed a Run/Walk for Autism t-shirt! The shirts are unisex adult sizes from XS-XXL. Please select your size when registering.
If you would like a different size of other race gear, visit our Threadless shop! Orders are printed on demand and shipped directly to you.
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