VIA - 2022 Run / Walk for Autism

Saturday, April 16 2022 at Charlottesville High School Directions
Thank you for making Run/Walk for Autism a success!
Prizes & Awards

Registration Grand Prize: Congratulations to Peter Baxter for winning the Grand Prize drawing! Peter has won the custom painting below by Camp Fortson, a 23-year-old local artist with autism. He grew up in Charlottesville and is a former client of VIA's Outpatient Behavioral Services. You can check out his work on Instagram and connect with Camp about your interest in original art pieces @campfortsonoriginalart.


Top Fundraising Team: For the second year in a row, Team Bradley is the top fundraising team and has won a family 4-pack of shoes from OluKai! Many thanks to Team Bradley for raising $6,065 to support VIA's programs and services. 

5K Awards: The results from the 5K are posted here. Congrats to our overall and age group award winners! Many thanks to Ragged Mountain Running and Walking Shop and Tiger Fuel for providing the prizes. 


Check out photos from this year's Run/Walk for Autism 5K here

password: VIA5K2022


If you missed race weekend but would like to make a gift to the event, please visit Please indicate your gift is in support of Run/Walk for Autism in the comments section on the donation form. Thank you!


If you would like to purchase race gear, visit our Threadless shop! Orders are printed on demand and shipped directly to you.


The annual Run/Walk for Autism 5K returns to its normal home 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.

5K Course

The 5K course is on pavement through a neighborhood, so wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. Sorry, no dogs.

Covid-19 Protocols

Masks for this event are optional. VIA will continue to follow the latest guidelines from the BRHD and CDC and will update participants if protocols change.


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

VIP Corporate Partners
Other Sponsors
Race Fest 2022

Run/Walk for Autism is excited to be a part of Race Fest 2022, presented by the Charlottesville Track Club! Race Fest is 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.

Learn more about Race Fest 2022.

We are thrilled to announce that this year's Run/Walk for Autism is part of the a full series of Kids' Races & Events for 2022.  The demand for more youth events has been present for many years, and Ragged Mountain Running & Walking Shop hopes to slowly expand on this annual series over time.  It's an honor to strengthen our partnership with them to provide fun, age appropriate opportunities to get kids moving while benefitting non-profit organizations here in our community.

Learn more about Central Virginia Kids' Races & Events 2022.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Post-Race Event at Kindness Cafe (inside the Brooks Family YMCA)

Join us at Kindness Cafe from 9 am-12 pm after the 2022 Run/Walk for Autism event for coffee, pastries, and fun! VIAble Ventures will have a booth there as well so you can purchase candles and bath salts in preparation for Mother's Day. Other pop-up shops include Innisfree Village, Bluebird Books, and more. Hope to see you there!


Race Packet Pick-Up

All participants are encouraged to pick up their race packet including their t-shirt and bib prior to Saturday, April 16th. 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 14th from 4-6 PM

Friday, April 15th from 9 AM-12 PM

Can't make it to packet pick-up? Friends are able to pick it up for you! 


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 16th, please contact Rebecca Ellison at


Click the map below for directions to Charlottesville High School.


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