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Active for Autism VIRTUAL 5k & Kids dash
april 1 - 11, 2021      -       Anywhere

The 2021 Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash will be a completely virtual event 

The Active for Autism Virtual 5K & Kids Dash is a virtual event that can be run, walked, cycled, swam at your own pace, in your own time, from wherever you are! Ideally it would be on a course near your front door, inside your home on a treadmill/trainer, or get creative and find a new, fun course to race. While we can’t run together in a race, we want to motivate you to keep moving and challenge yourself to a virtual race!

How it works:
  • Complete Your Virtual Race
    • Pick the course you want to race and complete your Active for Autism Virtual race between April 1st and April 11th.
  • Take A Finish Line Photo
    • We want to see you at the finish line! Take a selfie when you finish your distance. Post to social media, tag @runforautism and use the hashtags #ActiveForAutism5K and #RUNFORAUTISM.
  • Submit Your Results
    • All Active for Autism Virtual 5K participants who complete their 5K and send or post a photo of their virtual race by April 18th will be listed in the 2021 virtual runner results.
  • Have Fun! 
Take your support one step further and set up a fundraiser for OAR. All Virtual 5K fundraisers are eligible for fundraising prizes!

Looking for a fun way to get friends and family involved? Create a virtual 5K team when registering or join an existing team by logging in to your account and clicking on 'create or join a team' from your dashboard. Once you're on a team encourage family and friends to register and join! Everyone on the top 2 fundraising teams will receive a special OAR swag item! 
Virtual 5K Walk/Run: Kids Dash:                
$20: January 1 - 31
$25: February 1 - 28

$30: March 1 - 31
$35: April 1 - 11

Registration Fee Includes:
  • Race T-Shirt
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Finish Line Tape
  • 16oz. ONEHOPE Tumbler
$5: January 1 - April 11

Registration Fee Includes:
  • Finishers Ribbon
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Finish Line Tape

All participants who register for the virtual race by March 15th will have their race packet sent to them before April 1st.  Any participant who registers after March 15th might not receive their race packet before the event.  To guarantee your race t-shirt size, participants must register for the Active for Autism Virtual 5K  by March 7th.

Support autism research and win great prizes! Whether you are running, walking, cycling, swimming or just cheering others on you can fundraise to support OAR. Setting up your fundraiser is quick and easy.
  • Click on Register, then login.
  • Select your fundraising option – you can participate and fundraise, or just set up a fundraiser.
  • Complete the online registration. 
  • Edit your fundraising page and begin sharing!
All fundraisers are eligible for winning our top prizes.  Every fundraiser who raises at least $100 will receive a special OAR swag item that will be announced soon. 

Everyone on the top two fundraising teams will receive an OAR swag item.

Social Media: 
Remember to post your race photos on social media with the hashtags #RUNFORAUTISM  #ActiveForAutism5K and tag @runforautism. Not on social media?  Email the photo to run@researchautism.org!