Active for Autism Virtual 5K & Kids Dash

April 1st – 11th 

Starting April 1st, kicking off National Autism Awareness Month, the Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash will be back for its third year in a row!

Join OAR (Organization for Autism Research) for this completely virtual event that can be completed from anywhere, anytime between April 1st – 11th and dedicate your virtual miles to autism research.

All proceeds from this virtual event will go to OAR’s Changing Lives Fund. Their goal is to raise $80,000, enough to fund two new OAR research studies.  

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!


  • Sign Up!
  • 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!

Learn more about this virtual event here, or if you’re ready, register now!

Or if you simply want to support the cause and our event, you can donate here!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download our Sponsorship Package & email 

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