4th Annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk

4th Annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk

7/9/2022, 8:00AM
Southbank Riverwalk, Jacksonville FL 32207

From Making Strides For Autism, Inc.

Our Friends With Autism 5K and Walk benefits Northeast Florida families and autistic people..

Making Strides For Autism, Inc.



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Southbank Riverwalk, Jacksonville FL 32207

Date & Time

Saturday, July 9 2022

8:00 AM

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The 4th Annual Friends With Autism 5K /Walk is Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Southbank Riverwalk in Jacksonville, FL and we hope you will join us!!

RUN, WALK, STIM!  Our 4th Annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk is more than just a Run and a Walk - it's a fun time for the entire community to come together and raise awareness and acceptance for families and autistic people in Northeast Florida! Join other families as we encourage the community to support and become friends with people with different abilities and their families with a health/resource fair, music, children's activities, speakers, and so much more!  When we raise awareness here...  

Funds raised will stay here!  Funds raised will be returned to our community to provide direct services in the form of grant support, community accessibility, and advocacy for local families and people with autism. 

The health/resource fair of this event is free to the public.

Help us raise awareness and acceptance for those on the autism spectrum!

  • Join us for the fun!
  • Join us for the community!
  • Join us to help the 1 in 44 with autism!
  • Join us to support the estimated 21,900+ families and people with autism in Northeast Florida!

Awards and Incentives:

5K Finishers will receive a T-shirt and Medal.

One-Mile Finishers' children receive Medal and all participants receive a T-shirt.

Fundraising has its perks... Teams raising the minimum fundraising amounts receive a Friends With Autism grant to cover the cost of school tuition, home school supplies/equipment/software, therapy, assistive technology, adaptive equipment, medical copays, medical services, summer camp, tutoring, and more!!

$2500 and up - $1,000

$1500 to $2499 - $500

$1000 to $1499 - $250

The top three school or civic group fundraising teams raising over $2,500 will receive Friends With Autism Deluxe Sensory Bags for their classrooms.  Civics groups can select the school of their choice to receive Sensory Bags:

1st Place - 10 bags

2nd Place - 5 bags

3rd Place - 2 bags

Registration to participate in the 4th Annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk is available on 1st Place Sports, our Race Management company's website:  http://www.1stplacesports.com/races/autism5k/.

To learn more about Making Strides for Autism visit www.makingstridesforautism.org

Email [email protected] for Sponsor and Vendor information.

Making Strides For Autism, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized for tax exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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