Friends With Autism 5K and Community Walk

Jacksonville, FL

































  















         























The 1st Annual Friends With Autism 5K and Community Walk will take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL and we hope you will join us!!  This race is an official City of Jacksonville Mayorthon!
















On your mark!  Get your teams ready!  RUN, WALK, STIM! Lets make strides for autism families and people with autism in Northeast Florida.















The Making Strides For Autism, Inc.'s 1st annual Friends With Autism 5K and Community 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 autism families and people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Northeast Florida! Join families after the race/walk for the community resource fair, giveaways, music, children's sensory zone, speakers, and so much more!  Community Resource Fair is FREE and open to public.















When we raise awareness here...  Funds raised will stay here!  All proceeds raised will be used to support the mission of Making Strides For Autism, Inc.  Your support will assist to provide direct services in the form of support, training and advocacy for local families and people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  Learn more about Making Strides For Autism, Inc. at www.makingstridesforautism.org















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 68 with autism!
  • Join us to support the estimated 21,911 families and individuals living with autism in Northeast Florida!

Place: Northbank Riverwalk/Riverside Arts Market (RAM) 715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL  32204

Registration 5K/Walk:

  • 5K Run Registration 17 and Over  $25  until Jan1 then $30
  • 5K Run Registration 16 and Under  $15
  • Walk Registration 13 and Over  $15
  • Walk Registration 12 and Under  FREE
  • 5K Run School TEAM Registration (12 max)  $166
  • Walk School TEAM Registration (12 max)  $144
  • 5K Run Corporate TEAM Registration (12 max)  $276 
  • Walk Corporate TEAM Registration (12 max)  $156

Race Day Schedule:  

  • 7:00 am     Registration Opens
  • 7:30 am     Opening Ceremony
  • 8:00 am     5K Starts at 8:15 am
  • 8:15 am     Walk Starts at 8:20 am
  • 10:30 am   Awards and Community Resource Fair

Awards and Incentives:

  • 5K Finishers will receive a T-shirt and Medal (Shirt sizing has closed.  5K Finishers will receive a L or XL shirt.)   
  • Walkers and 5K Non-Finisher raising $150 or more receive a Friends With Autism T-shirt
  • Walkers and 5K Non-Finishers raising $500 or more receive a Friends With Autism T-shirt and Medal
  • Walkers and Runners raising $1000 or more receive a Friends With Autism T-shirt, MS4A’s Running Man Lapel Pendant, and access to the Friendship Village for food and beverages after the race/walk 
  • The Top Three Fundraising Teams raising over $2,500 will receive a MS4A grant that can be used to pay for school tuition, home school supplies/equipment/software, therapy, assistive technology, medical co-pays, medical services, and more :







    1st Place - $1,000







    2nd Place - $500







    3rd Place - $250 
  • The Top Three School Fundraising Teams raising over $2,500 will receive a MS4A grant to purchase sensory room equipment and sensory boxes for their classrooms:







    1st Place - $1,000







    2nd Place - $500







    3rd Place - $250

Runner, Walker, and Fundraising Tools: Friendship Kit available at www.bit.ly/fwa5k







Sponsors and Vendors: 







We are currently accepting event sponsors and vendors for our community resource fair.  Please contact Walk Coordinator at friendswithautism@makingstridesforautism.org for a sponsor or vendor packet and information. 















Run/Walk Chair and Volunteers:







Volunteers are our Superheroes!
Interested in volunteering or becoming a 5K/Walk Chair?  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Greene at friendswaithautism@makingstridesforautism.org















Run & Walk Contact Info:







If you have any questions about the Walk, please contact the Walk Coordinator - Making Strides For Autism, Inc. at friendswithautism@makingstridesforautism.org Any questions about the 5K, please contact the Race Manager - Ultimate Racing, Inc. at info@ultimateracinginc.com.















Race management provided by Ultimate Racing, Inc. www.ultimateracinginc.com.

   















  

When & Where

Feb 25, 2018

Sunday

8:00 AM

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