3rd annual friends with AUTISM 5K/WALK
Join us in-person or online as we RUN, WALK, STIM! at the 3rd Annual Friends With Autism 5K /Walk!!
SATURDAY, MAY 15TH, 2021
2011 INDEPENDENT DR, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202
3rd annual friends with autism 5k / walk
RUN WALK STIM
Join us in-person or online as we RUN, WALK, STIM! at the 3rd Annual Friends With Autism 5K /Walk on Saturday, May 15, 2021 in Downtown Jacksonville, FL!!
RUN, WALK, STIM! Our 3rd 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 people on the autism spectrum in Northeast Florida! Join other families as we kickoff Autism Month 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!
The 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, acceptance, and support for families and people on the autism spectrum in Northeast Florida!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, you can choose to attend the Friends With Autism 5K/Walk event via virtual or in-person.
We hope you join us to help us raise awareness, acceptance, and support for those on the autism spectrum!
Make sure you come early and/or stick around for the Pre, Post, and Online event activities: onsite/online health & resource fair, music, children’s activities, character appearances, speakers, and so much more! The health & resource fair of this event is open and free to the public. We ask all attendees to wear mask at Pre and Post Event activities.
INDIVIDUAL/FAMILY TEAMS raising the minimum fundraising amounts receive a Friends With Autism grant to cover the cost of: assessments/evaluations, school tuition, home/private school: supplies/equipment/software, therapy, assistive technology, adaptive equipment, medical copays, medical services, summer camp, tutoring, and more!!
The top three CORPORATE/CIVIC TEAMS fundraising over $2,500 will receive a MS4A Deluxe Sensory Bags donated to the school of their choice:
*** All fundraising balances raised in 2020 on Fundly/Facebook for this race will be added to new 2021 Team balances. All Sensory Bags will be delivered August 2021 to schools and students in Northeast Florida.
Schedule for the Day:
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony
8:00 a.m. 5K Starts
9:00 a.m. One-Mile Run/Walk Starts
10:15 a.m. Closing Ceremony & Awards / Autism Month Kickoff Starts
Place: Downtown Jacksonville/Old Jacksonville Landing, 2011 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202..
Time: 8:00 a.m. 5K and 9:00 a.m. One-Mile Run/Walk
Run & Walk Contact Info:
If you have any questions about this Walk, please contact the Walk Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and Race Manager - 1st Place Sports. at email@example.com
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 11TH ON 1ST PLACE SPORTS WEBSITE! http://www.1stplacesports.com/races/autism5k/
START YOUR FUNDRAISING TEAM!
Run/Walk Chair and Volunteers:
Volunteers are our Superheroes! Interested in volunteering or becoming a 5K/Walk Chair? Volunteer registration is available on United Way's Galaxy Volunteer Website: https://uwnefl.galaxydigital.com/agency/detail/MS4AVolunteer/
Sponsors and Vendors:
We are currently accepting event sponsors and vendors for our community resource fair. Vendor opportunities are available for both the onsite and online Resource Fair. Please contact MS4A at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and registration information. *** Onsite vendor spaces are limited due to COVID guidelines.
Runner & Walker Tools: See our Friendship Kit below!
Race management provided by 1st Place Sports. www.1stplacesports.com.
Click to download any of the forms and flyers on the below to help guide you through our fundraising tools, collect cash/check donations, find helpful fundraising tips and promote your Friends With Autism 5K/Walk campaign.
fwa 5k/walk logos
2019 fwa 5k/walk posters
fwa 5k/walk donation form
5k/walk recruitment flyer
5k/walk social media tools
* Customize your Facebook page with our Friends With Autism 5K/Walk cover image.
* Print out these “I’m Friends With Autism” selfie signs and write the name of who you are running/walking for or share your friendship with the autism community on social media. Help spread autism awareness and acceptance by posting a photo on social media. Make sure to tag Making Strides For Autism, Inc. and use the hashtag #FRIENDSWITHAUTISM to follow along with the fun!