Run for Autism 5K/1M

Run for Autism 5K/1M

Mar 11, 2023

past date

Race Distance


Adult only

Course Type

Point to point

Event details



Join us for our 2nd Annual Run for Autism Event - A community awareness & acceptance event to support Arizona Autism United, an organization providing services to local families living with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2006.

With an alarming rate of 1 in 44 children in the U.S. with a diagnosis of autism, your support is critical!

Register to run, walk or enjoy the side games and activities that we will have available for attendees. You can also create a team and invite your family members and friends. This is also a great team building opportunity for your company staff while supporting Arizona families living with autism. Everyone is welcome!!

100% of the proceeds will go to programs for families in need.

Event details and schedule

Mail-in and Virtual Registration 

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

We are excited to announce our 5K for Autism Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event dri-fit tech t-shirt. All you have to do is register above! Please note - your virtual packet will be mailed out the week of March 13th.

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at


What You Get! 

Custom Event Finisher's Medal for ALL participants

Custom Event Dri-Fit Shirt for ALL participants 

Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 5K event only. Our age groups are the following:

  • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Older

Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

Event managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.


Race Day Information 

Race Day packet pickup will be available beginning at 8:00am at Freestone Park

We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

Cost of registration on race day will be:

  • 5K - $50
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run - $35

We welcome wheelchairs, strollers, wagons and leashed pets!

No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

Please note - this is an open use park and does not close for our event.

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds due to weather


Course Maps 


Packet Pick-up Opportunities 

Friday, March 10, 2023 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Road Runner Sports in Tempe (map)

  • Road Runner Sports is located at 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Freestone Park (race location) beginning at 8:00am.


Event schedule 

    March 10 3:00 PM - Packet Pickup at Road Runner Sports in Tempe from 3-6pm
    March 11 8:00 AM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
    March 11 9:00 AM - 5K Begins
    March 11 9:10 AM - 1 Mile Family Fun Run Begins
    March 11 10:00 AM - Awards Ceremony (approx)
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Run for Autism 5K/1M

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