9th Annual Autism Awareness
1 Mile Fun Run for Kids 

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Mount Trashmore Park
310 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach, Virginia

Please come out and join the Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia for our largest fundraising event of the year! Let's bring in Autism Awareness Month with a great event!

The Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia is a locally funded organization that celebrates over 30 years of dedication towards improving the lives of all affected by autism. Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia strives to enhance community awareness, provide education for professionals, and parents, and maintain supportive, informative networks comprised of parents, professionals, and community leaders. Proceeds from this event will help local families facing autism. With every participant, we move a little closer to more awareness, more help for individuals with autism to achieve a better quality of life, and ultimately improving the lives of all affected by autism.



5K Run/Walk -$35 until March 21st; $40 thereafter (includes 5K Technical Shirt and Finisher Medal)

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run-$15 until March 21st; $20 thereafter (includes T-Shirt and Finisher Medal)

5K shirts only guranteed to the first 400 registrants!

Mt. Trashmore Park Virginia Beach, VA

Time Details

Kid’s 1-Mile Fun Run starts 8:00 a.m. 5k Run/Walk starts at 8:30 am. Celebration to follow with music by DJ Wize, awards,  kid activities, and refreshments!  Strollers/Wheelchairs are allowed, but are asked to start at the back of the pack! No pets allowed to participate in 5K Run or Fun Run unless service animal.

Family Activities!

 8:45 a.m. to 11am. Kid Activities, face painting, raffles, prizes and much, much more!!

Registration & Packet pickup:
Early Packet Pick-up and Registration will be available on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm and Friday, April 4, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm at Running Etc. located at 1940 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 am at Mt. Trashmore.


Kids 1 Mile Fun Run-Finisher medals will be awarded to all finishers. Trophies will be given to the top 3 overall.

5K Run/Walk -Finisher Medals will be awarded to all finishers. Trophies will be given to the top 3 overall.  Special awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.

5K Age Groups:
Youth 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.  


All team members must register by April 1, 2014 to be recognized during awards ceremony. 

Teams cannot register after April 1st. However you can still sign-up as an individual participant.

Team Registration Process

*Each team must have a Team Name and an assigned Team Captain (1)

* Team Captains must register FIRST to create the team.

* Team Captains must register online

* Team Members may register online or via a paper registration form once the team is created by the Team Captain

* No Team Changes after April 1, 2014

*To be considered a "team" there must be 5 or more participants registered under your team name by April 1, 2014

*Team members can be any combination of runners, walkers, and/or kids.

*Team members still qualify to compete for all the individual awards if they complete the entire race. 

 *Participants who register as an individual and later opt to join a team may do so up until
April 1, 2014. Individual must contact us directly at tidewaterasa@verizon.net

Team Awards

You are encouraged to make your team stand out, so have fun and be creative while supporting a great cause. In the spirit of friendly competition, Team Awards will be given in the categories as follows:


*This will be based on how many members are registered and paid by April 1, 2014


*This will be awarded based on costumes, team name, t-shirts, props, enthusiasm, etc. Winners will be based on audience response, so be sure to bring your cheering section to the 5K.

Team Photos on Race Morning

Commemorate your team's accomplishments for the Autism Awareness  5K.... Smile and Say Cheese!! Team photos will be taken race morning from 7am -8:00am and again during the awards ceremony.

Timing:  1 Mile Kids Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk will be timed by Mettle Events.

Refreshments on race day:
Bagels, doughnuts, fruit & water will be provided to all runners.

Parking is free

Register Today!!

Click here for Registration Form

Click here to register Online

Participant Fundraiser

You may participate as a Fund-Raising Participant by asking your family, friends and neighbors to sponsor you for a set amount. Fundraisers are eligible to win any of a variety of prizes. Fundraisers who raise at least $100 are eligible. Top individual fundraiser will receive a Samsung Galaxy 7 inch tablet!

To participate in our Online Fundraiser Click Here!

For Fundraiser Form Click Here!

Volunteer& Sponsorship Information:

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