ArizonaSaturday, October 31, 2020
15TH ANNUAL AUTISM SPEAKS WALK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SARRC
Whether you like to walk, run, hike or bike you can support the autism community and join us on Halloween morning—Saturday, October 31 at 9 a.m.—to celebrate the 15th annual Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC!
WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO
SARRC and Autism Speaks have reimagined the Walk and we're going virtual! While the event might look different, we remain committed to celebrating our community...in whatever way you choose. Whether you walk 1.54 miles with your friends and family in support of the 1 in 54 U.S. children with autism, organize a community scavenger hunt, sidewalk chalk art installation, Zoom costume parade, or whatever else you come up with... anyway that works for you is the right way to participate.
REGISTER your team! Registration is free and only takes a few minutes and ensures you receive the most current updates, resources, and tools. Register Here
STREAM the virtual opening ceremonies that will be available on our event site at 9:00 am to kick off the morning festivities.
GET FESTIVE with the fun gear we'll supply, including a start-line banner and pom-poms. And for the kids (and kids at heart) costumes are encouraged to help make the morning fun and memorable!
2020 WALKER RECOGNITION PROGRAM
Raise funds and earn cool swag! Check out all of the items, including the 2020 Walk commemorative t-shirt for those who raise $150 or more, here.
We look forward to sharing more with our community of walkers as details are available! To ensure you are receiving the most current information, please be sure to register your team!
While the Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC will look different this year, what you love most will remain the same. Additionally, if you have questions, our team is here to support you. Please connect with your local event coordinators below:
THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 WALK CHAIRPERSON
Thank you to our 2020 Walk Chair: Gregory Bernosky & family!
Saturday, October 31, 2020
In Your Neighborhood
9:00 a.m. - Virtual Opening Ceremonies ~Watch here or watch AND comment at Facebook.com/AutismSpeaks.Arizona
Arizona Walk in partnership with SARRC GOAL
More About the Arizona Walk in partnership with SARRC Walk
A Guide to Walk Day & Quiet Zone
Sometimes the environment at an Autism Speaks Walk can become overwhelming for people with sensory sensitivities. All of our Walks allow access to a quiet space that can be used as a safe outlet if you or your loved one living with autism becomes overwhelmed. We recommend finding the quiet area of your Walk when you arrive and share its location with your team for ease of access later on in the day should it be needed.
Find more details about the walk on the Walk News and Updates page.
Autism Speaks Walks rely on volunteers to assist in many capacities through serving on a Walk committee. Committee volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to: team and participant recruitment and fundraising mentors, corporate sponsorship outreach, Walk media outreach, school outreach and more. You can recruit your friends, family and coworkers to become a part of the Walk committee! We are working on building our Toledo committee! If you are interested in finding out more, please email Heidi.Naranjo@AutismSpeaks.org.
If your team raises $5,000 by the deadline (TBD), your team will receive a 10x10 tent.
The Grand Club
What is the Grand Club?
The Grand Club recognizes fundraisers for Autism Speaks Walk who raise at least $1000 or more prior to or at Walk day.
Grand Club members receive special benefits that may include:
- Names listed on Walk website
- Commemorative Grand Club Pin
- Special recognition at Walk and Awards Reception
- And many more benefits!
- Add your name to the list!
The success of Autism Speaks Walk depends on the dedication and support of its volunteers. Volunteers assist in many capacities - checking in participants, providing encouragement at water stops and cleaning up after the event which in turn reduces event costs and drives more funds directly to the mission. You can recruit friends, family and coworkers to form a volunteer team!
**We are currently looking for volunteers to help with setting up the evening before the walk and clean up volunteers! Please email Heidi.Naranjo@AutismSpeaks.org if you are interested in finding out more and signing up. **
Volunteer as a Team
Recruit your friends, family and coworkers to form a volunteer team. We'll do our best to assign you to the same area so you can spend the day together. Please remind each member of your team to register online so that we know how many people to plan for. Include your team name in the available field and we will know you are together.
Volunteer as an Individual
Make new friends as you play an integral role in making your city's Autism Speaks Walk event a success.
You can also volunteer before the Walk. Select this option toward the bottom of the form. We will put you in touch with the Event Chairperson so they can help you get more involved.