2021 Autism Speaks 5K / 1 Mile Walk
Potomac Library Parking Lot (10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, MD)
Parking is available in surrounding neighborhoods.
Online registration will close at 5:00pm EST July 3.
Entry fees for the event are as follows:
$25 through April 2
$35 April 3 - May 3
$40 June 1 - July 3
$35 - Includes shipping of shirt and medal
Children (14 and under):
$20 at all times
More information to come soon!
Can’t be with us in Potomac, MD on July 4th? Participate in our “Virtual 5K” wherever you might be! Register through the website and select the “Virtual 5K” option, and get your shirt and medal mailed directly to you.
Course: The 5K course runs through beautiful shady residential neighborhood streets with a long downhill finish. Water will be available at the start, half way and at the finish. The course is certified. See a course map here.
Results: Will be available at the conclusion of the event.
Prohibited: For safety reasons, the following are not permitted in the 5K: wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets, or headphones.
Sponsorship: Please contact email@example.com or (202) 955-3111 for more information on sponsorship opportunities available to highlight your company’s support of this event.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. We now know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, and each person with autism can have unique strengths and challenges. Most forms are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental influences, and many are accompanied by medical issues such as intestinal issues, seizures and sleep disturbances. An estimated 1 in 54 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum.
ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.