2021 Houston 8K/5K/1K

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Lace up those running shoes for either an 8K/5K/1K to help Autism Speaks create a kinder and more inclusive world. Recruit friends and family for your team and get ready to run for a great cause wherever you can! In your neighborhood, at a park or on a treadmill! Participate however you can practive safe social distancing based on your community's regulations. Anyone and everyone can join, we want people across the country to come together to support people with autism and their families. 

So start your Saturday off with us at the 6th Annual Autism Speaks 8K/5K/1K Run. Join us for either distance for this family-friendly virtual event that will shine a light to help increase understanding and acceptance for the autism community.

Now, more than ever the autism community needs your support. By signing up and raising funds for the Autism Speaks 8K, 5K or 1K, you’ll make a meaningful impact for our entire community.

There are many ways to participate! *

  • Start a team with your friends, family, or coworkers
  • Join an existing team
  • Register as an individual

*Every registered participant will be sent a commemorative event shirt and finisher medal to show off your accomplishment and support for a kinder world.

Once you're registered, you'll have the opportunity to go the extra mile by raising funds to support the autism community. We will work with you to provide fundraising tips and tools to help you reach your goal.


Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Autism Speaks 8K/5K/1K Run? Please contact us at (713) 724-5092 or email centralTX@autismspeaks.org for more information. 

Fundraising: Every participant is encouraged to fundraise. Fundraising is critical to continue to support the mission of Autism Speaks.

Photos: Be sure to tag @Autism Speaks on social media and use #RunningOnKindness when you post your race day photos.


Checks made payable to Autism Speaks can be mailed to:

Autism Speaks Houston 
5826 New Territory Blvd. #723
Sugar Land, TX 77479