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DATE CHANGE: Due to forecasted weather conditions this weekend, we are postponing the Northern NJ Walk until Saturday, September 30 Learn More

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Unfortunately due to the pending storm coming this Saturday, we have decided to postpone the walk until SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. 

We do hope you can join us then. Thank you for your understanding — stay dry!

We can’t wait to see you at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday, September 30, 2023. 

Here are a few things we want you to know: Please share this information with your teammates and supporters.

The Autism Speaks Walk is a FREE event; however, the Walk is our largest fundraising event. We ask participants to fundraise or donate to help fuel our mission and achieve our goal.


Arrive Early:

Address is 1 Racetrack Drive, East Rutherford. Follow signs for Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. Parking is FREE in the lot. You will enter through the open gate where the walk volunteers are and balloon arch.

Registration and our Resource/Sponsor Area opens at 9:00 a.m.  Please remember to check-in upon arrival.  We have Kids Activities on the grass and snacks and water will be available for our walkers.  

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Walk immediately following. The Walk is about a mile long. Strollers, wheelchairs, and wagons are permitted, but please note we will be walking on the Racetrack.  We have some wonderful post-walk entertainment that will start once everyone has completed the walk. 


Walk is RAIN or SHINE! 


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.