Sunday, January 16, 2011 | Phoenix, AZ
On January 16, thousands of runners and walkers will kick off their 2011 race calendar when they hit the pavement for the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon. And a team full of those runners and walkers will complete their courses with the support of OAR and the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) volunteers and staff.
That’s right; after years of collaboration and partnership in programs and research, OAR and SARRC are coming together in support of autism research and advocacy on the racecourse. Together, the two organizations will field a team of runners raising funds for autism research.
A popular, fast, and flat race, the course guides participants through the streets of Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale. Surrounded by beautiful desert scenery, the course is a perfect way to jumpstart the new year with high energy and tackle that ever-present resolution to stay fit and healthy.
Runners who commit to raising $600 will receive complimentary race entry and those who elect to pay their own race fees will commit to raising $250. OAR and SARRC will split the proceeds with the possibility of collaboration on a joint project using the proceeds.
How to Join the Team
Want to receive your FREE entry through OAR? See Option 1.
Have your entry and just want to join the team? See Option 2.
Option 1: To reserve and purchase your entry through OAR, go to www.firstgiving.com/OAR and click "Get Started." Then select the "P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon " from the list of events. Proceed through the registration steps and select " RUN FOR AUTISM 2011 Team Registration-Need Race Entry". You will have a $600 fundraising minimum with this option. Then, create your personal fundraising page and get started changing lives.
Option 2: If you have already purchased your P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon entry, but want to join the OAR/SARRC RUN FOR AUTISM team, go to www.firstgiving.com/OAR and click "Get Started." Select the registration option that states, " RUN FOR AUTISM 2011 Team Registration-Have Race Entry ." You will have a $250 fundraising minimum with this option. Proceed through the registration steps, create your personal fundraising page and get started changing lives.
RUN FOR AUTISM t-shirt
Specially designed race shirt
RUN FOR AUTISM Newsletter
Hospitality at the OAR tent in the Finish Line Celebration/Charity Village
Once your fundraising reaches $50.00, you will be sent an OAR Runner's Kit. This kit includes the RUN FOR AUTISM t-shirt, specially designed race shirt and OAR information and fundraising material.
OAR requires participants in the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & Half Marathon who have already purchased registration through the official race website to raise $250. Participants who receive FREE entry to the race through OAR have a fundraising minimum of $600.
The P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon & Half Marathon will be held Sunday, January 16, 2011.
Why Run for Autism?
Raise money for autism research - More than $.84 of every dollar you raise will directly fund research studies that help answer some of autism’s most pressing questions.
Whether you are a runner, walker, donor or volunteer, your contribution makes you part of OAR’s RUN FOR AUTISM team.
In the end, you will have made a difference in the lives of thousands of families living with autism.