Organization for Autism Research

| Blog | FAQ | Contact Us
Subscribe to E-News | Site Map

Support Us
Certified "Best in America" by Independant Charities of America


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Start Time: 6:15 am

Miami, FL

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Start Time: 7:30 am

Miami, FL


How to Join the Team

Joining the team is a two step process:

1. Join the RUN FOR AUTISM team at

Once you're at the firstgiving site, select "Get Started" and select RUN FOR AUTISM - America from the list of events.

2. If you have not already done so, register for the event on your own at the official race website: (Miami Marathon) or (Tropical 5K)

All participants pay a $25 team registration fee during sign-up.

This fee helps recover a portion of the costs associated with the materials provided and administrative expenses.  OAR asks each team member for this contribution to help keep the maximum amount of money raised going directly towards autism research.

Team Benefits


Specially designed race shirt

Fundraising and Training Guide


Personal fundraising web page


There is no minimum fundraising requirement for the Miami Marathon or Tropical 5K. Runners have historically averaged raising between $1,500 and $2,000. Runners who raise $2,500 or more receive a special fundraising incentive.

Please note: There are three races that may have fundraising requirements, depending on how you register. These three races are the Chicago Marathon, NYC Half Marathon, and Marine Corps Marathon.

Event Information

Enjoy these scenic courses as you run along South Miami Beach, down the historic Venetian causeway, and through the Art Deco architecture of Miami.

For more info about the ING Miami Marathon, click here.

For more info about the Tropical 5K, click here.

Why Run for Autism?


  • Raise money for autism research - More than $.87 of every dollar you raise wil
    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.