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Participate in any event, any time all while raising money for autism research.



Want to support autism research, but can't

travel to one of the RUN FOR AUTISM's

partner races?


OAR is pleased to offer the iRUN FOR AUTISM program, which

allows you to participate in any run, walk, bike, hike, swim, or

other event anywhere, anytime, and at any distance.


Simply sign up for the race and start getting family, friends and others to |

sponsor you as you dedicate your athletic competition to raising funds for

autism research.


OAR's RUN staff will provide you with a race shirt, race day technical shirt,

training tips, and fundraising support to ensure your success.


How to Join the Team


1. Pick your race

This can be any race you want! If you don’t have a

particular race in mind, just search for races in your area

and find one that sounds good to you.

2. Register on that race’s website

3. Sign up with OAR

Go to and click on the

green “Join Now” button. You will be prompted to enter

your basic information like name and address.


4. Personalize your page

After you put in your information, your fundraising page

will be automatically created. Include pictures and details

about your race and why you care about autism research.

The more you put on this page, the more people will want

to support your mission.


5.Share your page!

Use social media and email to share your page with

friends and family. You may want to consider making a

donation to your page before you send it out so that

people know you are serious about this cause.


Questions? Email Grace at or call 703-243-8020



iRUN FOR AUTISM teammates can be seen at the following events.

Join them today or add your local event to our calendar.


2015 Calendar of iRUN Events


Your local event

April 11 Palmetto Half Marathon (Columbia, SC)
April 12 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run (Washington, DC)
April 18 Carmel Marathon (Carmel, IN)
April 24 St. Isidore School's My School Color Run (Quakertown, PA)
April 25 Christie Clinic Illinois Half Marathon (Champaign-Urbana, IL)
May 3

Tysons Chamber Charity 5K (Tysons Corner, VA)

**Join OAR's Buddy Bash team for this race!

May 3 Blue Cross Broad Street Run (Philadelphia, PA)
May 24 Vermont City Marathon (Burlington, VT)
June 20 Royal Ball Run for Autism (Milan, IL)
July 11 Spartan Pennsylvania Super (Palmerton, PA)
July 25 Quad-City Times Bix 7 (Davenport, IA)
August 1 Spartan Washington DC Sprint (Washington, DC)
September 5 Charles Street 12 (Baltimore, MD)
September 27 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon (San Jose, CA)
September 27 Quad Cities Marathon (Moline, IL)
October 4 Maine Marathon (Portland, ME)
October 17 Baltimore Running Festival (Baltimore, MD)
October 18 Atlantic City Marathon (Atlantic City, NJ)
October 18 Empire State Marathon, Half and Relay
November 7 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (Indianapolis, IN)
November 7 Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon & Half Marathon

*** To find out more about these individual races click on the race name.

Your event not on our list?

Join iRUN today and

represent the RUN FOR AUTISM at the event of your choice.


Why Participate in iRun?

  • Impact. 83 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research that improves the lives of those affected by autism
  • Support. You will receive tremendous support from OAR! This includes, but is not limited to: Weekly emails with training tips and encouragement, a specially designed race singlet once you have raised $50, a fundraising guide and OAR fundraising materials.
  • Motivation. It’s sometimes easy to get discouraged when training for an athletic event. Having the support of the entire OAR running network will help keep you enthusiastic and on track, even if your race is months away.
  • Connection. Be part of a group that cares deeply about autism research and using fitness for good.



Whether you are a runner, walker, donor or

volunteer, your contribution makes you part of


In the end, you will have made a difference in the

lives of thousands of families living with autism.

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