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Conquer the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon

with the RUN FOR AUTISM Team!

Register here today



Team Benefits:


Custom OAR dry-wick race singlet

Fundraising and Training Guide

Personal Fundraising Website




Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chicago, IL

* 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.


How to Join the Team

The RUN FOR AUTISM is currently seeking runners for our Rock 'n' Roll- Chicago Team. Register for the half marathon with us today! Click here to register today!

Need your entry?

Register with OAR here and select the "Need Race Entry" option. OAR will then register YOU for your complimentary race entry. Also, register you for Chicago Area Runners Association Training (CARA). Runners receiving their race entry through OAR will commit to a $600 fundraising minimum.

OAR is excited to partner with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) for this year's Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon.  OAR will cover the costs of the 12-week training program for RUN FOR AUTISM participants who commit to raise a minimum of $600.

Already have your entry?

Runners who secured their own race entry at the official race web site can join the OAR team by signing up HERE and committing to a $250 fundraising minimum. Be sure to select the "Have Race Entry" option when registering with OAR.

Questions? Contact RUN FOR AUTISM Coordinator Alexandra van Wees.



OAR requires participants in the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon who have already purchased registration through the official race web site to raise $250. Participants who receive FREE entry to the race through OAR have a fundraising minimum of $600.

OAR encourages all runners to set a fundraising goal of at least $1250.


Event Information

The 2012 XSport Fitness Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon will be on Sunday, July 22, 2012.



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. Since its inception in 2001, the RUN FOR AUTISM has raised more than $3.1 million for applied autism research.

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national, nonprofit organization formed and led by relatives of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome. OAR is dedicated to promoting research that can be applied to help families, educators, caregivers, and individuals with autism find much-needed answers to their immediate and urgent questions. Committed to the excellence in its services to the autism community, OAR funds applied research that will make a difference in individual lives; provides information that is timely, useful, and cost-efficient; and offers opportunities for the autism community to collaborate and make advances together.

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.