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Join the RUN FOR AUTISM Philadelphia Team for the 2012 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon and run through Philadelphia’s most celebrated sites enjoy music along the historic and stunning course. Cross the finish line and pose with the iconic Rocky statue before you get that well deserved cheesesteak!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Philadelphia, PA



How to Join the Team

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


Want your FREE entry to the race?

Register with an OAR by visiting and selecting the "Need Race Entry" option. OAR will then register YOU for your complimentary race entry. Runners receiving their race entry through OAR will commit to a $600 fundraising minimum.


Already have your entry?

Runners who secured their own race entry at the official race website can join the OAR team by signing up at 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 Sean Flynn.


Team Benefits


Custom OAR dry-wick race singlet

Fundraising and Training Guide

Personal Fundraising Website


Hospitality at the OAR tent at the Finish Line 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 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon on September 16th 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.

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


Event Information

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon will be on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

Check out the Finish Line Map!



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.