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01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
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We’re inviting you to join the American Autism Association as We Run the Spectrum! We Run the Spectrum invites anyone and everyone from around the world to come together to embrace our differences, and unite to raise autism awareness!

Whether you’re a professional runner, a beginner who’s up for a challenge, or even someone who hates running – a virtual run is a great way to exercise and have lots of fun doing it! You can run, walk, bike, rollerblade, or do anything else you’d like to complete the race at your own pace, and on your own course! We’re offering our participants the option to complete a 5K or a 10K over the course of two weeks.

Lace up your sneakers, grab some friends and family, and join our We Run the Spectrum virtual 5K/10K as we not only stand for autism awareness, but run for it!

Unlike a regular race, the We Run the Spectrum Virtual Run allows you to complete a race for a cause in your own backyard! A virutal run allows participants can run on their own time in a virtual 5K or 10K. Although there is a 15-day timeframe to complete your run, you are in control of your own schedule and how/where you want to complete the run. The distance can be completed all at once, or broken up into shorter distances by walking, skipping, running, taking a breezy walk around the neighborhood, or all those steps from chasing your children around – those definitely deserve credit. Challenge yourself and your peers to complete the race!

The American Autism Association is a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families impacted by autism, and increasing awareness of the varied difficulties individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder face. Our organization offers educational resources, familial support, and free of cost therapeutic recreational programs and parenting workshops for families. Our programs such as Ballet for All Kids, Saddle Up for Autism, and #AutismGoals: Special Needs Soccer Training, deliver community-based sports, recreation, and physical activity programs for children, teens, and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The American Autism Association encourages healthy lifestyles, fosters independence and inclusion, and promotes personal empowerment. Now, it’s our turn to encourage you to do just the same during We Run the Spectrum Virtual Run!

If you love a challenge AND love to win things, we’ve got some good news for you! Each and every participant will receive a medal for their participation in the We Run the Spectrum Virtual Run!

In addition, for those of you devoted to fundraising for the individuals and families impacted by autism that we serve, you will also receive additional prizes when you meet the diffferent Fun(driaser)-Runner levels. Meet these FUNdraising goals and you’ll be presented with the corresponding awards 30 days after the race has completed.

All proceeds from the We Run the Spectrum registration fee, as well as all money that is FUNdraised will benefit the individuals and families impacted by autism that the American Autism Association serves. To learn more about the serives we provide, visit


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