Each fall the Howard County Autism Society’s One Step Closer Walk & 5K Run builds autism awareness and acceptance in the community, bringing together those touched by autism and the greater community in a supportive, energizing, fun environment that offers something for everyone!
- A timed 5K Run around Centennial Lake with prizes awarded for winners in each age category
- A Lake Walk of the same distance for those who would like to walk the route
- A shorter three-quarter mile Amazing Racers course (formerly our Cake Walk) that offers an easy stroll combined with fun clues and prizes to support those needing 1:1 assistance. Also perfect for seniors or those looking for a shorter route!
We have runners and walkers who participate individually or harness your fundraising power by joining or forming a team to run or walk. Either way, you’ll be able to reach out to your network of friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, to raise additional funds for the Howard County Autism Society!
Event timeline is as follows:
9am Registration and packet pick-up, complimentary breakfast for runners, walkers, sponsors.
9:40am Welcome and introductions
10am Starting time for 5K race participants
10:10am Starting time for walk participants
10:20amStarting time for Amazing Racers
11:30am Awards and closing remarks.
There will be children’s activities -- face painting, Star Wars costumed performers, a moon bounce and inflatable jousting. Special guests will include the Howard County Police Department and Fire & Rescue, and "Joey" the kangaroo from LAUNCH Trampoline! Visit the exhibitor tables staffed by local businesses, organizations, health & human service agencies and microbusinesses owned or operated by those on the autism spectrum.
Every dollar raised at this event will stay here in Howard County, impacting individuals with autism and their families. This year, our goal is to raise $65,000.
For 25 years, the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS) has served individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and community by providing information, support, and advocacy; promoting awareness of autism that values the dignity and uniqueness of each individual; and working to improve the quality of and access to services and educational opportunities. With your participation, we can continue to provide critical services throughout the lifespan, raise awareness and educate the public about the complexities of autism.
Register by September 14, 2019 to be guaranteed a T-Shirt!
EARLY PACKET PICK UP IS SCHEDULED FOR October 3rd, from 5:00-8:00pm at RoadRunner Sports, 663- Marie Curie Drive in Elkridge, MD.
Beat the crowds and pick up your T-Shirts and bibs/chips for the 5K Run. Special savings that night if you purchase anything at RoadRunner! You may also pick up on-site the day of the event beginning at 9am.
Online registration closes on October 3, 2019 at Noon. After this date, you may ONLY register on-site at the event beginning at 9 am.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-290-3466.
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