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March 09, 2024

Run for Autism 5K - 1 Mile Fun Run

Freestone Park • 1045 E Juniper Avenue GilbertAZ  85234 Organized by StartLine Sports LLC

About this event



Join us for our 3rd Annual Run for Autism Event - A community awareness & acceptance event to support Arizona Autism United, an organization providing services to local families living with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2006.

With an alarming rate of 1 in 36 children in the U.S. with a diagnosis of autism, your support is critical!

Register to run, walk or enjoy the side games and activities that we will have available for attendees. You can also create a team and invite your family members and friends. This is also a great team building opportunity for your company staff while supporting Arizona families living with autism. Everyone is welcome!!

100% of the proceeds will go to programs for families in need

Event details and schedule

Sponsorship Opportunities 

For sponsorship opportunities, contact us at Events@AZAunited.org


Mail-in and Virtual Registration 

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form! Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

We are excited to announce our Run for Autism Virtual Race. A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All virtual race participants will receive a custom event finisher's medal and custom event dri-fit tech t-shirt. All you have to do is register above! Please note - your virtual packet will be mailed out the week of March 11th.

Virtual Registrations are restricted to US addresses only. If you reside outside of the US and wish to participate please contact StartLine Racing at info@startlineracing.com.


What You Get! 

Custom Event Finisher's Medal for ALL participants

Custom Event Dri-Fit Shirt for ALL participants

Age Group Awards for Top Three in all Age Groups for the 5K event only. Our age groups are the following:

  • 8 & Under, 9 & 10, 11-13, 14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Older

Pre- and Post-Race "Runner's Brunch" (granola bars, fruit, water, Gatorade, etc)

Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

Event managed by StartLine Racing. Club SLR discounts do not apply.

Please note any race related items (shirts, medals, etc.) will NOT be mailed to those that do not attend.



Race Day Information 

Race Day packet pickup will be available beginning at 8:00am at Freestone Park

There will be no race day registration.  We are sold out.

We welcome wheelchairs, strollers, wagons and leashed pets!

No roller blades, bicycles, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

Please note - this is an open use park and does not close for our event.

This event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds due to weather



Course Maps 

5K Course Map

1M Course Map


Packet Pick-up Opportunities 

Friday, March 8, 2024 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Road Runner Sports in Tempe (map)

  • Road Runner Sports is located at 43 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Freestone Park (race location) beginning at 8:00am.



Event schedule 

  •   March 8 3:00 PM - Packet Pickup at Road Runner Sports in Tempe from 3-6pm
  •   March 9 8:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pickup Opens
  •   March 9 9:00 AM - 5K Begins
  •   March 9 9:10 AM - 1 Mile Family Fun Run Begins
  •   March 9 10:00 AM - Awards Ceremony (approx)




Freestone Park

1045 E Juniper Avenue GilbertAZ  85234

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