The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is an Official Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon and has a limited number of guaranteed entries available for the race on November 4, 2018.
To join OAR's RUN FOR AUTISM team, click FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.
- To receive guaranteed race entry though OAR, you must agree to the $3,000 fundraising minimum, per New York Road Runner requirements.
- To fundraise for OAR without receiving guaranteed race entry, join the team without a required fundraising minimum. (This option is for NYRR members who met the 9+1 or 9+$1K requirement, time qualifiers, legacy runners, 2017 deferments, or those selected through the drawing in March.)
The fundraising deadline is two weeks after the race—December 18, 2018. All runners are responsible for paying the race registration fee: $255 for NYRR members, $295 for non-members, and $358 for non-U.S. residents, plus an $11 processing fee.
- RUN FOR AUTISM t-shirt and technical race tank
- OAR finisher's medal
- Race weekend team dinner
- Virtural Training provided by KOPF Running
- Online fundraising guide
- Weekly training and fundraising tips
- Personalized staff support
WHY RUN FOR AUTISM?
1 in 68 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism. By joining the RUN FOR AUTISM team, you're supporting OAR's mission to fund research and resources that help people with autism and their families today.
Here are some of the ways that OAR uses the funds raised by the RUN FOR AUTISM team:
- $10 provides a Curriculum in a Box professional development set to general education teachers.
- $25 provides 15 copies of A Guide to Safety to families and first responders.
- $100 provides the Kit for Kids peer education resource to an entire elementary or middle school.
- $150 provides 100 copies of a Life Journey through Autism guidebook sent to a community support group or military installation.
- $1,000 provides a research grant for a graduate student studying autism.
- $3,000 provides a scholarship for a student with autism to attend college.
- $30,000 fully underwrites an applied research pilot study.