Virtual Walk & 5K Run

VIRTUAL Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run

Anywhere, Any time. It's Your Choice!

The Howard County Autism Society's Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run features a timed 5K run and a 4K walk around Centennial Lake in Ellicott City, MD, along with a 1K stroll for those who would like a shorter option. Participants also have the option to register to run or walk these events virtually at the location and time of their choice. Here is a guide for participating in the VIRTUAL Walk & 5K Run

If you'd like to learn about the event at Centennial Park, please click here, On-site Walk & 5K Run.

Thank you for walking and running with us in support of individuals and their families who are navigating the autism journey.

#EveryStepCounts #AutismStrongMD


OVERVIEW of the VIRTUAL Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run

Participants in the VIRTUAL Walk & 5K Run are invited to:

  • Run or walk at a time and location of your choosing
  • Join or form a fundraising team to net more support for the autism community
  • Participate individually, with family and friends, or with your team
  • Wear your Every Step Counts t-shirt 
  • Get creative by making signs or chalk art, wearing crazy costumes, having team themes, etc.
  • Post photos and videos of your virtual participation to social media and tag HCAS or ASBC
  • Record, if desired, your time and/or distance with GPS-based apps (e.g., STRAVA) and report them on the event website
  • Pick up your race packet at one of two Packet Pick-Up events
    • Sunday, September 26 from 1-3pm at HCAS, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 308, Columbia, MD 21046
    • Thursday, September 30 from 5-8pm at Feet First, 5305 Village Center Drive, #110, Columbia, MD 21044
  • Team captains can arrange to pick up their team members’ packets

Thank you for supporting the autism community!  

Contact the event coordinators at 410-290-3466 or for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure the health and safety of all participants, HCAS reserves the right to convert, at any time, the Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5k Run into an all-virtual event. 

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