Autism Society - The Heartland 5K/1K Fun Run

Sat April 30, 2022 Kansas City, MO 64161 US Directions

5K In-person

8:00AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT

1K In-Person

8:15AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT

The connection is you.™

Looking for a fun way to give back with your family? Join Autism Society - The Heartland for our 5th annual 5K/1K Fun Run on April 30, 2022 by attending in-person or virtually! This event gives participants the opportunity to run or walk a 5k or 1k course at Worlds of Fun, or your own path. In-person runners will take their mark as they proceed through and around Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, giving participants exclusive access and viewpoints of the park and their favorite attractions. This Kansas City 5K begins the first heat at 8:00 a.m. followed by the 1K at 8:15 a.m., before the park opens to the public. All registered participants (1k and 5k) are eligible to receive a t-shirt. Registered 5K participants are also eligible to receive a finisher’s medal and chip timing. Important: T-shirts and finisher's medals are only guaranteed for those who register by March 25, 2022.

If you have additional questions about the race, please visit our FAQs page.

This race will benefit all those connected to the Autism community in Kansas and Missouri.


FREE Worlds of Fun Tickets!

The first 200 full-price 5K participants who register will receive a FREE Worlds of Fun ticket to use after the race and before the end of the regular season. Worlds of Fun's opening day will be the day of the event April 30, 2022 and participants are encouraged to stay to enjoy the park after the race. This FREE Worlds of Fun ticket does not include Oceans of Fun. Participants will still be required to pay for parking when redeeming their FREE ticket after opening day, April 30, 2022. 1K registrants are not eligible to receive a FREE Worlds of Fun ticket.

Worlds of Fun's Manager of Public Relations & Communications, Sean Cunniff, states, "First and foremost, Worlds of Fun is about fun. Fun for everyone. We are thrilled to partner with Autism Society of the Heartland in the '5th Annual 5K/1K Fun Run,' and look forward to having everyone out for an amazing event!"


Special Discounts

Special pricing for the 5k and 1k is available to Autism Society - The Heartland families with PAID 2022 ASH Memberships. Please contact our office (913-706-0042) to get the special discount codes! If you want to learn more about becoming a member of Autism Society - The Heartland, please visit our website here.

Be sure to follow Autism Society - The Heartland on social media to be notified of additional flash sales and special discounts during the registration period. You can follow Autism Society - The Heartland on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get the latest information about the 5K/1K Fun Run special discounts.


Virtual Race Details

A virtual race is a race that can be run or walked from any location you choose. You simply need to complete the race by midnight on April 30, 2022! For more complete information about our virtual race, please visit our comprehensive FAQs page.


Become a Sponsor

At the finish line, there will be a vendor and resource fair to showcase companies that offer services and support for families touched by Autism. If you would like to join the resources fair and become a Sponsor for this event, please click here for our Sponsorship levels and commitment form. You can make Sponsorship payments online here or mail a check with the commitment form to Autism Society - The Heartland, P.O. Box 4455, Olathe, KS 66063. For more information about sponsoring this event, please contact

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Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Worlds of Fun
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave
Kansas City, MO US 64161

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