3rd Annual Friends With Autism 5K and Walk (Postponed to later date TBD)

715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville

Sunday, April 5, 2020

5K at 8:00 a.m. | 1 Mile at 9:00 a.m.

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About this Race

The 3rd Annual Friends With Autism 5K /Walk & Autism Month Kickoff will take place on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL!!

RUN, WALK, STIM!  The 3rd annual Friends With Autism 5K/Walk is more than just a Run and a Walk – it’s a fun time for the entire community to come together and raise awareness and acceptance for families and people on the autism spectrum in Northeast Florida! Join other families as we kickoff Autism Month with a health/resource fair, music, children’s activities, speakers, and so much more!

​When we raise awareness here…  Funds raised will stay here!  Funds raised will be returned to our community to provide direct services in the form of grant support, community accessibility, and advocacy for local families and people with autism.  The health/resource fair of this event is free to the public.

Help us raise awareness and acceptance for those on the autism spectrum!

  • Join us for the fun!
  • Join us for the community!
  • Join us to help the 1 in 59 with autism!
  • Join us to support the estimated 21,900+ families and people with autism in Northeast Florida!

Email Communication

All communications including event promotions, bib number assignment, results problems, and runner instructions are done by email from 1st Place Sports. If you sign up for an event and do not receive an email from 1st Place Sports and want to receive them, please make sure that 1st Place Sports emails are not going to your junk mail.

Entry Fees

5K1 Mile Fun Run 12 and Under1 Mile Fun Run 13 and Over
Through March 28th$25$10$20
March 29th - April 4th$30$10$20
Race Day$35$10$20

Sorry, there are absolutely no refunds or transfers!


Register Now!

Online Registration:

» Click Here to Register Online

Online registration closes the day prior to the beginning of packet pickup or when the race has filled to its limit. After online registration closes, you can still register in any 1st Place Sports store or on Race day.

In person:

You can register at any of our 1st Place Sports stores on our instore computers.


The Friends With Autism 5K and Walk benefits Northeast Florida families and people on the autism spectrum.

Fundraising has its perks… Teams raising the minimum fundraising amounts receive a Friends With Autism grant to cover the cost of:  school tuition, home school supplies/equipment/software, therapy, assistive technology, adaptive equipment, medical copays, medical services, summer camp, tutoring, and more!!

$2500 and up – $1,000

$1500 to $2499 – $500

$1000 to $1499 – $250

The top three school fundraising teams raising over $2,500 will receive a MS4A Deluxe Sensory Bags for their classrooms:

1st Place – 10 bags

2nd Place – 5 bags

3rd Place – 2 bags

Click here for fundraising

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pick up at the 1st Place Sports Baymeadows store location on Saturday, April 4th from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All packets will be moved to the race site for raceday pick up beginning an hour before the race.

Baymeadows Store: 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217


Top three men and women overall, Top master female & male, Top three finishers male & female in each catagory:  9 & under, 10-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.

5K Finishers will receive a T-shirt and Medal.

One-Mile Finishers children receive Medal and all participants receive a T shirt!




Course Restrictions

Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the course under any circumstance. Biking next to a runner could lead to the runner being disqualified.