The date of September 19, 2020 is TENTATIVE for this event. Please check back regularly for updates on rescheduling.
Looking for a fun way to give back with your family? Join Autism Society – The Heartland for our 3rd annual 5K/1K Fun Run at Worlds of Fun coming in 2020! The race is currently postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. We are currently working with Worlds of Fun to reschedule, and we hope to announce our new date in a few weeks. Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the course soon!
This event gives participants the unique opportunity to run or walk a 5k or 1k course in and around an amusement park. The 5k race will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by the 1k at 8:15 a.m. All registered 5k participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and be chip timed! All registered 1k participants will receive a t-shirt!
The first 300 registered participants will receive a FREE Worlds of Fun ticket to use after the race or any day through September 13, 2020. Participants who choose to redeem their free ticket any day except the day of the event will no longer be provided complimentary parking.
Special pricing for the 5k and 1k is available to our families with PAID ASH Memberships. Please contact our office (913-706-0042) to get the special discount codes!
This race will benefit the lives of all affected by Autism in Kansas and Missouri.
More Race Day Details
Returning runners will enjoy a few slight changes to the start/finish line and the official race route, which will take participants through the park and around their favorite attractions. To learn more about our event partner, please visit worldsoffun.com. The 5k course will have long stretches of gravel that would be difficult with a stroller. We would advise against using a stroller to avoid any issues while on the 5k course. The 1k course will be completely paved and stroller friendly.
The start/finish line will also host a resource fair to showcase companies that offer services and support for families touched by autism. Please see Sponsor information on this website to find out more about hosting a vendor table for your organization!
Volunteer opportunities are also available and include FREE admission to Worlds of Fun the day of the event.
Onsite registration will be available. 5k onsite registration will be $45 and 1k onsite registration will be $20.
Become a Sponsor
If you would like to 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 [email protected].
Packet Pick Up Information
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
If you would like to host Packet Pickup at your organization’s location as an Experience Sponsor, please contact [email protected] Marketing benefits for this sponsorship level include the exclusive location for packet pickup, logo placement on packet pickup bags alongside the logo for Autism Society – The Heartland, 4 total free Worlds of Fun tickets, and 4 total free 5k or 1k entries.
If you cannot attend packet pickup, all materials will be available the day of the event starting at 7:15AM.
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Information about the event is available in : English