Serve on the 5k & Run committee at the Autism Resource Center of Central MA and be part of the signature fundraiser that draws thousands of participants every April.



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The Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts’ 5K & Walk for Autism Awareness is the signature fundraising event for the Autism Resource Center. We are able to provide programs, services and events at little to no cost for over 2,600 families as a result of the monies that are raised from these events. Please help the Autism Resource Center continue to support our families by registering for the 5K or Walk.

Get Started today, Registration is required. To register for either the Walk or the 5K, click the appropriate  link below, register and create a fundraising page. Firstgiving makes the process easy and painless. follow the directions to create a page, telling folks why you support the Center and what Center does to support  families in Central Massachusetts who are raising children with Autism. Then you can  import your e-mail address book and in 1 click you can e-mail family and friends to support this great cause!


Register to Run the 5K 

 Register to Walk 

Prefer not to participate in online fundraising?

 Offline Donation Form 


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Community Walk & 5 K for Autism Awareness

A Note To Families 

We love your kids, this is all about them, celebrating their triumphs, admiring their courage as they face the challenges that autism throws at them. We do this as an act of love for them so that we can continue to offer supports and programs to help them realize their full potential, to have an enjoyable childhood and to spread awareness so that they are understood and valued by our community.

 However, this event is not a Family Fun Event and is restricted to those who register and fundraise for the Center. The week of April Vacation and throughout the year, we have plenty of Family Fun Activities funded by our walk, golf tournament and other fundraising efforts.

By participating in the walk or the run and fundraising you assure that those programs you've come to rely on, can continue, that we can meet the growing need in Central Massachusetts as the number of children being diagnosed continues to rise. When you create your fundraising page and share your child's story you are spreading awareness in a very powerful way. Folks may or may not donate to your page but I think you will find that people are generous and want to help! So we hope to see you on April 27, 2014 for what has become the LARGEST Autism Awareness Event in Central Massachusetts.

 Sunday, April 27, 2014
DCR Quinsigamond State Park, Worcester MA

284 Lake Avenue

Worcester MA





The event committee has begun meeting, but we are still looking for more volunteers.  Join us and be a part of something amazing.  Call 508-835-4278 to find out about how you can help!