2022 Race Towards Autism Acceptance 5k, 10k, & 1M

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Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, Kids & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Summer series  Find more info about the series here.

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Runners Receive:

Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

First 100 to sign up will receive a specialty autism awareness swag.


This race benefits Cooking Autism, Inc.; a non-profit organization whose mission is to supply life-skills and cooking classes to special education classrooms around  the Greater Fredericksburg area… because every child deserves the very best opportunities of growth, and every teacher deserves the support to help them reach their goals!


Come race towards autism awareness, acceptance, and inclusion  All races will begin at Old Mill Park and will run down the Rappahannock River Canal Path in historic Fredericksburg. This race will include live music on the race path!  Following the start of the race there will be a family festival with a bounce house and slide, DJ music, games, vendors, specialty cars, children swings, food trucks, service dogs, face painters, and much more! There will be family fun for all ages and abilities.


Vendors will include: Paragon Autism Services, Stafford Early Autism Services, Affordable Automotive Repair (Look for the autism themed smart car), Spectrum Autism Services, CPB Behavioral Therapy and Advocacy, Fusion Rehab and Wellness, Compass Counseling, Fauquier’s Finest Butcher, Alliance ABA, and Pohanka Nissan of Fredericksburg

Walkers, wheelchairs, strollers are welcomed! Note for those with wheels; The festival will take place on a grassy field.

Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  You will receive a medal.

We thank you for supporting Cooking Autism, Inc.


Race Start Times

10k – 7:30am

5k – 7:45am

1-Miler – 9am

Family Festival Begins at 8:00AM


Registration Fees

Kids 1-Miler – $15 (Cotton T-Shirts)

5k – $25, until March 10 ($30)

10k – $40, until March 10 ($45)

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before March 1.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.


Course Maps can be found at:

10k is two laps of the 5k


Packet Pickup

At the event (one hour before the race starts).


Race Day Registration

No race day registration.  Registration closes at 7:59pm the night before (Friday) the run.


Directions to Parking

The race starts and ends in Old Mill Park (2410 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401).  Parking is within the park.