Triangle Run/Walk for Autism Helps Families Affected by Autism

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Thousands of NC residents will come together in downtown Raleigh to run or walk in the Oct. 12 fundraiser for the Autism Society of North Carolina to support individuals with autism and their families.

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On Saturday, October 12th, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) will hold its 15th annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism. Runners and walkers of all ages participate in this event, which will start at 9 a.m. in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh.

The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism will include a USATF-certified 5K race, which is part of the Second Empire Grand-Prix Series; a 5K noncompetitive run; a recreational one-mile run/walk; and a kids’ dash. Major sponsors for the event are FOX 50 and Me-TV.

The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism will also feature a family-friendly festival with a fun zone, music, refreshments, and vendor space where businesses, service providers, local support resources, and sponsors will be showcased.

Proceeds from this event go to support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families throughout the state. All money raised by the Autism Society of North Carolina stays in North Carolina, providing support and promoting opportunities for the over 60,000 people in our state affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Last year’s race raised a record-breaking $310,000 as more than 3,200 participants, volunteers, and a variety of businesses joined to improve the lives of those affected by autism.

Please visit or call 800-442-2762, ext. 1101, to register, join a team, form a team, sponsor, donate, or volunteer.


  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Recent studies estimate that up to 1 of every 70 children born in North Carolina will be affected by ASD.
  • For over forty years, the Autism Society of North Carolina has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in North Carolina. ASNC works to directly improve the lives of individuals affected by autism, by providing advocacy, education, and services.
  • Additional information is available by calling 1-800-442-2762 or by visiting

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