Hero 5K for Autism 2024

Register for the 5K

Don’t delay! Registration for the run is only $30 through February, but increases to $35 until race day.

Pricing schedule:
$30 Early Bird through Feb 29th
$35 beginning March 1st
$40 Race Day April 21st

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Rather not run? We can use your help! There are many opportunities to volunteer at the race.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We offer many opportunities for race sponsors to get their name in front of hundreds of participants, volunteers and onlookers.

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In-Kind Donations

A race of this size has many needs. Perhaps you or your business or organization have just the item to provide to help us to provide an enjoyable experience for all! 

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Unleash your inner hero at the Hero 5K for Autism, April 21st 2024 – Join the movement, make a difference, and stride with purpose!

The Race Will Kick Off Before You Know It!








Please Help Us to Fundraise!

There is no “ducking” the issue: This event is, of course, a FUNDRAISER! We need to deploy our army of helpful individuals to make this the biggest, baddest 5K fundraiser we’ve ever had.

Even if you’re running in the race, please consider helping us to raise additional funds to support programs that impact and enhance life skills, mental health, and personal safety of Autistic community members.

Create a fundraising team, donate to your favorite team, or just send in your welcomed donation today!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

For the 2024 season, we invite you to sponsor our fast-paced fundraising event, the in-person Hero 5K for Autism – April 21st, 2024 at Mohwak Harbor, Schenectady.

Through your sponsorship, you communicate your support of the Autism community and build brand recognition with our audience of thousands. Our community of Autistic individuals and their families across the Greater Hudson Region is always in search of businesses that support their diverse needs. The unique nature of these events ensures that your brand is seen constantly. We collect new signups every day and continue promoting registration until the final day of the challenge. That means your organization’s name and logo on our event pages are seen daily by our community for nearly four months. We also promote your business in our event materials and provide you with race registrations so you can join the challenge!

This and other ASGHR events fund crucial support, resources, and programs for local families living with autism. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to honor and serve every person affected by autism in the Greater Hudson Region!

All sponsors receive the following benefits:

Your organization’s name/logo:

  • Listed on event registration pages of ZippyReg (powered by AREEP), each with a link to your website or
    social media platforms
  • Included in ASGHR media communications
  • Displayed on signs at the in-person event

In addition:

  • Your organization’s branded giveaways can be included in Hero 5K goodie bags
  • Your organization is named in press releases and social media posts, highlighting your passion and commitment to supporting your community

Information for Participants

Location & Course

LOCATION: Mohawk Harbor, Harborside Drive, Schenectady, NY 12305. Click here for directions and Click here for Google map

COURSEView the Certified 5K Course Map along the Mohawk Harbor Bike Path, a 100% paved road race configured as a partial loop with two turnarounds.

Age Group & Awards

Awards will be given out immediately after the last finishers to top 3 M/F in three age groups (17 and under, 18-59, and 60+) and Corporate Team awards

Timing & Results

TIMING: GUN Time results using the ChronoTrack B-Tag, provided by Albany Running Exchange Event Productions.

RESULTS: Will be available immediately after the race on AREEP Results page.


Email [email protected] or call (518) 355-2191 with any questions

Thank you Sponsors!

Silver Hero Sponsor

Warren Tire logo
The Ability Experience
Al-Hidaya Center logo

Hero Champion Sponsors

The People's Real Estate
ICCD logo
NY Optical logo
Anderson Center Clinic Capital Region

Hero Sidekick Sponsors

JGI Media
Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Logo
Real Media Solutions
Charles Fall logo
Hudson Valley Credit Union
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