Register for the 5K

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

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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! Click to learn more!

Celebrate the finale of Autism Acceptance Month! Register today – then mark your calendar, tell your friends and family, and dust off your superhero or anti-hero costume!

Costumes aren’t mandatory, but just remember that you’re a hero for improving the lives of autistic individuals and families all over the Greater Hudson Region.

All proceeds will benefit Autism Society Greater Hudson Region, a 501(c)(3) organization which provides programs as well as referrals to partner organizations to fulfill the needs of individuals and families in 21 New York counties: Albany, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington and Westchester.

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 favoriate team, or just send in your welcomed donation today!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to sponsor our second annual spring in-person Hero 5K for Autism on April 30, 2023, at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady, New York. Our event continues to build each year with over 120 runners and long distance walkers participating in 2022.

Your sponsorship of the Hero 5K for Autism will support programs that impact and enhance life skills, mental health, and personal safety of Autistic community members: Structured Life Coaching, SensAble Swimming providing 1-on-1 water safety instruction, and SenseAble Play community meet-ups in a park near you starting this spring and summer!

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. We promote your business on our registration and fundraising websites, weekly newsletter, social media, and provide you with race registrations so you can join the challenge!

These and other ASGHR events fund crucial support, resources, and programs for local families living with autism. Our goal is to raise $20,000 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 ZippyReg registration and fundraising pages with a link to your website or social media platforms
    • Included in ASGHR media communications
    • Displayed on signs along the Hero 5K course
  • Your organization’s branded giveaways can be included in  Hero 5K registration packets
  • Your organization is named in press releases, 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!

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Contra Sponsors

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