Following the success of last year’s event, AsIAm are excited to announce the return of this year’s 5k Run for Autism on May 26th, 11.00am in Corkagh Park in Dublin!
Event organiser Ciara Jones warmly encourages as many people as possible to sign up for the run.
“Building on last year’s successful Run for Autism, we are very excited to be announcing the return of Run for Autism this May. Like last year it is a 5km run/walk in aid of AsIAm, a charity we as a family have supported for the last several years.
“The event itself has two purposes; the first is to raise as much money as possible for the country’s main autism charity AsIAm. These funds will assist and help them in the wonderful work they do around the country, both in our schools, workplaces and community. It’s important for me, as a mother with a young son who’s on the spectrum, to play my part in making our society that bit friendlier to the autism community.
“Secondly, the event itself will be a day for all abilities; runners, walkers, joggers, strollers, pacers, the lot. Many of the families came away last year with not just a medal but a wonderful sense of celebration, and we hope to repeat that this year.
“When people finish their 5k I hope they will start a conversation in their own communities, workplaces and homes. This I believe is crucial. From conversations great things happen and I never underestimate the power of a conversation especially when it comes to autism.”
This year’s Run for Autism will be in memory of Georgia, who sadly passed away last year. We are asking attendees, in memory of Georgia, to wear colourful and sparkly clothes, if they wish, to mark the short but beautiful life of Georgia.
The 5k ‘Run for Autism’ takes place on Sunday 26th May at Corkagh Park, Naas Road, Dublin 22 starting at 11:00am. All proceeds will go to AsIAm. To sign up for the event, click here.