Autism Society Central Virginia 5K & Family Fun Day

Sat May 16, 2020 Richmond, VA US 23235 Directions
Race FAQs
For general information about the ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day, including the event schedule, location and registration fees, please visit the race information section of our website,


What is the ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day?

Over the past seventeen years, the Autism Society Central Virginia 5K has grown from a small venture to a large annual event that attracts over 1,200 participants. This family-friendly event will feature entertainment, food, exhibitors and a Kids’ Fun Zone. The day’s activities include a competitive, timed 5K and awards ceremony, a Kids’ Fun Run, and Resource Fair. The Resource Fair will present dozens of organizations, including autism service providers and local businesses.  The event concludes with our Awards Ceremony, where we will recognize top teams and fundraisers. All funds raised from this event provide much needed support for individuals with autism and their families in Central Virginia. The funds raised here, stay here!

When and where is the 5K & Family Fun Day?

Stony Point Fashion Park is hosting the 2020 5K & Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 16. The Resource Fair and Kids’ Fun Zone will open at 8am, and the race will begin promptly at 9am. For the complete schedule of events and information about our location, please visit our Race Information section of our website.

What if the weather is bad?

The ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day is a rain or shine event, and we will host it as planned unless there are dangerous weather conditions. There is no scheduled inclement weather date. Because the ASCV depends on this important fundraiser to support our local autism community, it is not our policy to issue refunds to participants who are unable to attend or the event has to be cancelled.

Will the Stony Point Fashion Park retail businesses be open?

Yes, the Stony Point Fashion Park retail businesses will open for their regular hours from 10am to 9pm. Many will have discounts, give-backs, and incentives for 5K participants!

Are dogs allowed at the 5K & Family Fun Day?

Due to safety concerns on the race course, we ask that no pets other than registered service animals attend the event.

Will food and drinks be available for purchase?

Yes, various vendors and restaurants will be open for service. Additionally, we will provide water and post-race snacks for our 5K participants. You are welcome to bring additional water from home. No glass bottles, please.

Do I need to register to attend this event?

Everyone who attends, including walkers and runners of all ages, must be registered and sign our event waiver online. You can register online ahead of time at or in-person the morning of the event.

When can I pick up my participant registration bag, bib number and t-shirt?

Pre-registered 5K participants may drop off donations and pick up their participant registration bags, bibs and t-shirts on Friday, May 15th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park.

Is parking available?

Yes, ample parking will be available at Stony Point Fashion Park. We suggest parking on the north side of the mall, entering between Brooks Brothers & Saks. Parking guides will be available in the morning to direct traffic and ensure a quick parking process. VIP Parking will be available for our top fundraising teams. Accessible parking will also be available near all entrances of the mall.

What is the Kids’ Fun Run?

Our Kids’ Fun Run is a 50-yard dash just for kids!  Every child will receive a medal for participating. No additional sign-up is required. Simply meet us at the Start Line at 8:30 ready to run.

When should I arrive to participate in the 5K Run?

The race will begin promptly at 9:00am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure adequate time to park and walk to the Start Line. We encourage you to arrive early in order to enjoy the pre-race festivities and explore the Resource Fair and Kids’ Fun Zone. Both open at 8:00 am and will remain open after the race.

What is the course like?

The course will begin near the mall entrance by Panera and loop around the exterior of the mall. Route map coming soon!

May I walk the 5K?

Absolutely! Participants are also welcome to walk the course, we just ask you line up to start after our competitive runners.

Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed in the 5K?

Yes. We ask that runners/walkers with wheelchairs and strollers start the race towards the back so that these participants can move without hindrance. Your safety is our first priority.

Are vehicles such as golf carts, bicycles, or scooters allowed on the course?

No, for safety reasons we are unable to accommodate motorized vehicles of any type.

How will the race be timed?

The Richmond Road Runners Club is providing timing services for the 2020 ASCV 5K. Chip timing, available to purchase online as an add-on during or after registration for $5, is able to precisely measure your race results by registering your race chip (attached to your race bib) as you run across timing mats located at the start/finish line of the race. If you do not choose chip-timing, you will be able to see your race time on the clock at the finish line, but that time will not be recorded or eligible for Top 5K Finisher awards.

When and where will the 5K finish times be posted?

Your results will be posted on your RunSignUp profile, and you can search on the race website by bib number.

Are awards given out to top 5K finishers?

Yes, awards will be presented after the race to our top finishers in a variety of age and gender categories. Check out the Awards page here to see what you could win.

Will water and snacks be available to 5K runners after the race?

Yes, the ASCV will provide complimentary water and healthy snacks post-race to all participants.

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