Autism Society Central Virginia AuSome 54-Day Challenge

Mon June 8 - Sat August 1 Richmond, VA US 23235 Directions
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Description

We are getting so excited about the Celebration & Car Parade on August 1st!  We hope you will join us for this Grand Finale of the AuSome 54-Day Challenge!  Read on for more details:

 

When:

August 1st, 2020

8am to 10am: 
Medal & T-shirt Pickup Only

10am to 12pm: 
Car Parade
Medal & T-Shirt Pickup
Incentives & Awards Pickup
Resource Fair

 

Where:

The Parks at Stony Point
9020 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23235

Please note that we will not be at Stony Point Fashion Park--this is across Chippenham Pkwy.  Enter 9020 Stony Point Pkwy into your gps or maps app and it will get you to the correct place.

 

What:

Kona Ice will be joining us, as well as Anthony Antoine of NBC12 and Kat Simons of Mix 98.1. Your favorite Princesses, the Storm Troopers from the 501st Legion, and Nutzy from the Flying Squirrels will make appearances, and Top Teams & sponsors will be cheering us on too. We'll be streaming the program over Facebook Live so you can listen to the program as you drive the route!

 

Things to Note:

  • If you want to pick up your t-shirt and medal, but do not want to stay for the Car Parade, we will have a packet pickup from 8am to 10am.
  • If you will be picking up medals and t-shirts for more than 5 people, please send an email to develpment@ascv.org in advance so that we can prep your items and save you time!
  • While the Car Parade will last from 10:00am to 12:00pm, the experience will only be about 20 minutes or so.  To help manage the flow of the Car Parade, we are encouraging our Teams to attend at these suggested times.  
  • Be sure to decorate your car for the Car Parade!
  • To volunteer for the Car Parade, please click here.

 

The Autism Society Central Virginia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is proud to be the region’s premier source of education, advocacy, and support for individuals with autism, their families, and professionals. Autism is a developmental disability that occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Many individuals with autism have significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. The prevalence rate of autism continues to rise, and currently the CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 54 children in the US has autism. The ASCV serves as the local voice and resource for the Central Virginia autism community. Funds raised from the ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day will provide much needed support, resources, and programs for local families living with autism. The funds raised here, stay here!

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FAQs:

Registration
The AuSome 54-Day Challenge will kick-off on June 8th, meaning participants can begin logging their miles on that day.  Participants can register anytime between now and June 30th, but the sooner you register, the sooner you can track your miles and compete against fellow participants and team members.

Registration starts at $30 and includes an AuSome 54-Day Challenge t-shirt.  You can set your own goal at this level, choosing from the 5K, 18-mile, or 54-mile distance.  If you are interested in a bigger challenge and a sweet finisher medal, you can register for the 54-mile, 108-mile, or 162-mile distances.  Kids 12 and under can register for $15 and will receive a t-shirt and kids medal.  Children 4 and under can register for free.  Nuclear families of 4+ will receive a discount on registration.

Already registered for the 5K?  Your registration was automatically transferred to the 54-Day Challenge--you just need to set your goal distance on June 8th!

 

Additional Purchases

  • Additional t-shirts can be purchased for $25 each (adults) or $15 (kids size).
  • Celebration signs are available for purchase for $20.
  • While we are happy to ship your t-shirts and/or medals for $5.00 (especially for those who are participating from afar!), we will be doing in-person pick-up and encourage everyone to join us there to receive your race swag!

 

Will we be racing August 1?
While we will not be able to race as usual on August 1st, we will still come together in a fun, meaningful, and safe way for a special celebration.  Participants will receive their t-shirts and medals, and we celebrate all the miles that we will accomplish together in our special 54-day challenge for autism!

 

How do I set my goal?
Registrants for 54-, 108-, or 162-mile challenges have goals built for them.  If you register for the Choose Your Own Distance, you can set your own goal starting June 8th.  Visit our "Results" page to log your miles and set your goal.  Click "Submit Virtual Results," then enter your name in the Participant Tracking fields and click "Lookup Registration."  Enter your email address to confirm (if your team captain registered you, ask them which email address you should use).  When your name appears, click the "Submit Virtual Results" button.  You can enter your goal and log your miles here, then hit submit!

 

When can I start counting my miles?
You can log miles anytime between June 8th and July 31th!  Miles prior to June 8 do not count toward the AuSome 54-Day Challenge.

 

How do I track miles?
Participants can use a fitness tracker, phone app, or MapMyRun in order to track purposeful miles.  Any miles you run, walk, or run/walk count--outside or on a treadmill--but daily distances accumulated on your fitness tracker (like Apple watch or fitbit) don’t count.  It's your challenge, but we want you to take some time to get away from Zoom and make a purposeful effort to get your miles!

 

How do I log miles for the challenge?
You can log the miles into your account at www.ascv5K.org. Visit our "Results" page to log your miles and set your goal.  Click "Submit Virtual Results," then enter your name in the Participant Tracking fields and click "Lookup Registration."  Enter your email address to confirm (if your team captain registered you, ask them which email address you should use).  When your name appears, click the "Submit Virtual Results" button.  You can enter your goal and log your miles here, then hit submit!

 

You can only enter one result per day, so if you plan to do multiple runs or walks, please enter the total distance for the entire day.

 

Can People Outside of Central Virginia Participate?
Yes!  The exciting part of the challenge is that anyone can participate from anywhere.  Friends and family from all over the country (or the world) can register, join your team, and rack up those miles!

 

What if I don’t hit my goal?
That’s okay!  We won’t take away your t-shirt or medal.

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The Parks at Stony Point
9020 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA US 23235
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