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Walk For Autism Awareness


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Candy-Land 5K and 13th Annual Walk for Autism Awareness

Start gathering your team now for Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism’s 13th annual Walk for Autism Awareness and our non-competitive 5K! Walk or run in honor of a loved one, family member or friend with autism, and promote autism awareness and acceptance. The Walk for Autism Awareness and Candy-Land 5K are both virtual events this year.

Themed costumes and team shirts are encouraged. Members of the same team may participate in different events. A resource fair will follow the events.

All proceeds benefit program development and scholarship assistance at Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism.


Virtual 5K registrants will still receive a t-shirt and a swag bag. These can be picked up between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Monday, September 28, at Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism (2808 S. Picher Ave., Joplin, MO). This is also when walk registrants can pick up shirts, if they order them.


Saturday, October 3


Participants can watch the event kickoff at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 3, on the Facebook event page.


5K Registration

Includes t-shirt
$30 until August 31
$35 until September 1 – October 2
$40 on event day

One-Mile Walk Registration     

T-shirt $5 extra
$15 per walker
$10 children (12 and under)
Kids 2 and under walk for free!


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