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2nd Annual Run Wild for Autism Assateague Island
Now Virtual!

All proceeds benefit Pathfinders for Autism!

Sunday, October 2 ,2022
7:30 am to 11:30 am
Walk starts at 9:00 am

Assateague State Park
6915 Stephen Decatur Hwy
Berlin, MD 21811


Please join Pathfinders for Autism for our 2nd Annual Run Wild for Autism Assateague Island. We are thrilled to present the Run Wild for Autism Assateague Island to bring a day of awareness and fundraising for the community. We look forward to seeing you on October 2nd!


7:30 am arrival
Walk starts at 9:00 am

Race FEES (includes t-shirt, park entry fee, and supports the mission of Pathfinders for Autism)

$40 Adults
$20 Youth (ages 11-17)
Children 10 and under FREE, with registered adult – PRICE DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AT CHECKOUT
Bundle and Save! Adults save $5 per race when you register for both races.

Register by noon on September 16th to be guaranteed a shirt.

There is no chipped timing for this event. This is meant to be a casual run/walk. There are no refunds of entry permitted for this event.


Become an event sponsor and promote your business to hundreds of attendees while supporting a great cause.



The most important component to Run Wild for Autism is our families and partners coming together to raise funds that help us continue to serve the autism community. Your dollars allow the PFA staff to offer resources, training- both in person and virtual, and recreation events. It is because of YOU that we have been and will continue to serve our families. Thank you!

Be sure to check out this year’s fundraising Incentives and aim HIGH. You will not want to miss out on this year’s incentives.For more information on donations and fundraising, please contact Katie Ramirez at




Directions for Pathfinders for Autism Walk Event at Assateague State Park:

Follow Rt 611 across the Verrazano Bridge onto Assateague Island.  Make the 3rd right turn into the Assateague State Park Beach Parking lot.  At the booth, please show the attendant your confirmation and you will be provided a parking pass to hang in your vehicle.  You may park anywhere in the lot.  Proceed to the south end of the lot and into the adjacent parking lot for the registration table and walk starting line.


Registrants will pick up their shirt on-site on event day.


  • 2nd Annual Run Wild for Autism Assateague Island t-shirt (Register by noon on September 16th to guarantee a shirt)
  • Registration and fundraising managed by Charm City Run
  • Assateague Island State Park Fee included with registration


This is an out and back casual 2 Mile Run/Walk or 1 Mile Fun Run. Our event is not timed, but meant to engage families in a fun morning of exercise and outdoor activity. The course will start at the State Park Parking Lot, follow the Bike trail 1 mile out and participants can return on the bike trail or up the beach back to the parking lot. There will be 1 water stop at the turn around, with volunteers guiding participants back to the parking lot.


Pathfinders for Autism is a statewide organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families. The organization was founded in 2000 by the parents of children with autism, including Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer William “B.J.” Surhoff and his wife Polly Winde Surhoff. Pathfinders for Autism works to support and improve the lives of individuals affected by autism through expansive, individualized programming, and by providing resources, training, information and activities free of charge.


COVID-19 “Health Security Plan” 

Safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors and staff is of utmost importance to Pathfinders for Autism. We are committed to following all local, state, national and CDC guidelines at the 1st Annual Run Wild for Autism Assateague Island event. While guidelines and health metrics continue to evolve, we are prepared with procedures that may include, but are not limited to: caps on participation consistent with outdoor gathering guideline; mandatory mask wearing for participants, volunteers and staff at all times (with the exception of when actively participating in the event); social distancing; sealed grab-and-go water bottles at water stops; individually wrapped post-event snacks.

As the event draws closer, expect clear and continuous communication via email and website updates on the strategies we’ll use to keep everyone safe. Any questions? Please contact us at

For more information on COVID-19, please visit The CDC Website.



For more information on donations and fundraising, please contact Katie Ramirez at