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11th Annual Run Wild for Autism 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk

This event has reached capacity.
Thank you for your overwhelming support.


All proceeds benefit Pathfinders for Autism!

Sunday September 26,2021


Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, MD US 21217


7:00 am arrival
Race starts at 8:30 am

Race FEES (includes t-shirt, Zoo passes and supports the mission of Pathfinders for Autism)

$40 Adults
Children 10 and under FREE, with registered adult – PRICE DISCOUNT WILL BE APPLIED AT CHECKOUT

Register by noon on September 3rd to guarantee a shirt.

There are no refunds of entry permitted for this event.


Registrants will run (or walk) their race distance on either Saturday, September 25th or Sunday, September 26th. If you are participating in the Virtual 5K and would like to be listed in the results make sure you are tracking your time and distance. You can do so with a watch or running app (example: Garmin watch, Strava App). Make sure you run the whole distance (3.1 Miles for a 5K) – you don’t want to do all that work and come up short. You will then be able to report your time. Results will be automatically updated as race times come in. You will also be able to share your race photos through the photo page.


Virtual Runners will be able to submit their results through text or email (if opted in) or through the results page starting on Saturday, September 25th through Sunday, September 26th at 11:59PM Eastern Time. If you have questions about submitting results don’t hesitate to reach out to us at


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

Get your company to put together a corporate team and receive 10 standard race entries (additional race entries and sponsorship opportunities available based on team fundraising) – includes chip timing, T-shirts, Zoo admission, giveaways, and refreshments.




For more information on donations and fundraising, please contact Matt Worthington at

Check out the 2021 Run Wild Fundraising Incentives!

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.


Wednesday, September 22nd from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and  5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Pathfinders for Autism Office
235 Schilling Circle, Suite 103
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Thursday, September 23rd from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Charm City Run Bel Air
126 S. Main Street #2
Bel Air, MD 21014

Saturday, September 25th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road #2
Timonium, MD 21093


  • 11th Annual Run Wild for Autism t-shirt (Register by noon on September 3rd to guarantee a shirt.)
  • Race managed by Charm City Run
  • ZOO ADMISSION: Individuals registered for the race will receive Zoo passes, good for September 26th ONLY.


Click here to view the course map!


  • Top Male Finisher
  • Top Female Finisher
  • Top Male Finisher in the following age brackets: 1-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Top Female Finisher in the following age brackets: 1-10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Top Overall Fundraising Team
  • Top Individual Fundraiser

Please note: Awards are offered for the in-person event only. There will be no overall or age-group awards for the virtual run.


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: Creating a safe experience at the 11th Annual Run Wild for Autism 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk is our top priority! 

Safety of participants, volunteers, sponsors and staff is of utmost importance to Pathfinders for Autism and Charm City Run Events. We are committed to following all local, state, national and CDC guidelines at the 11th Annual Run Wild for Autism event. Charm City Run has developed efficient and effective race day COVID-19 protocols and procedures. 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 guidelines; contactless packet pickup; mandatory mask wearing for participants, volunteers and staff at all times (with the exception of when actively participating in the race); minimal spectators; social distancing and small group wave starts for participants; sanitizer stations throughout the event space; elimination of bag check and shirt exchanges; sealed grab-and-go water bottles at water stops; individually wrapped post-race 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.



Cheetah Sponsor




Camel Sponsor


Penguin Sponsor


Tortoise Sponsor



Corporate Team Sponsor




Family Team Sponsor

For more information on donations and fundraising, please contact Matt Worthington at