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New York City Half Marathon

Run 13.1 miles through the city that never sleeps and earn an yourself an extra serving of an iconic NYC bagel. On March 18th 10,000 runners and walkers will tackle the New York City Half Marathon. Join the RUN FOR AUTISM-New York City Team and see the sights of Central Park, Times Square, and the Southside Seaport.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

New York, NY



How to Join the Team

As of March 1, 2012, OAR's charity registration for this event is closed. Team members who have secured their own race entry, either through the race's lottery application or the NYRR 4/5 Guaranteed Entry Program, are welcome to register for the RUN FOR AUTISM team at, selecting the "Have Race Entry" option.

For more information about joining this year's team, please email Coordinator Chelsea Steed or call OAR at 703-243-9710.


Team Benefits


Custom OAR dry-wick race singlet

Fundraising and Training Guide

Personal Fundraising Website


Hospitality at the OAR tent at the Finish Line Charity Village

Once your fundraising reaches $50.00, you will be sent an OAR Runner's Kit. This kit includes the RUN FOR AUTISM t-shirt, specially designed race shirt and OAR information and fundraising material.



The New York Road Runners (NYRR) requires all charity runners who do not receive entry through the lottery to raise at least $1,000. By signing up with one of OAR's very limited number of entries, you agree to raise this amount by April 18, 2012 or 30 days after the race or have your credit card charged for any remaining balance at that time.

Participants who receive entry to the race through the lottery commit to raising $250 by April 18, 2012 or 30 days after the race.

RUN FOR AUTISM participants historically average raising between $1,750 and $2,000. Runners who raise $2,500 or more receive a special incentive.

OAR encourages all runners to set a fundraising goal of at least $1250.


Event Information

The New York City Half Marathon will be on Sunday, March 18, 2012.



Raise money for autism research - More than $.84 of every dollar you raise will directly fund research studies that help answer some of autism’s most pressing questions. Since its inception in 2001, the RUN FOR AUTISM has raised more than $3.1 million for applied autism research.

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national, nonprofit organization formed and led by relatives of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome. OAR is dedicated to promoting research that can be applied to help families, educators, caregivers, and individuals with autism find much-needed answers to their immediate and urgent questions. Committed to the excellence in its services to the autism community, OAR funds applied research that will make a difference in individual lives; provides information that is timely, useful, and cost-efficient; and offers opportunities for the autism community to collaborate and make advances together.

Whether you are a runner, walker, donor or volunteer, your contribution makes you part of OAR’s RUN FOR AUTISM team.

In the end, you will have made a difference in the lives of thousands of families living with autism.