2023 Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run

October 7, 2023 – 9am to Noon

Centennial Park in Ellicott City, MD

Fundraising Goal:  $160,000

Benefiting the Autism Society of Maryland


On October 7th, AUSOM’s Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run will bring together those touched by Autism and members of the broader community in a supportive, energizing, fun, and family-friendly environment. This year we’re bringing back our Kids’ Play Area with inflatables, roving circus performers and costumed characters, and other family entertainment. You’ll have the opportunity to visit with our sponsors and community partners in the vendor tent.

AUSOM is excited to host this annual event and maximize our service to the Autism community. This year’s goal is to raise $160,000 toward programs and services for a local Autism community that is more than 7,000 strong! We need your support! 

Join us! Sign up to participate in one of the events:  the timed 5K run, 4K walk or 1K stroll. Register early to get your shirt size. Build your team with members of all ages. Children under 11 are FREE but need to register to receive a t-shirt. And those who can’t join us at Centennial Park may register to participate virtually, at a time and location of their choosing.

Build a fundraising team! Make Every Step Count. Harness the giving power of your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and online network. Set up a Personal Fundraiser, Team Fundraiser and Facebook Fundraiser. Share the links and ask your network for their support. Fundraising couldn’t be easier. Help us reach our fundraising goal of $160,000 for programs and services, which AUSOM provides for free to the Autism community!​​​​​​​ Fundraising is not required to participate. Participation is not required to fundraise.

Become a sponsor! As a sponsor, you will enjoy the benefits of social media exposure, visibility on our event website, signage at the event, complimentary registrations for your team members, and the opportunity to introduce yourselves to the Autism community at the event. Click the link above to view our sponsorship levels and associated benefits!

Volunteer! We need you – individuals, families, companies, groups – to help make this event a success!  Sign up to volunteer for your choice of a task and time to support this event.

Can’t join us for the event? Make a donation to support your favorite team, runner or walker. Or make a general gift to the Autism Society of Maryland.

Together we are #AutismStrongMD.

Questions?  Contact the event coordinators at 410-290-3466 or info@autismsocietymd.org.


2021, 2022 5K Results


Thank Your To Our 2022 Sponsors!


Gula Tech Adventures, Behavioral Framework, Mission Autism Clinics


The Lisa Higgins Hussman Foundation, The Family of Shane Syed


Ala Makai Foundation . L. Earl & Mary T. Armiger Foundation . The BAF Group . Chi Yon Barbosa of Northrop Realty . Verbal Beginnings

Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Office of Philanthropy

Miller & Smith Homes


Sheppard Pratt Health System


Blue Balloon ABA Therapy . Crafton Dental . Crossroads Psychological Associates . Ellie Mental Health Columbia . Elville and Associates . Hardwood Floor Service, Inc. . Imagine Wellness LLC . Kids Thrive Therapy .  The Legal Team of Long & Foster Real Estate / Stephanie Maric . Miclette Consulting . Melissa & Jim Rosenberg . SAGE Title Group/Timonium Office . Smiles4Children . Thrive with ARTIE . Tooth Story


The Arc Howard County . The Arc Maryland . CARAFAP, LLC . The Curran Knittle Group at Harbor Investment Advisory . Front Row Pediatric Dentistry . Hussman Center for Adults with Autism . Linwood Center, Inc. . Native Ceuticals . Tracy Novak . SPIRIT Club . Valley Deck & Patio . Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities