11th annual 5K Forward: Fast Track to Empowerment Race Raises Over $125,000

Our 11th annual 5K Forward: Fast Track to Empowerment race was held on Sunday in Central Park with hundreds of runners, sponsors, partners, and volunteers. This event raised $125,000, which will help provide critical educational, employment, and community support services to people with autism and developmental disabilities.

A special thanks to those that supported the race by running, walking, rolling, sponsoring, volunteering, fundraising, or simply spreading the word, we thank you for helping make it the amazing success that it was. We want to congratulate everyone who participated in this year’s 5K, especially our top racers.

1st Place – Male – Bradley Paternostro
1st Place – Female – Katie Dupper
2nd Place – Male – Joshue Acevedo-Sanchez
2nd Place – Female – Emily McNamara
3rd Place – Male – Nicholas Hilton
3rd Place – Female – Lina Wallisch
Top Fundraising Team – Team Sammy


Check out all of our race photos here!