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

Thank you again to our sponsors!

Champion Sponsor


Community Partner Sponsor


Lamb Insurance

Refreshment Sponsor

Apple Bank

Race Bib Sponsor

Armstrong Communication Systems

Bob’s Discount Furniture


Enterprise Fleet Management

Goldin Solutions

JD Masters Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

Lincoln Financial Group

Samco Properties

United Staffing Solutions

Virtu Financial

Advocate Sponsor

Interior Resources USA LLC

Linked Mechanical 

UB Green Supplies, Inc.

The Weeks Lerman Group, LLC



Check out all of our race photos here!