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Register Today for the 2019 Eagles Autism Challenge!

May 18, 2019


More than 3,000 walkers, runners, and bikers kicked off last year’s inaugural Eagles Autism Challenge, and raised an outstanding $2.5 million to support autism research at three beneficiary autism research centers in Philadelphia: the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.


We were proud to see Team CHOP represented in a “Sea of Blue” when participants took to Lincoln Financial Field to celebrate with the Eagles players, cheerleaders, coaches and leadership following the race. Now, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is gearing up to make an even bigger “blue tide” at the second annual event, and you can join us on May 18, 2019 !



Learn more about the Eagles Autism Challenge, view images and videos from this year’s inaugural event, and meet several families who participated with Team CHOP.


What is the Eagles Autism Challenge?

The “EAC” is a one-day bike ride and family-friendly run/walk, all beginning at Lincoln Financial Field and ending on the 50-yard line, that will raise crucial funding to bring together a world-class autism research coalition with one common goal: to work together to provide the necessary resources and support to make a lasting impact on the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder.


What are the options for participation?

Participants can choose to participate in 15, 30, or 50-mile cycling routes, the 5K run/walk, or the Sensory Walk. There is also a “virtual participant” option for those unable to participate in the ride, walk or run. Activities also include an incredible Friday Night Kick-Off Party at Lincoln Financial Field and Saturday Finish Line Celebration on the field, with the entire Eagles organization and live entertainment.


Why should I sign up?

By joining the Challenge, you will be part of a once-in-a-lifetime experience to ride, walk, run and celebrate side-by-side with the entire Eagles organization while raising crucial funds to help CAR and CHOP to push the bounds of autism research. The funds raised by the EAC directly support projects that are revolutionizing the way we provide clinical care and support  to children and their familiesfor those with ASD from infancy through adulthood.


How do I sign up?

There are several options to choose from. When you do register, please “choose chop” from the dropdown menu asking how you heard about the event.

Option 1: Join CAR’s Team. We’d love to have you join our team of CHOP employees and families!

Option 2: Sign up to participate as an individual walker, runner, cyclist or virtual participant. You don’t need to be part of a team to join the fun!

Option 2: Start your own team or join a friend’s. You can start your own team in support of CHOP! Gather your co-workers, friends, family, school, or rec sports team and start your own team! CHOP and EAC will provide you with team-building and fundraising resources to make it easy to reach your training and fundraising goals!

Option 3: Support Team CHOP with a one-time donation by clicking on any individual team member to donate to their page.


Visit www.EaglesAutismChallenge.org to get started, and email eaglesautismchallenge@email.chop.eduwith any questions on how to sign up or support!