Autism Awareness

Byrd & Bear 5k Run

Stride with purpose in our second annual Byrd & Bear Autism Awarness 5k run. Together, we champion autism awareness. Whether you're a runner or a supporter, every step counts.

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About us

Raising awareness, one step at a time

At the heart of the Byrd and Bear 5k is a passionate community dedicated to shining a light on autism awareness. Born from a shared vision in 2022, our event has quickly grown into a beacon of hope and unity.

Our mission is simple: to bring people together in support of a brighter future for those on the autism spectrum. Through every step, sprint, and cheer, we're making a difference—one race at a time. Join us in our journey towards understanding, acceptance, and celebration.

Our Sponsors
Talmadge & Mary Turner

Run information

When & where?

- The run will be help on April 6, 2024 at 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Packet pick-up starts at 9 am
- The run will be located at 2659 Sandy Plains Rd Tryon, NC US 28782
- Award ceremony will begin after the conclusion of the race


- Registration price: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
- Fee increases to $30.00 after January 1, 2024 at 12:01am EST
- Byrd & Bear 5k run T-shirt (register by March 15th to receive a race T-shirt)
- Packet with all of your information
- Runner's number
- A lot of fun while raising awareness!

Which Charity?

All proceeds will be donated to Autism Society of North Carolina. Visit their site to learn more about this amazing cause.

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Our Results

What we have accompished

Last year, we set big standards by having over 70 participants and raising over $25,000. The Byrd and Bear 5k did not only lead to a fundraising goal to help autistic children, but also brought a sense of community and enthusiasm to all that participated. 
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Ready to sign up?

Whether you decide to be a runner or a sponsor, or both, the time and resources you put in will have a great impact. We hope to see you at the run!