Run For A Cause
The Firehouse 5k for Autism is our annual event benefiting autism service providers in our local area. Since the first race in 2011, we have raised over $20,000 for organizations that support affected families and promote autism awareness and understanding.
From providing scholarships for families to attend Easterseals Midwest’s parent-training program, to building a playground for children at Thrive Autism Solutions, your participation can help to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
Our 5k route starts in front of High Ridge Fire Station #1 at 2842 High Ridge Blvd, and heads west on High Ridge Boulevard. Runners will wind their way through the heart of High Ridge to Franks Rd, which is the halfway point and turnaround location.
After heading up a few gradual inclines on the return trip, runners will cross the finish line that leads into the fire station, where free refreshments will be available. We will be presenting awards to the top three male and top three female runners in each age category, as well as top three overall runners. This year, we are also re-introducing awards for the top three male and top three female first responders!