Eagles Autism Challenge
August 21, 2021
The Eagles Autism Challenge is dedicated to raising funds for innovative research and programs to help unlock the mystery of autism. In its first 3 years, the Eagles Autism Challenge has raised nearly ten million dollars - including more than $2 million for CHOP - to provide the necessary resources to doctors and scientists at leading institutions. The Eagles Autism Challenge aims to inspire and engage the community, so together, we can provide much needed support to make a lasting impact in the field of autism, to assist those currently affected by autism as well as future generations. Join Team CHOP today!
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.