Ellen Reavis Walk for Autism

Christina Angel-Jolly, New Mexico Autism Society
1.5 mile walk, Star Walk (individials with autism)
4/27/2019 11:00 am
Balloon Fiesta Park Albuquerque, NM Location Map




On April 25, 2009, the first ever Ellen Reavis Race for Autism was held at Kit Carson Park in Albuquerque! A little over 200 people participated in what would soon become the largest autism related event in New Mexico! From that beautiful day on, in April of each year, families from throughout New Mexico gather to celebrate the joys, the struggles and the successes of those affected by autism. We gather to raise awareness and acceptance, to educate, to show love and to support those we love affected by autism.

When the Ellen Reavis Walk for Autism began the community rallied around the New Mexico Autism Community as they produced the first event of its kind in New Mexico. Since 2009, the support from community for this event, has grown and we recognize the success of the event is because of this support! It is because of YOU we are celebrating another year of the Ellen Reavis Walk for Autism.

The event has continued to grow because of your support and features a walk honoring individuals on the autism spectrum and a 1.5-mile walk. This special day will include the Brotherhood Motorcycle Ride for Autism, Ninja Park, sensory activities, food trucks, resource fair, and live music!

On April 27th, 2019, The New Mexico Autism community will once again gather to feel the enchantment that the Ellen Reavis Walk for Autism produces up close! Families, teachers, therapist, friends and neighbors just to name a few will gather at Balloon Fiesta Park and help us celebrate “Viva New Mexico” and celebrate the beauty our community adds to our wonderful state!

In addition to bringing the community together, this important event helps raise necessary funds that help the New Mexico Autism Society continue our vision of creating a community of acceptance, support and connection for those affected by autism throughout New Mexico. This year alone between community collaborations, support groups, educational workshops, community outings, resource and referral, the New Mexico Autism Society has served over 4,000 people! We will see you soon as we gather to celebrate New Mexico and all the beauty it has to offer!

Whether you're participating on a team, as an individual or as a volunteer, the WALK FOR AUTISM is a great way to raise your voice and join our force to create acceptance and awareness about autism.

Increase the impact by becoming a fundraiser! You can fund raise as an individual or as a whole team! Set a fundraising goal and help us surpass our goal of $30,000. Set up your FUNDRAISING PAGE HERE

Please see our FAQ page for more information.

Event Information

Friday, April 26th

10am-5pm Alta Mira Office 1605 Carlisle Blvd. NE (Albuquerque)

You will receive your shirt size that you suggested on your registration form, an event schedule and parking map, and bracelet, for those who registered for the Walk, and Star Walk.

All other participants will receive an event schedule, map and bracelet. All participants must have a bracelet to enter!

Registration-There will also be the opportunity to register for the walk at packet-pick up. Please note price increase and no guarantee on a T-Shirt.

TEAMS (IMPORTANT) - If you are picking up for your entire team please let your other team members know.

Saturday, April 7th

We highly encourage everyone to pick up on Friday to avoid long lines at the event.
Walk Day Packet Pickup: Walk Shirts and bracelets may be picked up the morning of the event starting at 10:00, if not picked up on Friday.

Walk Day Registration: If you have not had the opportunity to register, you may do so. Same Day Registration will open at 10:00 am and close at 11:00am. *Please note price increase and no guaranteed t-shirt.

Walk Day Parking: Please follow designated parking signs as you enter off of Balloon Fiesta Parkway. Volunteers will guide you to reserved lot for our event.

Weather: Event will take place rain or shine. No refunds or transfers. Event director reserves the right to alter posted routes for safety considerations due to rain or other factors.

Information about the WALK

The 1.5 mile walk will start at 11:30am. Please keep to the right and follow signs. Sturdy strollers are allowed, but bicycles, skateboards, scooters or roller skates are NOT allowed for safety reasons. Children must be supervised at all times by an attentive adult.

**ALL walkers in each walk must be registered to participate except children under age 5 who will be pushed in a sturdy stroller by a registered adult in 1.5mile walk.

Team Captain: If you wish to participate in the team t-shirt contest, please bring an extra medium “team shirt” to display. All t-shirts must be received by 10:30 on walk day. Please turn them into the event registration table.

ALL PARTICPANTS can Stop and cast your votes for your favorite “Team T-Shirt.” Look for the VOTE HERE SIGN.

Resource and vendors will also be following the Viva New Mexico theme on their table, you can also cast your vote for your favorite! Look for the VOTE HERE sign.

***THERE ARE NO DOGS ALLOWED*** This excludes service animals. *NO GLASS BOTTLES

**Food Trucks will be on site, live band, Face Painting, Imagination Playground, resource/vendors, live performances and so much more! Brotherhood Motorcycle Run for Autism will arrive at approximately 11:25.


10:15 am - Gates Open

11:15 am - Opening Ceremonies

11:30 am - 1.5 mile walk

1:00 pm - Star Walk

1:30 pm - 1st, 2nd, 3rd largest family, corporate and school/university team. Top 5 Fundraisers, Best T-shirt, and Best Vendor/Resource Table.