FAQ

General

A. The Eagles Autism Challenge is a one-day bike ride and family-friendly 5K run/walk featuring  Philadelphia Eagles players, alumni, coaches, executives, cheerleaders and SWOOP.

A. Eagles Autism Challenge, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to raising funds for autism research.

A. The event will begin with a Kick-Off Party at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday, May 18, 2018 and will culminate Saturday, May 19, 2018 with a celebration on the field after crossing the finish line in the early afternoon. This is a rain or shine event.

A. Tickets will be available for guests to attend the Finish Line Celebration and enjoy food and beverage. There will also be a viewing area outside Lincoln Financial Field for family and friends who do not want to purchase tickets for festivities inside the stadium.

Ride, 5K and Virtual Participant

A. Participants can choose to ride, run or walk in the Eagles Autism Challenge. All participants are required to commit to a fundraising minimum. Registration fees are non-refundable and are not tax-deductible as goods and services are provided with this fee for event day.

  • 50-mile ride (age 18+): $1,000 minimum, $150 registration fee
  • 30-mile ride (age 18+): $750 minimum, $150 registration fee
  • 15-mile ride (age 18+): $500 minimum, $150 registration
  • 15-mile youth ride (ages 13-17): $350 minimum, $150 registration fee
  • 5K run/walk (age 13+): $250 minimum, $50 registration fee
  • Children 12 and under may participate free of charge while under the supervision of a registered adult.
  • Virtual participant: $150 minimum, $25 registration fee

A. Rider: A custom Eagles Autism Challenge cycling jersey, gift bag, finish line medal, food and beverage at the event and access to the Friday Kick-Off Party and the Finish Line Celebration.

5K: A custom Eagles Autism Challenge 5K T-shirt, finish line medal, food and beverage at the event and access to the Friday Kick-Off Party and the Finish Line Celebration on the field.

Virtual Participant: Food and beverage at the event and access to the Friday Kick-Off Party and the Finish Line Celebration.

A. A virtual participant is someone who is unable to participate, but still wants to fundraise and receive fundraising incentives. Virtual participants can register as an individual or join a team, have their own fundraising account and personal fundraising page plus access to the Friday  Kick-Off Party and the Finish Line Celebration.

Virtual participants who raise $500 or more will receive an official Eagles Autism Challenge cycling jersey. Virtual participants are also eligible to reach All-Pro and Hall of Fame status.

A. Participants are encouraged to select a route that fits their abilities both physically and financially. All riders should be able to maintain a minimum average speed of 12 MPH for the duration of the respective ride. By registering, you are committing to a fundraising minimum.

A. You can change the route you have committed to by e-mailing info@eaglesautismchallenge.org by February 19, 2018. After this date, you will be required to reach the fundraising minimum associated with your registration and your credit card will be charged.

A. No. You are not permitted to grant another person the right to participate in your place under any circumstances. Your registration as a participant is non-transferable, even if you do not or cannot participate for any reason including illness or injury that may limit or preclude your participation.

A. To cancel your registration, you must contact our office by February 19, 2018 by e-mailing info@eaglesautismchallenge.org or calling (215) 339-6790.  After February 19, 2018 you will be unable to cancel and will still be responsible to reach your fundraising minimum and your credit card will be charged. Please note registration fees are non-refundable.

Fundraising

A. The fundraising deadline is May 31, 2018.

A. During registration, you committed to reaching a fundraising minimum and authorized the Eagles Autism Challenge to charge your credit card the remaining balance on or after June 1st, 2018.

If you need to change your route to assure you meet your minimum, you have until February 19, 2018 to make the change. After this date, you will be held to the minimum associated with the route that you chose during registration. To change your route, please e-mail info@eaglesautismchallenge.org.

A. Please have all checks made out to Eagles Autism Challenge, Inc. and mailed to the address below with a completed check donation form.  Check donation forms can be found on the website under Get Involved.

Eagles Autism Challenge
One NovaCare Way
Philadelphia, PA 19145

A. Unfortunately you cannot share funds with another participant. Once a donation has been made it cannot be transferred. If you would like to split a check between yourself and another participant, please indicate that on the check donation form.  Check donation forms can be found on the website under Get Involved.

A. Any donation or matching gift received after the fundraising deadline will be counted toward your fundraising minimum for the following year. If you or your donors are submitting a matching gift request with a company, please give ample time for it to be received in our office before the May 31, 2018 fundraising deadline. We advise that you do not solely rely on matching gifts to hit your minimum fundraising requirement since you do not have control on when a company sends the check.

A. Each participant is required to pay a non-refundable registration fee that does not count towards your fundraising minimum. Your credit card information remains on file in case you do not reach your fundraising minimum by the deadline of May 31, 2018. As agreed to during the registration process, your credit card will be charged on June 1, 2018 for any remaining balance due.

A. All-Pro fundraisers raise $2,500+ and a Hall of Fame fundraiser raises $10,000+ for autism research. These participants receive exclusive benefits for ride weekend.

All-Pro ($2,500+): Two tickets (for participant and guest) to VIP area for the Friday Kick-Off Party and the Finish Line Celebration, free food and beverage, a special credential at VIP check-in area, special All-Pro cycling jersey or 5K t-shirt, finish line medal, gift bag, recognition in the Eagles Autism Challenge, Inc. annual report, and two tickets to a Chalk Talk session at the NovaCare Complex featuring a Philadelphia Eagles coach.

Hall of Fame ($10,000+): Four tickets (for participant and three guests) to VIP area for the Friday Kick-Off Party and the Finish Line Celebration, free food and beverage, a special credential at VIP check-in area, special Hall of Fame cycling Jersey, bike shorts to match jersey, finish line medal, gift bag, recognition in the Eagles Autism Challenge, Inc. annual report, two tickets to a Chalk Talk session at the NovaCare Complex featuring a Philadelphia Eagles coach, two tickets to a 2018 VIP Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp experience at the NovaCare Complex.

Safety Tips

A. Yes! Helmets are mandatory during the ride. If you do not have a helmet on event day, you will not be permitted to ride.

A. Baskets and side attachments are strictly prohibited for this event due to safety restrictions. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to ride, but are able to participate in the 5K with a registered parent/guardian.

A. Yes, there will be SAG vehicles on each cycling route should you need mechanical support or to be picked up.

A. Yes, rest stops will be available every ten to twelve miles where you can re-energize, hydrate and receive mechanical support as needed.

A. Headphones are strictly prohibited to assure your safety during the ride. Participants doing the 5K may use headphones.