FAQs

A. The Eagles Autism Challenge is a one-day cycling event and 5k at Lincoln Financial Field dedicated to raising awareness and funds for autism research and care programs. Participants will have the opportunity to join the Philadelphia Eagles in participating in one of three cycling routes, a 5k Run/Walk, or Sensory Walk.

Please Note: While the 2021 Eagles Autism Challenge is currently scheduled as an in-person event on August 21, 2021, it is subject to move to an all-virtual format or be rescheduled based on guidance regarding social gatherings and the health and safety of our community, in EAC’s sole discretion.

A. The event-day schedule is as follows:

  •   6:30 am – 50-Mile Ride Start
  •   7:15 am – 30-Mile Start
  •   8:00 am – 10-Mile Ride Start
  •   8:30 am – 5K Run/Walk Start
  •   9:00 am – Sensory Walk Start

A.  Packet pick-up opens at 12 pm on Friday, August 20 in the Miller Tent on Pepsi Plaza. On Saturday, packet pick-up re-opens in the same location at 5:45 am.

A.  The Kickoff Party is scheduled for 5-8:30 pm on Friday, August 20.

Update: In response to the City of Philadelphia’s new mask mandates, and for the safety of all participants, we will be moving the party outdoors on Pepsi Plaza and the Main Concourse.

A. In response to the City of Philadelphia’s new mask mandate, and for the safety of all participants, we have moved the Friday Night Kickoff Party outdoors on Pepsi Plaza and the Main Concourse. The program will remain unchanged, and masks are not required while outdoors.  Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking.  All individuals will be required to wear a mask when visiting indoor spaces at Lincoln Financial Field, including restrooms.  In the event of rain, the party and food service will be moved entirely to the Main Concourse.

Masks are not required for individuals participating in Saturday’s 5k walk/run, the Sensory Walk and bicycle rides. Masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, during the on-field program featuring Jeffrey Lurie’s remarks and recognition of our top fundraisers and teams.  Individuals who choose to remain on the field for this will be required to wear masks, but participants will also have the opportunity to move to the lower bowl seating, where they can socially distance in the stands and not wear a mask for that portion of the Finish Line Celebration.

Please Note: masks are required for any participants requiring assistance from our SAG (support and gear) vehicles out on the routes. These will be available in the vehicles.

A. During registration, you committed to reaching a fundraising minimum and authorized the Eagles Autism Challenge to charge the remaining balance to your card on or after October 1, 2021.

If you need to change your route to assure you meet your minimum, you have until June 15, 2021 to do so. 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. Yes, the following items are not permitted at the stadium during this event:

  • Electronic Or Motorized Bikes
  • Pets (except service dogs to aid guests with disabilities)
  • Drones or any other unmanned and remote controlled aircraft systems
  • Fireworks, firearms, and weapons of any kind
  • E-cigarettes and vaporizers
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Please note that the clear bag policy in effect on gamedays will not be in effect during this event; bags such as handbags, diaper bags and tote bags with changes of clothing are welcome. There will be lockers available for bag storage.

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 or Sensory Walk 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.