FAQs

A. The Eagles Autism Challenge is a one-day bike ride and 5k dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the autism community. Featuring eagles players, coaches, and alumni, the event starts and ends at Lincoln Financial Field and 100% of participant-raised funds will go toward research and care programs.

A. Eagles Autism Foundation, inc. Is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to raising funds for autism research and care programs.

A. The Eagles Autism Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022

A. Participants will have the opportunity to have one guest attend the Friday night kickoff party and two attend Saturday’s finish line celebration presented by our official partners. Guest passes may be purchased at the remote ticket bunker from 12-8:30 pm on Friday or 5:45-10:00 am on Saturday. Passes are $10 per person for adults and children ages 13 and up who are not participating in the event. Children ages 12 and under are free.

Guests will be required to provide the name of the registered participant they are with in order to purchase a pass.  Please note, guests are not permitted access to the player oasis during the finish line celebration, as those areas are reserved for participants only.

A. Yes, a limited selection of hybrid and road bikes are available for rent through Fairmount bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis.  To see photos of each model and make rental arrangements, please visit their website at www.fairmountbicycles.com 

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. Ride/Run times are:

6:30 am – Wawa Classic 50-mile Ride

7:15 am – Wawa Shorti 30-mile Ride

8:00 am – Wawa Junior 10-Mile Ride

8:30 am – FreedomPay 5K Run/Walk

9:00 am – Sensory Walk

A. Yes, the differences and minimums are listed below:

Wawa Classic 50-mile ride (age 18+): $1,000 minimum, $150 registration fee

Wawa Shorti 30-mile ride (age 18+): $750 minimum, $150 registration fee

Wawa Junior 10-mile ride (age 18+): $500 minimum, $150 registration

Wawa Junior 10-mile youth ride (ages 13-17): $350 minimum, $150
registration fee

FreedomPay 5K run/walk (age 18+): $350 minimum, $50 registration fee

FreedomPay 5K run/walk (age 13-17): $250 minimum, $50 registration fee

Sensory walk (age 18+): $350 minimum, $50 registration fee

Sensory walk (age 13-17): $250 minimum, $50 registration fee

* Children 3 to 12 may participate with no minimum fundraising requirement and a reduced registration fee of $25, while under the supervision of a registered adult; Youth T-shirt and medal will be provided. There is no charge for children under 3. Registered adults will receive an email invitation to register their children in this age group prior to the event.

Virtual participant: $350 minimum, $25 registration fee

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

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

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

A. You can change the route you have committed to by e-mailing  info@eaglesautismchallenge.org  by April 1, 2022. 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.

The fundraising deadline is May 31, 2022.

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 1, 2022. After this date, you will be held to the minimum associated with the route that you chose during registration.

A. Checks can be mailed to Eagles Autism Challenge Inc at 1 Novacare Way Philadelphia PA, 19145

A. All team donations do not count toward individual fundraising minimums; however, team captains can transfer funds among team members to help individuals reach their goals. If you are looking for donations to satisfy your minimum, please have your donor support your individual page. However, if you would like to split a check between yourself and another participant on your team, please indicate that on the check donation form.  Check donation forms can be found on the website under Fundraising.

A.  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, 2022 fundraising deadline. If you are told by the company that the donation will arrive after this time, please contact Eagles Autism Challenge as soon as possible so we can make a note on your account. Please do not assume that we know a matching gift is in the pipeline in order to satisfy your commitment.

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, 2022. As agreed, to during the registration process, your credit card will be charged on June 1, 2022 for any remaining balance due.

A. These participants receive exclusive benefits for the 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.

All-Pro Plus ($5,000+): 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 Plus cycling jersey or 5K t-shirt, finish line medal, gift bag, Eagles Autism Challenge socks, 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 2022 VIP Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp experience at the NovaCare Complex.

Legend ($25,000+): 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 Legend cycling jersey, bike shorts to match jersey, finish line medal, gift bag, Eagles Autism Challenge car magnet, Eagles Autism Challenge t-shirt, autographed mini helmet, 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 2022 VIP Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp experience at the NovaCare Complex, two tickets to  2022 Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field.

Champion ($50,000+): Six tickets (for participant and five 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 Champion cycling jersey, bike shorts to match jersey, finish line medal, gift bag, reserved seating for award ceremony, Eagles Autism Challenge car magnet, Eagles Autism Challenge hooded sweatshirt, autographed football, 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 2022 VIP Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp experience at the NovaCare Complex, four lower-level tickets to  2022 Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field.

MVP ($100,000+): Eight tickets (for participant and five 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 MVP cycling jersey, bike shorts to match jersey, finish line medal, gift bag, custom Eagles cycling helmet, custom wrapped Eagles bicycle, reserved seating for award ceremony, Eagles Autism Challenge car magnet, Eagles Autism Challenge hooded sweatshirt, autographed football, 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 2022 VIP Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp experience at the NovaCare Complex, four lower-level tickets to 2022 Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field.

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.