FAQs

Important Event Information

We are looking forward to the 2020 Eagles Autism Challenge, now scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020! Below is some information about the new event format, and please know that we will be providing additional detailed information as we get closer to the event.

  • We are planning to offer in-person the Sensory Walk, the Five Below 5k Run/Walk, the Wawa Junior 10-Mile Ride, the Wawa Shorti 30-Mile Ride, and Wawa Classic 50-Mile Ride, with staggered start times and a finish line located outside of Lincoln Financial Field.
  • If we are unable to host the Eagles Autism Challenge in person on September 26, the event will move to an all-virtual format the same day. In addition, any participant who does not feel comfortable or is unable to attend on September 26 may participate virtually. Participants will still receive a cycling jersey/5k t-shirt (as applicable), virtual sponsor gift bag, medal, and bib number by mail.
  • The Friday night kickoff event will be virtual.  We will also be hosting a virtual post-race party televised by NBC10 in lieu of the Finish Line Celebration.
  • We will have additional hand sanitizing stations, individually pre-packaged food and protocols in place for social distancing.  We are monitoring local, state and federal guidance, and additional safety measures and participant requirements will be communicated closer to the event.
  • We are making adjustments to the fundraising structure, and we will not be charging 2020 participants’ credit cards at the fundraising deadline, even if they have not met the minimums.
  • We will provide additional information in the next few weeks about registering children and transferring or deferring registrations.
  • Please contact us at info@eaglesautismchallenge.org if you have any time-sensitive questions.  We look forward to sharing more details about this exciting event soon.

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

Prohibited Items

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.