The Eden Autism 5K and Fun Run

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Princeton Forrestal Village


charity event benefiting Eden Autism Services



Princeton Forrestal Village 
Main Street 
Princeton, NJ 08540  

Driving Directions 

chris and tony

male winner

race volunteers

Not a runner but would like to help out?Join the effort by volunteering your time. There are a variety of opportunities for all ages and we need your help to make this a successful and enjoyable event for all.

Click on the button below for all of the info. Become a Race Ambassador today!


Sponsored in part by:




Daria Caldwell 
Eden Autism Services Foundation 
609-987-0099 ext. 3512 

2012 5K StartClick on picture to view video


race finishers

usatf certified course

USATF Certified Course * USATF-NJ Grand Prix Event (500 points) * Chronotrack B-tag Timing Tags * Awards to 5K age-category and group team winners placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd * Pre-race runners stretch * Massage Station * Festival Activities including health and wellness vendors, food, fruit and water stations, music & games.

For the convenience and safety of our runners, starting placement will be divided into three groups based on your personal finishing time in an average 5K race:
20 minutes of under
20 - 25 minutes
chronotag blue logo GROUP 3
25 minutes or more

To enhance your racing experience we are upgrading to Chronotrack B-TAG's . The disposable timing tag will be worn on your running bib and will record your official time, beginning when the start gun goes off and concluding as you cross the finish line.

 USATF 5K Fees: Pre-registered  $22    Same Day $27

Other 5K Runners/Walkers:   Pre-registered  $25 Same Day $30

Fun Runners:    Pre-registered  $25    Same Day $30

Run Alone or Build A Team - Friends Asking Friends 

ryan pic for webpage

"A big THANK YOU to all who supported Ryan's Roadies at last year's event! We're grateful to our 40 teammates who ran & 150 kind folks who donated, collectively raising $15,000 in honor of my son Ryan who attends Eden Autism Services in Princeton, NJ. We're "Working on a Dream" for Ryan to live a quality life & have opportunities to be independent & happy, taking it one day at a time & heavily relying on services heavenly sent by Eden. The 5K event will be held this year on July 14th once again in Princeton Forrestal Village.  Proceeds raised assist those living with autism, helping Eden to realize that same dream for many families". 

Kim Picariello  

thank you 5K friends                                   Click on picture to view Ryan's video



Click on the picture to view the Roundview Running Owls video

Celebrate 10 Years of Support - Become A Race Sponsor

Five years ago I agreed to become the Eden Autism 5K and Fun Run Race Director, originally founded and directed by local business leader Jerry Fennelly of NAI Fennelly. I had big shoes to fill, but having worked with Jerry as a charter committee member I was not only willing, but excited to take the event to the next level.  From the beginning the steering committee has always embraced the understanding that the success of the Eden Autism 5K depends on the generocity of our community, especially our corporate supporters.  

 In 2003 (our inaugural year), our net was close to $40,000.  Last year, we celebrated a net of over $142,000!  Our corporate sponsors helped make that difference. Thanks to so many of you who have risen to the occasion over the last 10 years.  Won't you join us this year to celebrate a decade of helping children and adults with autism through this fantastic fundraiser?  Just click on the links below for more information regarding your sponsor benefits and how you can help make a difference. I hope to see you on Race Day at Princeton Forrestal Village .


Curt Emmich

Race Director 

Eden Autism Services

Eden logoThe not-for-profit Eden Autism Services is a primary resource for autism information, education, training and support services for individuals with autism, families, educators and healthcare professionals. Founded in 1975, Eden’s mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and their families by providing a range of community-based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan.  Programs include early intervention, education, employment training and residential services for children and adults with autism.  Eden’s highly trained clinicians offer in-person and online workshops, conferences and webinars as well as in-home therapy services, evaluations and consultations.  For more information about Eden visit or call (609) 987-0099. Follow Eden on Facebook, Twitter, and EdWeb.