Ellen Reavis Race for Autism

Who was Ellen Reavis?

Ellen was a wonderful Occupational Therapist, teacher, friend, inspiration, and driving force to many in the field of autism. She had a magical way with autistic individuals and their families. Ellen had served the New Mexico Autism Society's Board of Directors as President, Treasurer, and workhorse for many years. She also helped many children, teachers, and therapists as a member of the APS Autism Resource Team. We lost Ellen to cancer in 2009, but her spirit will remain with all who knew her.

Because of Ellen and her dedication to the autism community, New Mexico Autism Society decided to honor her memory with this race. Each year, the New Mexico autism community gathers at Balloon Fiesta Park to help raise acceptance, to educate, and celebrate our autistic community and their families. The race is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps fund all the programs and events we host. The Ellen Reavis Race for Autism is also a great way to raise your voice and join our force to create acceptance of autism in your community.

Ellen Reavis Race for Autism 2024

Ellen Reavis Race for Autism is scheduled at Balloon Fiesta Park, April 13, 2024. Gates open at 9am and the race will begin at 10am.

Registration will open in January. Be sure to register on our mailing list to see the official announcement first.

We are looking for sponsorships! Contact Christina at cangel@nmautismsociety.org to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in volunteering for the race please reach out to our fundraising committee at fundraising@nmautismsociety.org