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 with KiteFest 2023

The 2023 Race is scheduled at Balloon Fiesta Park for Saturday, April 15, 2023! Gates will open at 9am. And the race will start at 10am.

We are partnering with Alta Mira Specialized Services and bringing you KiteFest in addition to the race.

Registration is now open! https://runsignup.com/Race/NM/Albuquerque/EllenReavisRaceforAutism Get your team ready! Prizes for largest team and biggest fundraiser will be awarded!

We are looking for sponsorships! If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Christina at cangel@nmautismsociety.org

Please reach out to our fundraising committee if you have any questions, would like to volunteer, or create a fundraising team. fundraising@nmautismsociety.org