Opportunity Details

Family Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:14+

13th Annual One Step Closer Walk/5K Run - Amazing Racers

Join the fun! Set up clues/signs, hand out medals/certificates, take photos, and assist participants who need 1-on-1 assistance to navigate the 3/4-mile Amazing Racers course. This is a special activity (formally known as “The Cake Walk”) for participants who are looking for a shorter event. The annual Walk/5K Run event hosts over 600 participants and benefits individuals with autism and their families in Howard County. Thank you for your interest and support!

NOTE: Your volunteer sign up is confirmed when you receive an email with instructions from the HCAS office AND you submit a signed HCAS Volunteer Application FormThis opportunity is eligible for service hours. Bring your service hours form to the event for a signature.

Need 12 volunteers. Great opportunity for a group!

Walk/5K Run event hours 9AM-12:30PM


Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.


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6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046