19th Annual Fun Run: Running Full Tilt

Students, faculty and parents recently participated in our 19th Annual Fun Run. Coordinated by Dan Smith (middle school teacher), this year’s Fun Run was in support of the Autism Research Institute.


The 19th Annual ASIJ Community Fun Run took place on Tuesday, October 17 and was a great success. Over 200 participants ran, jogged or walked the 3 km course from campus into beautiful Nogawa Park and back.

This year’s Fun Run was titled “Running  Full Tilt,” after middle school teacher Mike Currinder’s novel by the same name. Mike’s book follows Caleb and his older brother Leo, who has autism, seizures and unspecified cognitive delays that strain their relationship. Caleb takes to running as an outlet. The book’s two central themes inspired this year’s Fun Run, resulting in over $1,000 raised for the Autism Research Institute. The Fun Run is made possible by the generous donations of commemorative shirts and Aquarius drinks provided by the Coca-Cola Company. Thanks to everyone who was a part of this event!