Ruth Sullivan Rally for Autism®


April 28, 2018 - Huntington, WV - Ritter Park

Get ready for some Rally fun!

The 17th Annual Ruth Sullivan Rally for Autism is signing up participants at a rapid clip. Sign up today - with your team, or as an individual - and join the fun while supporting a great cause!

The Bike Tour starts at 8:50 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk starts promptly at 9:00 a.m.

We highly encourage everyone to arrive 30-45 minutes early to get your event packet and be ready for the start!

2017 highlight video

Team rankings

Check this list to see who has the biggest team. It is updated automatically every time someone registers!

Rank Team Name Participants
1.) Love for Landon83
2.) ASC Residential Team42
3.) Team Jonas41
5.) Team Colton 28
6.) Ellis's Angels 28
7.) The College Program23
8.) Campbell Woods23
9.) HIMG22
10.) Grant’s Groupies21

Rally T-shirt design is chosen

We have a winner - and a winning design - for our 2018 Rally for Autism official T-shirt.

Kelsey Joi Hayden of Charles Town, WV, a sophomore at West Liberty University, came up with the beautiful blue design that will be sported by Rally participants.

She is a Visual Communications major, with an Advertising Communications minor. Congratulations, and thanks to Kelsey for this design!

Registrations must be received by Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. to guarantee your selected shirt size, so be sure to register in time!

Please note: The final design may vary somewhat, and the color of blue may look different, based on electronic devices, etc. The color chosen for this year's shirt is "Carolina Blue".

Quilt raffle is on!

A huge thank you to the amazing women who donated their time and talent to make this beautiful quilt being raffled off for the 2018 Ruth Sullivan Rally for Autism!

The quilt was created by mother-and-daughter duo Angie and Brittany Stuntz of Barboursville, WV, and Brenda Whittington of Apple Grove, WV. You can find them on Facebook and Etsy under "Kraftyaks".

You can purchase raffle tickets at this year's Rally for Autism on April 28 or purchase them by clicking the Donate button - and then click the “Add special instructions to the seller” and tell us how many tickets you want to purchase and your contact information. We will then complete your paper ticket and enter it to be pulled at the event.

Be sure to leave your contact information if purchasing online so we can reach you if you WIN!

$1 = 1 ticket
$3 = 4 tickets
$5 = 6 tickets
$10 = 15 tickets

The winner does not need to be present to win!

About us

From three different and complementary angles, our Ruth Sullivan Rally for Autism beneficiary organizations help people with autism and those who care about them. Funds raised by the Rally are distributed evenly to these three organizations:

Autism Society River Cities, a local affiliate of the Autism Society of America, provides information, support, activities and a library for individuals and their families living with autism.

Autism Services Center provides comprehensive services, including applied behavior analysis treatment and residential programs, for individuals with autism and related conditions.

The West Virginia Autism Training Center provides technical assistance and direct services statewide, and it supports college students diagnosed with autism at Marshall University and Concord University.

The Rally for Autism is named after Ruth Christ Sullivan, Ph.D., an autism pioneer from Huntington. Her lifetime commitment to the field of autism has resulted in many achievements at the national and international level - and the founding of all three of these local organizations that benefit from this event!

The 5K Walk is named in memory of the late Moira and Seaton Taylor, parents of a child with autism and activists in the Huntington and autism communities.

See the About us page for full details about these benefiting agencies.