From our friends at LAF:

The Covid19 pandemic impacted The Lowcountry Autism Foundation by having to cancel our largest in-person fundraiser of the year, Oysters for Autism. We knew we had to do something to replace this event because we cannot afford to continue hosting our programming without the necessary funding.

In order to offer consistent programming, we need your help. Every dollar raised by a registered virtual runner and purchase of t-shirt(s), is supporting a child with autism to learn water and life safety skill swim lessons, helping a caregiver receive for a night of respite, art therapy for children with autism and their siblings, family resources, support groups, and outings for the whole family! So lace up your sneakers and #LAFtogether5K while supporting an amazing cause!

On race day 11/7, be sure to use hashtag #LAFtogether5K with your shared pictures and videos. All shared posts are entered for some great prizes! We will announce throughout the day and mail to the winners. Following your race, please send your race time to We will announce winners and all times via email and social media on Sunday, November 8th!

Please share this link with all your friends and family. We would love to see our virtual participants from all over the country!

If you have an event of interest to the Charleston area autism community, submit it to the Project Rex calendar here.