About the Event

Event Day Details!
* Click HERE for NEW 5K Course
* Click HERE for Event Layout – All attendees should enter through Gate 9, Walkers please wait until 9am to Register and/or Pick up Event Bags
* Click HERE for 1 Mile Autism Support Walk Course
* Bring cash for FOOD Trucks!
* Donate or Buy YOUR Choice! Raffle Tickets at the event.

Mahoning Valley Warrior 2021 is hosted by the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley to raise funds for its programs and services. 

We believe that there are two types of WARRIORS:

  1. Athletes who strive to better themselves like ancient warriors, and
  2. Parents of those with autism fight like warriors to achieve better care, education and opportunities for their children.

This event consists of opportunities to prove your athletic prowess AND it is also the opportunity for the autism community to come together for a morning of fun, education and community support. While the athletes are competing, we play host to the annual Autism Family Support Walk, fun family activities and the region’s largest Special Needs Resource Fair.

Who should attend autism warrior?

  • Super athletes who want the title of MV WARRIOR 2021;
  • 5K Runners & Walkers;
  • Strength-driven athletes;
  • Groups of athletes, coworkers, friends or individuals who want to win the People-Powered Tractor Pull;
  • Families affected by autism and their service providers to share information; and
  • Anyone who cares about autism families and wants to show their support. 

Autism Warrior Pricing & Event Times:
Online registration and donations close: Friday, June 4th at noon
May 17th midnight shirt guarantee closes.
Volunteers Needed! Go HERE to sign up!
View our 2019 Autism Warrior Photo Albums!

Event Day:

  • 7am – Volunteers Arrive
  • 8am-Noon Registration, Donations and Event bag pickup
  • 8:30am-Noon – Special Needs Resource Fair opens
  • 8:30am-Noon – Kids Entertainment
  • 9am-1:30pm – Events, see below.

We will have Fun Family Entertainment at the Autism Warrior event on June 5th at the Canfield Fairgrounds! DJ, Kids Entertainment, Food Trucks and more! Details coming soon!

Buy Tickets for YOUR Choice! Raffle

5K – 9am-10am
Valley Autism 5K with shirt- $25
(chip timed by Second Sole)
5K awards ceremony (medals will be top male and female in each age group, male and female overall, click here for age groups) – approx. 10:15am.
If you would like to mail a check instead of registering online for the 5K or Walk please click here for downloadable form.
Click HERE for event details.


Walk – 10:30am-11am
Create a Family or Business Team! Great prizes for Top Teams!
Autism Support Walk – $10
Autism Support Walk with t-shirt – $25
Autism Support Walk (diagnosed on the autism spectrum) – $0 
Autism Support Walk with t-shirt (diagnosed on the autism spectrum) – $10
If you would like to mail a check instead of registering online for the 5K or Walk please click here for downloadable form.
Click HERE for event details.

Ninja Obstacle Course – 9:30am-1:30pm
Click HERE for Ninja Course flyer!
Click HERE for Ninja Course video!
Ninja Obstacle Course – $30
Individuals must be 48″ and taller.
Course run is approximately 3 minutes. Medal given to top male and female overall.
Click HERE for event details.
To download the Ninja course flyer, click HERE.


Mahoning Valley Warrior Competition – 9:00am-11:30am (approx)
Ultimate Warrior – $85
Are you Tough Enough! Challenge yourself by being in 5 Events and Compete to be the Mahoning Valley Warrior! One Male and One Female will be selected.

Warrior Competition will be judged on a point system to give all athletes an equal chance at winning. So if you’re a fast runner and quick through the Ninja course, but not able to lift as much you’ll get points there versus a good powerlifter who may not be as strong in running and obstacle course.  

Top Male and Top Female will each win a $500 cash prize and a Warrior Championship Belt.  Warrior Medals given to 2nd and 3rd Place Male and Female participants.

  • Warrior Competition Schedule:

    1st Event – 9am – 5K Run

  • 2nd Event – 10:30-11:00am – Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course
  • 3rd Event – 11-11:15am –  Individual People-Powered Tractor Pull – You will be pulling by yourself an 1,800 pound Ford 1300 Tractor on a level, paved course of 100 feet.
  • 4th Event – 11-11:30am – Strongman Event #1- Strongman Max Log Clean & Press – Click HERE for Details
  • 5th Event – 11-11:30am – Strongman Event #2 – Strongman Max Atlas Stone Load – Click HERE for Details

Click HERE for event details


People-Powered Tractor Pull – starts at 11am (expected to end by 1pm at latest, will be determined by number of teams that register)
$100 per team (includes 8 event shirts)
Sponsored by: Angiuli’s Farm
In this competition, teams of eight (8) people will pull a full-size farm tractor (in neutral with its engine off) over a distance of 100 feet on a level, paved course. Teams can consist of area schools, businesses, and civic organizations. The team with the lowest elapsed time wins bragging rights and, for each winning team member an Autism Warrior medal!
Click HERE for event details.


Strongman Events (Max Log Clean & Press and Max Atlas Stone Load) – 11:30am – 1:30pm
$25 for each event. Top Overall Male and Female in each event will receive a $50 cash prize.
Strongman Event #1- Strongman Max Log Clean & Press – Click HERE for Details
Strongman Event #2 – Strongman Max Atlas Stone Load – Click HERE for Details

Volunteers needed for Autism Warrior event on June 5th at the Canfield Fairgrounds.
Volunteers that sign up before 5/17/2021 at midnight will receive a complimentary event shirt.
Please register here. Volunteers are expected to volunteer for entire shift unless other arrangements have been made.  It takes many great volunteers to have this event organized well for a successful event.


The Mahoning Valley chapter of the Autism Society of America was founded by local families in 1989 to support families in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for families living with an ASD diagnosis, and to bring about community change and opportunities for individuals working through life with this disability. We are dedicated to accomplishing this through information and referral, family support, advocacy, professional development, raising awareness and resource development.


From the newly diagnosed child to the school aged children to the severely disabled autistic adult. These are ALL Autism Society families, and THEY NEED OUR HELP!

Can YOU help us support your community, your friends, your neighbors, your loved ones? Start TODAY!

When you walk, run or donate, you become part of this dedicated, local effort to ADVOCATE, EDUCATE, SUPPORT and provide needed PROGRAMS that create a better quality of life for individuals with autism.

Learn more at AutismMV.org