Race details | Beat the Heat Autism Run​​

Join us as we celebrate Autism Awareness this April.  

The FCSC parent committee has worked closely with the Beach To Beacon Running Club to host this special Beat the Heat Autism Run to raise awareness about autism and help create a more inclusive world. We invite all KAUST community members to register and be part of this special run. 

This year, for the first time, it will be held as part of the Tidal Wave at The KAUST School (TKS)The TKS Tidal Wave event is open to the KAUST community and features a range of exciting activities, including games, live music, performances, food trucks and more.  

Runners are invited to stay and enjoy the full Tidal Wave experience after the race.  

If you are part of the TKS community, you can do this race as part of the TKS Marathon Club and finish on a high.  This is a great opportunity to get involved in a fun and healthy activity while supporting autism awareness.  


Click here to register 

Note: Registration can also be made in person on the day from 4:00 p.m. at TKS Field.  

Date:  Wednesday, April 17, 2024 

Venue:  TKS Football Field 

Time: 5:30 p.m. 

Distance: Timed 2K (for 4 to 12 years) or 5K run (for 13 years and above).  Parents can run with their kids in the 2k race, but the parents will not be timed.  

Open to all KAUST Community members 


Race Details

  • The race is expected to start on time, at 5:30 p.m. for the 5K and 5:45 p.m. for the 2K. Please note, once you finish registration you will need to make the way to the start line which is just outside the TKS elementary school gates. 

  • The route for the 2K is a single lap of TKS on the green cycle path. For the 5 K, it's three laps. It's important to complete all three laps for the 5 K to ensure your time is accurately recorded. 

  • Meet us at the Registration Table by 5:15 p.m. located on the TKS Grass Field near the covered basketball court.
  • Please listen to the instructions of the Race Marshals. 

  • All time tracker chips need to be returned after the race to the organizers. 

  • Water refill stations are available, so please bring your reusable water bottles. 

  • The Cycle Path around TKS will be closed for the race from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 


Race Route


If you have any specific questions, please reach out directly to the FCSC: fcsc@kaust.edu.sa   

Click here for more information on autism. FCSC has compiled a range of websites and resources to learn more about Autism.  


This activity is related to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3, which focuses on promoting Good Health and Well-being, and the Saudi Vision 2030 objective to increase public participation in sports and athletic activities. 


Event Quick Information

17 Apr, 2024
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM