Run 70km in OctoberFor the 1 in 70 Australians on the autism spectrum

Together we run

5,784

registered to change lives

236,228

kms run for autism

$984,483

raised for children on the autism spectrum

Dedicate your run to someone you care about. Complete your running challenge to light up another star on the map below and together you’ll shine ever brighter!

Travel across the stars.

Unlock a different kind of brilliant this October

Sign up for Run for autism and you’ll get fit, have fun – and change the lives of children on the autism spectrum.

By running 70kms in October, you’ll raise funds to help children with early diagnosis and autism specific education. You’ll help make sure they can access the support they need to reach their full potential – and realise their different brilliant.

How it Works

1. Register

It’s free to sign up, and you’ll get plenty of support. If you’ve never run before, our couch-to-70km guide will help you get there.

2. Raise

Get your friends and family to sponsor your kms. Help fund early diagnosis. And help realise the brilliance that lies within every child on the autism spectrum.

3. Run

You can do short runs. Long runs. Runs with walking in the middle. However you do it, run 70kms in October and change lives of children on the autism spectrum.

How your run will change lives

The earlier a child on the autism spectrum receives a diagnosis, the better. A diagnosis means a child can access specialised support that will help them sparkle in life. It’s a gateway to nurturing support that will help them realise their brilliance.

By joining Run for autism, you'll help children receive an early diagnosis, giving them access to specialist therapies, and allowing them to receive the support they need to reach their full potential in life. Furthermore, an early diagnosis can be a pathway that enables a child to access our autism-specific evidence informed schools, to benefit from tailored learning programmes.

Will you run 70kms in October, and help more children receive the autism diagnosis they need?

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You’ll help children like Leo shine bright

Leo's life changed dramatically with specialised support from Aspect, all because of an early diagnosis. Leo's mum Diane said it changed their family’s life.

“Without Aspect’s help, Leo would be a lot more withdrawn. We are both much happier.”

Thanks to an early diagnosis, Leo received early childhood therapies and seamlessly transitioned to an Aspect school. Diane has seen an extraordinary transformation in her son's communication and social skills. Sign up for Run for autism and you’ll help other children like Leo realise their potential.

About Aspect

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is one of Australia’s largest autism-specific service providers.

Run 70kms in October and you’ll help Aspect realise brilliance for the nearly 400,000 people on the autism spectrum in Australia.

With an early diagnosis, children can get early childhood supports including:

  • Specialist education that adapts the curriculum to harness a child's abilities and strengths
  • Therapy services for both the child and the parents to help them thrive
  • Autism specific workshops for parents, carers, educators and health professionals to connect
  • NDIS support so that children and adults can develop skills and make new friends

Join the Run for autism this October and help to achieve a stronger, happier future for every child on the autism spectrum.