Run 40km in October

For the 1 in 40 Australians on the autism spectrum

Run 40km this October for the estimated 1 in 40 Australians on the autism spectrum

Autism prevalence has increased to an estimated 1 in 40 Australians (from 1 in 70). There is now a bigger demand for autism-specific services, and the services we deliver at Aspect are vital.

By running 40kms, or even 80 or 120kms this October, you’ll get fit and have fun - while raising vital funds to change the lives of children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Everyone is different so choose the right level of challenge for you and let your brilliance shine!  

We need you now more than ever! By taking part, you’ll be making sure Autistic Australians have access to the support they need to thrive at every stage of their lives, and the opportunity to create their own, unique brilliance.

How it Works

1. Register

It’s free to sign up, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. You’ll have access to a whole heap of resources to make sure you are fully prepped for the challenge.

2. Raise

Put out the good word.
Raise funds to help Australians on the autism spectrum access vital assessments and services to create a more inclusive and autism-friendly world. 

3. Run

Run 40km over the month of October.
Run however you like. Clock 1-2kms a day, or smash out 10km over a weekend. It's up to you!

How your run can make a difference

The most recent estimations suggest that 1 in 40 Australians are on the autism spectrum. Thanks to greater awareness and increased assessments, the number of people needing support has increased substantially, creating huge demand for autism-specific services. We need your help now more than ever!

Join Run for autism and run 40k, double or triple you challenge this October. You can sign up solo, create a team or a community and take on the challenge with your friends, family, workplace, school or sports club.

You'll help Autistic Australians to receive vital assessments, access nurturing autism-specific education, specialist therapies, adult community services and support Aspect to create a more inclusive future for the Autistic community.

Join Run for autism and together we can open up a world of opportunity and a more inclusive world for the next generation of Autistic Australians.  

How far will you run this October?


For the 1 in 40 Australians on the autism spectrum.


Double it and put in twice the effort!


Triple it!

Set your own goal

Run as much (or as little) as you like.

Your rewards



and get a Run for autism singlet.



and go in the draw to WIN a $500 Rebel gift card.



and get a Runner of Fame badge to wear with pride on your singlet.


Travel across the stars.

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 unlock their brilliance.

About Aspect

Aspect (Autism Spectrum Australia) is Australia’s largest autism-specific service provider with over 50 years experience.

By running 40, 80 or 120kms in October you’ll help Aspect build a more inclusive and autism-friendly world.

The funds that you raise could go towards:

  • Helping Autistic people and their families access earlier diagnosis so they grow up with the support and understanding that comes from an autism diagnosis.
  • Providing resources and information that empower Autistic people and their families following an autism diagnosis.
  • Creating inclusive, autism-friendly environments where Autistic people feel comfortable and free to be themselves.
  • Providing specialist schooling for children on the autism spectrum in an environment that allows them to embrace their different brilliant.