FAQs

What is Walk for autism 10,000 steps challenge?

Walk for autism is a virtual event that challenges you (as an individual, with your family or in a team) to walk 10,000 steps a day for eight days. This year’s event is taking place from Sunday 31 March to Sunday 8 April 2019 (inclusive). We encourage anyone and everyone to sign up, get active and raise funds to support people on the autism spectrum! It's easy to get involved:

  • Click the 'Register' button above
  • Once you have completed your registration, personalise your fundraising page
  • Share your page with your family, friends and colleagues
  • Start Walking!

How do I register for Walk for autism 10,000 steps challenge?

Click the 'Register' button at the top of the page and complete the registration form. One of our Walking Buddies will then get in touch to support you in the lead up to the event!

Are there any costs to register?

The 10,000 steps challenge is free! There are no registration costs, but we encourage everyone to make the first donation to their fundraising page. This helps to kickstart your fundraising efforts and motivates others to start supporting you.

What will I get when I sign up?

Our t-shirts and pedometers are still stepping their way to us, so we will be sending out your Walk for autism welcome pack as soon as we can.  The pack includes your Walk for autism t-shirt and a pedometer to count your steps, if you’ve requested one. 

For those of you who have completed the Walk for autism before, you will have the option of selecting an Anniversary Badge instead of a t-shirt.

What is a Walkathon?

Walkathons are annual events that take place at our nine autism-specific Aspect Schools. Participation is for our school communities only.

Can I participate in both Walk for autism 10,000 steps challenge and a Walkathon?

If you’re part of one of our school communities, then we’d love for you to jump on board for both events! You can choose how you’d like to be involved when you register and set up your online fundraising page.

What are the benefits of getting involved in Walk for autism 10,000 steps challenge?

Aside from challenging yourself (and your friends, family or colleagues), getting active and having fun…by taking part in the Walk for autism and fundraising you will raise vital funds for Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) while creating understanding and acceptance for children and adults on the autism spectrum and their families.

How do I create or join a team?

Getting active is much more fun when you do it with others! Motivate friends, family or colleagues to take on the Walk for autism challenge with you. After you register, just click ‘Create team’ (and let others know the name) or search and join an existing team.

Do I have to walk from Sunday 31 March to Sunday 7 April?

April is our main event period, but you can choose to walk any time that suits you! Our Walking Buddies will still be there to cheer you on.

Where do I walk?

There’s no set event or location for the Walk for autism 10,000 steps challenge. That means you can walk anywhere, at any time, in any place – whatever takes your fancy. Just remember to be careful, stay hydrated and have fun along the way!

How do I count my steps?

It’s easy! If you’ve requested one, you can wear your Walk for autism pedometer to count your steps. Otherwise, you can use an app on your smartphone (eg. Health, MapMyRun or Strava), or a personal fitness tracker like a Fitbit or Garmin watch. Regardless of how you count, remember to keep track and log your steps on your page.