What is Walk for Autism?

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 every day for eight days. This year’s event is taking place from Thursday 26 March to Thursday 2 April 2020 (inclusive). We encourage anyone and everyone to sign up, get active and raise funds to support autism!

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
  • Get Walking!

How do I register for Walk for Autism?

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!

Do I have to fundraise?

Every step counts.....and so does every penny.

It's important to fundraise no matter how big or small to help us provide the best possible opportunities for autistic people.  

Aim for at least £10 per day, so £80 in total.  You may raise less than that, but perhaps you can raise much more.  There's no minimum sponsorship required but every penny counts so please try your best.  

Start by making a personal donation to your page -  show everyone you share your page with how much you care and this will encourage them to support you.  

What happens after I register?

  • You will recieve a confirmation text and email
  • Your Welcome Pack will be sent to you within a week or so of registering to take part
  • Your Welcome Pack contains your Walk for Autism T-shirt and pedometer
  • It's a virtual event so keep in touch on social media @wewalkforautism and use #wewalkforautism
  • We'll keep in touch with a few texts and emails but don't worry, we won't inundate you!  

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 Thursday 26 March to Thursday 2 April?

We would like everyone taking part to do so during this week.  It's World Autism Awareness Week too so it's great timing.  However it is a virutal event and you can choose to walk any time that suits you. We will still cheer you on!  This site will be active until July so you can still get sponsored after the main walking week.  

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.  You don't have to do all your steps at once.  Every single step you take during the day counts.....even the ones to the kitchen to put the kettle on.  Indoor, outdoor, on a treadmill, up the stairs, running for the bus or strolling around the park!

How do I count my steps?

It’s easy! Simply wear your Walk for Autism pedometer to count your steps. Otherwise, you can use an app on your smartphone, or a personal fitness tracker like a Fitbit. You can use whatever is easiest for you.  

How do I add an offline donation?

Let's face it, some people just prefer to deal with cash.  If you recieve cash, of course you'll want to add the amount to your page, so the best thing to do is keep the money or bank it and make a personal donation of the same amount to your page.  This means the total showing on the home page as 'raised so far' is accurate.  If you are unable to do this, please contact us at hello@walkforautism.co.uk and we can add the offline donation for you from here, you just have to remember to send the money in! 

Can I make payment in Euros?

Yes you can!  So don't forget to send your page to all those long lost relatives on the continent!  The payment default sign shows as £, no matter what currency, so don't worry about that, card payments are accepted from 171 countries, likewise with Paypal.