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1 May

May-June Running Events

Join us at one of these two running events in the coming months to help us support autism families! Whether you love to run, or just want to get a group of friends together, there's activities for all abilities that allow you to support our good cause.

So, why fundraise for us?

At Autism Awareness Australia, our mission is to support Australians on the autism spectrum and the people that love and care for them. This support takes the form of free and evidence-based information, tools and resources available here on our main website, and on our other website Autism: What Next?, which provides support for autistic children, adults and their loved ones in the first twelve to eighteen months after an autism diagnosis.

We are currently developing a new online training platform which will support people of all ages and backgrounds to access the most up-to-date information about autism to best support themselves or a person they know on the spectrum. By raising funds for us, you will enable us to deliver this platform Australia-wide, ensuring everyone can find credible and accessible autism information anytime and anywhere.

Keep scrolling to check out two upcoming running events you can participate in:

Runaway Sydney Half Marathon

The Runaway Sydney Half-Marathon involves two events: a half-marathon and a 10km event. Taking place in perfect Autumn conditions, both events will be held on the morning of Sunday the 21st May, with a 6:30am start for the 10km event and a 7:25am start for the half-marathon event.

General entry closes on the 27th of April with entry prices increasing after this date, so make sure you register now to get a great deal! 

Brisbane Marathon 2023

The Brisbane Marathon Festival involves six events held over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June. Starting at Alice Street in Brisbane City, these events include the:

  • Brisbane Marathon;
  • BHP Half Marathon;
  • On 10km - 2023 10km Queensland Athletics Championships;
  • 5km Run;
  • 5km Walk, and;
  • Macca's 2km Mini Marathon.

These events are open to anyone aged four and over and wheelchair users are welcome, meaning there’s truly something for everyone. Register before the 24th of April to get your name on a bib! 

So, what are you waiting for? 

You don't have to be an athlete to support our cause. Get some friends together and enjoy a great day out before the winter weather sets in, while also raising money for families that need it most. We can't wait to see you there!