Whether you’re running, cycling or skydiving, let us help you find the perfect challenge to help raise money for autistic people, their friends and families.

Watch our video to see what it’s really like to be a part of Team Autism and read below for updates on our current events in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

Changes to our events in light of Covid-19

We know that many of you will be wondering what will happen with scheduled 2020 events in light of Covid-19. With the increased uncertainty during these exceptional times, we know this can be even more challenging for those who struggle with unexpected changes. Read our advice and information on how to adapt to these changing times here.

As long as you stay healthy, we encourage you to continue to exercise and train, raise awareness and vital funds to support our work as and when the time and circumstances are right to do so. We will also be providing some extra training and fundraising guidance to support you to adjust your plans to fit in with current government advice.

The events listed below have important updates, and as we get information about any future events that may change, we will be in touch by email, and by updating this page. You can email events@nas.org.uk if you have any other questions.

London Landmarks Half Marathon

We are very sorry that circumstances led to the London Landmarks Half Marathon being unable to take place on 29th March 2020. The race organisers were hoping to secure a new date for later in the year but due to uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic and the government imposed requirement for social distancing, the event organisers have decided that it would not be practical to plan another event this year. We will be in touch with our charity place runners soon and for those that have ballot places for 2020, please read more information here on what you can do next.

The event organisers have launched the ‘Local Landmarks Challenge’ which will allow you to continue with your fundraising and do your training justice. It is a solo, virtual run, around your local landmarks. The challenge is open to everyone, whether you have a place in LLHM 2020 or not, and distances over 5k qualify for the challenge.

If you would like to register your interest for the London Landmarks Half Marathon 2021 please email events@nas.org.uk.

Virgin London Marathon

The Virgin London Marathon has been postponed to 4 October 2020.

If you are a current Team Autism participant in this event, you will have received an e-mail from the National Autistic Society and the Virgin London Marathon organisers, outlining your options regarding your charity or ballot place. For the latest statement and further information please visit the official event website.

Please let us know by 5pm on Tuesday 31 March whether you plan to participate on 4 October, defer your place to the 2021 London Marathon or drop out of the event, by emailing events@nas.org.uk.

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Our annual Yorkshire Three Peaks trek was due to take place on 6 September 2020 but, due to recent circumstances surrounding Covid – 19, we have had to postpone the trek which will now take place on Sunday 16 May 2021.

If you were signed up to take part in this event, you have been contacted about the options available to you regarding your place. If you have registered but have not received an email regarding your options, please contact events@nas.org.uk and let us know.

If you’d like to register for the 2021 event, you can complete the application form on our website.

The Triple Challenge

The Triple Challenge event is postponed to March 2021.

Unfortunately, after considering recent advice from the Government and discussions with our third party organisers, we have made the decision to postpone this year’s Triple Challenge, in the interest of everyone's safety.

The new date is yet to be confirmed but will be March 2021, we will update the page as soon as a date has been decided. All current participants will have been advised of this change via e-mail from the National Autistic Society explaining the situation and advice for the next steps to take. If you have any questions or are interested in taking part with us in March, please contact events@nas.org.uk.

All Aboard for Autism

Unfortunately, after considering recent advice from the Government we have made the decision to cancel this years All Aboard for Autism event in the interest of everyone's safety.

All current participants will have been advised of this change via e-mail from the National Autistic Society explaining the situation. We will be back in September 2021 and would love for you to join us. If you would like to register your interest in the 2021 event, please contact events@nas.org.uk.

BMW Berlin Marathon

Unfortunately due to the current situation surrounding covid-19, this event has been cancelled and will no longer take place on Sunday 27 September. We will be in touch with our charity place holders to confirm what happens with your places.

If you have a ballot place in this event, the event organisers wil be in touch regarding the options for your place.

For more information please visit the event organisers website to read the official statement.

Scaffel Pike Challenge

Our annual UK 3 Peaks Trek was due to take Team Autism to Scafell Pike on 8 August 2020 but, due to recent circumstances surrounding Coronavirus, we have had to postpone the trek which will now take place in August 2021, exact date TBC.

If you were signed up to take part in this event, you have been contacted about the options available to you regarding your place. If you have registered but have not received an email regarding your options, please contact events@nas.org.uk and let us know.

Ride London

Unfortunately due to the current situation, this event has been cancelled and will no longer take place on Sunday 16 August. We will be in touch with our charity place holders to confirm what happens with your places. If you have a ballot place, you will receive a full refund from the event organisers no later than the 31st July. For more information please visit the event organisers website to read the official statement.

Abseil for Autism

Unfortunately, after considering recent advice from the Government we have made the decision to postpone this year’s Abseil for Autism event.

All current participants will have been advised of this change via e-mail from the National Autistic Society. We are looking into a new date for next year and would love for you to join us. If you would like to register your interest in the 2021 event, please contact events@nas.org.uk.

Great North Run 

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, this event has been cancelled and will no longer take place on Sunday 13 September. We will be in touch with our charity place holders to confirm what happens with your places.

If you have a ballot place, you will need to complete the form on the event organisers website before the 1st of August. There is nothing further to pay and no ballot to enter – you will have secured your entry. If you do not wish to roll your entry over then you will receive a refund. Anyone who has not completed the rollover process before the 1st August 2020 will be automatically refunded.

For more information please visit the event organisers website to read the official statement.

Royal Parks Half Marathon 

The Royal Parks Half Marathon has been postponed to 11 April 2021.

If you are a current Team Autism participant in this event, you will have received an e-mail from the National Autistic Society and the event organisers, outlining your options regarding your charity or ballot place. For the latest statement and further information please visit the event organisers website.

If you’d like to register to the 2021 event, you can complete the application form on our website.

Jurassic Coast

Our annual Jurassic Coast trek was due to take place on 22 August 2020 but, due to recent circumstances surrounding Covid – 19, we have had to postpone the trek which will now take place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July 2021.

If you were signed up to take part in this event, you have been contacted about the options available to you regarding your place. If you have registered but have not received an email regarding your options, please contact events@nas.org.uk and let us know.

If you would like to join register your interest for 2021, please email events@nas.org.uk.

New York Marathon 

Unfortunately, the 50th edition of the TCS New York City Marathon, due to take place on 1st November 2020, has now been postponed to 7th November 2021 due to Covid-19 related health and safety concerns.

We will be in touch with our charity place holders to confirm what happens with your places soon. If you would like to register your interest for 2021, please email events@nas.org.uk.

If you have a ballot place in this event, the event organisers will be in touch with you regarding your options.

Virtual Fundraising Guide

In light of Covid-19, it will be more important than ever for us to continue to raise awareness about autism and find new ways to support autistic people and their families. You can discover interesting ideas and resources for virtual fundraising via a link below.

Find out more 

How we support you

When you take part in an event for Team Autism, you'll receive:

  • tailored support every step of the way from when you sign up to completing your challenge
  • cheerleaders to boost your spirits and morale
  • all the materials and information you need to represent and support the cause
  • dedicated fundraising advice to help you to reach that target
  • a certificate of completion

You all also get to be part of a team, meeting other members of our Team Autism and sharing your experiences. Our passionate team will be with you on the day, cheering you on, supporting you through the challenge and congratulating you at the end.

Why you are so important to us

By supporting Team Autism, you have helped us to:

  • achieve a greater public understanding of autism with our Too Much Information campaign, so that more autistic people can lead the lives they choose
  • present our Autism Friendly Award to businesses committed to ensuring autistic visitors enjoy the same experience as everyone else
  • continue to run our Education Rights Service
  • continue to run our parent to parent service so that parents of an autistic child will receive life-changing support
  • …and lots of other activity helping to create a society that works for autistic people. 

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