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

This event will not go ahead as planned on 29 March 2020.

The organisers are looking for an alternative date for this event and we will be sure to keep you updated as and when we receive any further information about this. You can read the official statement from London Landmarks here.

In the meantime, the event organisers have just launched the ‘Local Landmarks Challenge’ which will allow you to continue with your fundraising and do your training justice. You can find more information about the Local Landmark challenge here.

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

This event is currently scheduled to go ahead on 17 May 2020 as planned.

We are following advice and guidance from the government and we will continue to monitor the situation carefully. We will be sure to update you if any information changes regarding this event. If the event cannot go ahead on 17 May, we will try to postpone this event to a later date.

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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