Join us as we raise funds for autistic individuals.
Autistic people of all ages face challenges everyday. Set yourself a Sweat Challenge, get active together, and join us in raising funds. We invite schools, clubs, organisations and individuals to take the challenge!
Hold a one-off fun run or sporting event day, or choose to run, cycle, swim, walk, juggle, or roll throughout the month to a set target... The opportunities are endless. You choose your challenge, you fundraise your way.
Can't take part? Support our wonderful fundraisers!
The AQ Sweat Challenge is an annual, statewide community initiative. It is a "do-it-your-way" exercise challenge to raise vital funds and awareness for autistic and neurodivergent individuals.
Running now until 24 November 2023
At Autism Queensland, we are dedicated to providing a life of participation, opportunity and choice for autistic children and adults. Demand for our quality, evidence-informed education and therapy services grows each day. By raising funds and awareness, you will help us provide the resources and facilities required to ensure we continue to deliver these vital services to everyone who needs them.
I am honored to be involved in the AQ Sweat Challenge, as I have witnessed first-hand the transformative power of physical activity and group sports in autistic children.
I have two family members who are autistic, and their journey has taught me so much about strength, resilience, and the beauty of diversity. Raising awareness and funds for autistic and neurodivergent individuals is a responsibility I take to heart. The joy, development, and connection that sport can foster provides an avenue for self-expression, personal growth, and social connection.
I am committed to making a difference, not only for my loved ones but for every autistic child and their families. Every step we take, every drop of sweat shed in this challenge, is a step toward a future where autistic people are met with empathy, kindness, and unwavering support. The AQ Sweat Challenge is not just about raising funds; it's about boosting awareness, breaking barriers, and fostering inclusivity for autistic people of all ages. Join me on this journey, and let’s raise funds, kick-goals and smash our challenges!
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Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we have awesome prizes for our highest fundraisers!
Track your activity
Your profile page includes your personal distance tally so you can track your distance towards your target.
This is a great way to keep your friends updated on your workouts! You can connect a smart watch or fitness app to track your progress automatically. Or, you can add your progress manually. Download our fitness tracking factsheet for more information and astep-by-step guide for tracking your activity!
Registered and ready to get started?
Once you have set up your fundraising page you can begin promoting your challenge! Ask your family, friends, colleagues and networks to donate to page and support you as you take on the challenge.
Our resource pack has everything you need to know about kicking those goals! On the last page, we have links to content you can use to promote your challenge online and in person. Post our social media tiles and print our flyers!
Want to donate?
Does your school or club want to help?
We'd love to partner with your school/club! We have a resource pack available to make the process easy and guide your journey.
Whether your school/club decides to host a one-off event or simply encourage your students/members to take on their own challenge... it's up to them!
The school/club that raises the most funds will win big! Please have your school/club administration team contact us today to get started!