ANNOUNCING THE 2020 STEPS TREK FOR AUTISM TO SUPPORT COAST FAMILIES
STEPS Autism Treehouse is excited to announce early bird registrations are now open for the 2020 STEPS Trek for Autism presented by The Fleet Office on Saturday May 2. The annual event is in its third year and is one of the charity’s major fundraisers.
STEPS Autism Treehouse charity manager Anne Nioa says by trekking, participants are directly impacting the lives of Sunshine Coast families living with autism.
“There’s a trekking adventure for all abilities, and it’s also a great idea for businesses to get teams on board for the event” Anne said.
“The full 22km Trek from Coolum Beach to Cotton Tree is the most challenging option, or you can choose to take on the half trek of 11.5kms from Mudjimba to Cotton Tree.
“This year we’ve also added the 5km ‘Family Fun Fiver’ which will give more families the opportunity to get involved, which is fantastic as helping families who are living with autism is the reason behind this event.”
With the Trek taking place on the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, Anne says the idea is for participants to make the event part of a scenic getaway and adventure experience.
“People have already begun signing up for the event from Brisbane, keen to take advantage of the stunning Sunshine Coast beaches and scenery along the Trek’s route,” she said.
“The route takes trekkers along one of the nation’s most beautiful stretches of coastal pathway, so it’s truly a special experience as well as a rewarding cause,” Anne said.
A non-profit organisation, STEPS Autism Treehouse focuses on building community and connecting families, children and young people living with autism and provides support through access to resources, life skills programs, education and social events.
The STEPS Trek for Autism presented by The Fleet Office will kick off at 7am from Tickle Park, Coolum Beach while the Half Trek starts at 8am from the Mudjimba Surf Lifesaving Club. The Family Fun Fiver begins at 9am from Cotton Tree Park.
Team participation is encouraged, with teams receiving 10 per cent off the registration price.