‘Just Walk’ for Autism Acceptance!
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‘Just Walk’ for Autism Acceptance!

‘Just Walk’

for Autism Acceptance!

 

Heroes for Autism Walk Poster copy. featured

 

If you’re up for a challenge this year and would like to do something amazing to promote autism acceptance, you’d be very welcome to join Team All Stars on Saturday 7th May!

 

We’ll be dressing up to walk through the beautiful South Downs and West Sussex countryside, in an event organised by the brilliant ‘Across the Divide’ company to raise some much needed funds and awareness, plus of course plenty of smiles.

We’ll be completing the 10K walk starting and finishing from Goodwood Racecourse near Chichester, as all the routes are circular.

Children are welcome to enter and our own little All Star Izzy (age 8) will be joining us too!

Sponsor Izzy!

Full details of how to sign up can be found here:

SIGN UP TO WALK

Once you’ve joined, let us know and we can add you to our official fundraising page here:

JOIN TEAM ALL STARS

Free Autism All Stars t-shirts and lots of encouragement with training (and on the day itself) will be available to all team members. Across the Divide have been running these events for 10 years now and they’re hugely popular so we’re very excited to be taking part.

YOUR ENTRANCE FEE TO ‘ACROSS THE DIVIDE’COVERS EVERYTHING LISTED BELOW:

• Full event pack upon registering

• Full event plans throughout the build up to the event

• Newsletters with all the latest event information and reminders

• Training and fundraising advice

• JUST WALK advice and info on the website and at the end of the phone

• Medical support team and lots of TLC from their staff

• Complete safety back up

• Power stations along the route with drinks, some snacks, logistical and medical support, big smiles and encouragement.

• Hot drinks at the start and finish (All routes)

• JUST WALKED T-shirt given out when you finish (All routes)

• JUST WALKED certificates emailed to you after the event (All routes)

 

Here are the answers to some FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS regarding the walks (taken from the Across the Divide website)

 

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry no dogs. Goodwood Racecourse does not allow dogs, with the exception of working dogs for the blind and deaf.

Is Just Walk accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs?

We regret because of the terrain and location the walk is not accessible. There are also many stiles in the first few kms and the ground is very uneven and gets very muddy.

What is the walk like?

Just stunning! We have chosen this area for its outstanding natural beauty and spectacular views. The walk is along footpaths, tracks and lanes avoiding the worst of the mud and nettles and is somewhat undulating. Rest stations will be positioned at regular intervals along the route, allowing access to power stations, toilet facilities, marshals and medical support.

What kit do I need?

Once you have registered you will receive a full information pack containing a full kit list.

When should I join up?

Participants enter on a first come first served basis. Although there is no cut off date, for health and safety reasons entries will close once the event limit is reached. We only accept cheques or online bookings.

Who can take part in Just Walk?

The walk is open to anyone of any ability. As long as you’re up for the challenge and willing to raise your target sponsorship, then this is for you. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult or guardian. Sorry no dogs allowed except for working dogs for the blind and deaf.

Will I get lost?

The route is clearly marked with high visibility arrows and distant markers all around the course. You will be provided with an emergency contact number so if you do go off course, then you can give the ATD team a call and we will help you get back onto route.

Will there be any food or refreshments provided?

All your meals will be provided. Tea and coffee will be freely available at the start and at some rest stations, as well as plenty of water and snacks along the walk.

It’s going to be a fantastic day so sign up & do something amazing for autism acceptance!

 

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