Take A Hike Townsville Sunday 11 June 2017 

Your support for just one day can change the life of a child forever!  Walk, run or race your way around the stunning Townsville foreshore, and help create a lifetime of opportunities for a child with autism.

Did you know that 1 in 100 Australian’s are diagnosed with autism each and every year? For every 5 diagnoses, 4 will be boys. Autism does not discriminate and there is no cure. For over 10 years, AEIOU Foundation has provided Australia’s most effective intensive early intervention program.

Call on your colleagues, business associates, friends and family and get your team together today. All funds raised will be used to support children at AEIOU centres.

Walk. Run. Race.

  • 10.5km  for the Sunday stroller
  • 21km     for the half marathon heroes
  • 42km     for the marathon maniacs

Once you have completed your personal challenge, join us and other Take A Hikers for a celebration BBQ at the finish line.

So, dust off those trainers, start taking the stairs, and get your feet on the street for children with autism. You can be the difference!

AEIOU Foundation

AEIOU Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing best practice, full-time early intervention and learning programs, individually tailored for children diagnosed with autism. Early intervention is clinically proven to give children with autism the essential life skills for education, social interaction, inclusion and reveals their real and unique potential.

The organisation was founded in 2005 by Dr James Morton AM and his wife Louise when their young son Andrew was diagnosed with autism. They discovered a lack of effective therapy and set about to find the best outcomes. Working with other parents, the first school was opened in 2005 and now has 8 centres across Queensland and 1 in South Australia.

Autism is a lifelong disorder and is more prevalent than childhood cancer and diabetes combined – there is no cure, but our program provides positive outcomes with 70% of our children transitioning into mainstream schooling.

AEIOU's early intervention evidenced based program helps create brighter futures for children with autism and their families. Our vision is to ensure every child with autism is provided with maximum opportunities to reach their full potential.

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Soroptimist Park, Rose Bay
Belgian Gardens Townsville 4810
  • 6.30am – 42km
  • 7.30am – 21km
  • 8.30am – 10.5km
 Please arrive 30 minutes before your event to register.
Dress proudly in our BLUE and PINK theme to show your support of AEIOU and the incredible children whose lives are transformed by our Townsville centre.
There will be plenty of hydration stations and toilets en route. 
By registering for Take A Hike Townsville, you have taken the first step. You now have to create your personal Hero Page that you can share with everyone you know. We will work with you hand in hand to meet your fundraising challenge head on. Together, we can change the life of a child forever. What a difference you can make to the world of a child with autism!

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