Champions Challenge 2022 - A Team Jacob Event
Champions Challenge is the brainchild of a group of mates who wanted to challenge themselves and make a real and positive impact to the lives of children with autism, and their families.
Champions Challenge will see teams of four undertake a tough physical and mental challenge, as they embark upon a one-day hike through rugged terrain from Mt. Nebo via Gold Creek Reservoir to Enoggera Reservoir. 100% of the funds raised will be donated to AEIOU and help children with autism live their best lives.
Autism is not rare. More than one in 100 Australians are diagnosed with autism, making it one of the most common disabilities affecting young children in our country. The intensive early intervention therapy, care and support offered by AEIOU helps children develop essential life skills and prepares them for their next learning environment. AEIOU specialises in helping children develop functional communication and behaviour, social skills and independence. Each child receives individual strategies focusing on goals which best support them to achieve long-term outcomes.
With your help, we can support children with autism and their families, giving them access to evidence-based early intervention programs and practical support. Together, we can help children with autism live their best lives.
Funds raised from this years event will be used to hep vulnerable and at risk children access the AEIOU program. Without this support, some families would not be able to send their child to AEIOU. Champions Challenge helps make sure that no child is left behind. Your participation and fundraising is invaluable.
The registration fee for a team of 4 is $1,200 and teams have a minimum fundraising commitment of $1,000 ($250 per team member).
Registrations open soon so start to create your team and grab your hiking shoes and trekking poles out of the cupboard. With your help, we can change the future for children with autism, and their families.
Sunday 24 July 2022
Trek is Mt Nebo to Enoggera Reservoir via Gold Creek Reservoir
Registration and finish line: Enoggera Reservoir Bus Station car park, Waterworks Road, The Gap.
Opens at 5:00am.
Arrive at Enoggera Reservoir Bus Station with your team and gear no later than 5:15am. Bus leaves at 5:30am sharp.
What to wear
Dress in suitable trekking clothes and trialled hiking shoes or boots.
What to bring
A comfortable backpack with 2 liters of water and enough personal snacks for a 8-9hour trek. Light refreshments and facilities will be provided for all participants throughout the trek. If you require any special dietary snacks, please bring these with you.
All participants will be invited to participate in 4 private 3 hour hard training sessions at Mt.Coot-tha with hill training. Details will be forwarded to registered participants.
The finish line
All participants will enjoy a post trek BBQ where your family and friends can join you as you cross the finish line.
Detailed route map
We are one team
All trekkers must be behind trek leader and in front of rear trek leader, the pace is a team controlled with an average pace of 3.0km to 4.0km . Remember it is not about your abilities, it is about the team’s ability overall.
Remember, this event trek is not a race! It is physically testing, but an empowering journey that recognises the support that Team Jacob and the AEIOU Foundation gives to children with autism to live their best lives.