A set of metal stairs in blue, with orange runners climbing up them.

Keen feet will pound the pavement of the Sunshine Coast again this year as the annual Steps for STEPS charity walk returns.

Friday March 8 will see STEPS Pathways College students, trainers and volunteers lace up their runners and step out to walk 30 kilometres to raise funds for the college.

They will be joined by 92.7 MIXFM breakfast hosts Mark Darin and Caroline Hutchinson, who will also be doing their morning broadcast live from the walk starting at 6am at the MIXFM office in Maroochydore and finishing at 4pm at the STEPS College Campus at 9 George Street, Caloundra.

Supporters can cheer on the students and other walkers as they make their way through Cotton Tree, Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba, along the Nicklin Way through Moffat Beach, Kings Beach and along Bulcock St before finishing at the STEPS front gates.

STEPS is the first and only boarding school in Australia for people with a disability and autism.

Funds raised from the walk will support students at the college. Each STEPS student taking part is aiming to raise $2000, and students have worked with staff to create their own personalised fundraising page.

STEPS Business Partnerships executive manager Michael Williamson said the fundraiser is vital for the college.

“Generous donations like these ensure students at STEPS Pathways College are given the opportunity learn essential life skills to live independently in the community. The students are incredible humans, and I am so proud to walk beside them,” he said.

Find out more about the event and donate to participants at the Steps for STEPS website.