About Running for Premature Babies
RFPB was set up in 2007 by Sophie Smith. After she and husband Ash lost their first-born triplet sons, Henry, Jasper and Evan, following an extremely premature birth at 24 weeks.
Since then, thousands of people have run with the team, supporting the research and equipment needs of the Royal Hospital for Women’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), raising more than $2.5 million.
In 2017, Running for Premature Babies became an Australian-registered charity.
has been raised since 2007
have benefitted from equipment purchased with RFPB funds
have run with our team
How you can help
Our main event every year is fielding a team in the SMH Half Marathon in May – we are the biggest fundraising team in that event.
Thanks Team 2017
523 runners and more than $343,000 raised. You rock!