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 with a vision to expand to support hospitals with NICUs around the country. This year we will be supporting the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Brisbane.
has been raised since 2007
have benefitted from equipment purchased with RFPB funds
have run with our team
How you can help
Since 2007 we've fielded the biggest fundraising a team in the SMH Half Marathon in May! Due to increased demand from our runners we've extended our events list with a few exciting local and inter-state events.
But you can make a one-off or recurring donation any time, join our other events (see below) throughout the year, celebrate a birthday, birth or raise funds in memory of a child or baby who has passed away. You can even fundraise at your own event.
Annapurna Marathon - Nepal
22 Oct - 27 Oct 2019
Brisbane Marathon Festival 2019
1 Jun - 2 Jun 2019
Celebrate a birth
City 2 Surf 2019
11 Aug 2019
Donate in Memory
Fundraise for RFPB at your own event
Gold Coast Marathon Festival 2019
6 Jul - 7 Jul 2019
SMH Half Marathon 2019
19 May 2019