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 $3 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. 

$3 million

has been raised since 2007

5000 babies

have benefitted from equipment purchased with RFPB funds

2500 people

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

Annapurna Marathon - Nepal

22 Oct - 27 Oct 2019

Join us for an incredible adventure to the Annapurna Marathon in Nepal in October 2019 and give premature babies a better chance of survival.
Brisbane Marathon Festival 2019

Brisbane Marathon Festival 2019

1 Jun - 2 Jun 2019

Brisbane

Join Running for Premature Babies and compete in the Brisbane Marathon Festival (2km, 5km, 10km, half and full marathon events).
Celebrate

Celebrate

Whether it’s your own birthday, or your child’s birthday, your baby’s homecoming after their NICU stay, your wedding, anniversary or any other type of holiday celebration or special occasion, you can create a personalised page and ask your friends and family to make a donation to Running for Premature Babies Foundation in lieu of gifts.
City 2 Surf 2019

City 2 Surf 2019

11 Aug 2019

Sydney

Join Running for Premature Babies and compete in the Sydney City 2 Surf
Donate in Memory

Donate in Memory

A Tribute Page is a special way to commemorate your precious child or loved one, where your friends and family can make a donation and leave a personal message in memory of your baby.
Gold Coast Marathon Festival 2019

Gold Coast Marathon Festival 2019

6 Jul - 7 Jul 2019

Gold Coast

Join Running for Premature Babies and compete in the Gold Coast Marathon Festival in 2019
Take on your own challenge

Take on your own challenge

Want to raise funds for Running for Premature Babies through your next race? If you can raise us at least $200 we’ll send you a free running kit for your race!

Running for Premature Babies is generously
supported by the following partners

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