A better chance of survival and quality of life for premature babies
We run to celebrate all premature babies, living and lost
We inspire you reach your fitness and fundraising goals
We provide urgently needed neonatal equipment to hospitals around Australia
We give premature babies
a better chance of survival
has been raised since 2007
have benefitted from equipment
purchased with funds
have run with us
Run with us
Choose an event from our extensive list and achieve an amazing personal goal
Help us purchase life saving neonatal equipment for hospitals in Australia
Join the Premmie Marathon Challenge
Choose your own distance and activity to complete in November
Running for Premature Babies was established in 2007 by Sophie Smith after she and her late 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 for the cause, raising more than $5 million for lifesaving neonatal equipment and research giving thousands of premature babies a better chance of survival.
The Running for Premature Babies Foundation is a registered Australian Charity supporting neonatal units in hospitals around the country.
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Hear how together, the money we raise goes directly to hospitals, neonatal units, and live-saving equipment that's giving premature babies a better chance at survival.
Lachy, The Purple Wiggle, is our charity ambassador. Watch this sweet welcome video featuring some very special children who began their lives prematurely and benefitted from our charity's equipment. He recently visited the Royal Hospital for Women's Neonatal Unit to see the impact the charity has made to this hospital.