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Get fit, make friends and give premature and critically ill babies a better chance of survival by joining our team.


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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.

$2.5 million

has been raised since 2007

4000 babies

have benefitted from equipment purchased with RFPB funds

1500 people

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.

But you can make a one-off or recurring donation any time and join our other events throughout the year.

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Thanks Team 2017

523 runners and more than $343,000 raised. You rock!

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