About Running for Premature Babies

Running for Premature Babies was set up 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 $4 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.

Our newest Ambassador

We welcome Lachy Gillespie, The Purple Wiggle, as our newest 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 imact the charity has made to this hospital.  Read more here.  

How you can help

Support our cause by joining one of our virtual or physical events, creating your own challenge, donating your birthday/wedding or other special occasion, becoming a regular giver or simply making a donation.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more or get involved. 

Everyrone who raises over $200 will receive our team singlet and cap.

Run to save a baby's life.

$4 million

has been raised since 2007

6000 babies

have benefitted from equipment purchased with RFPB funds

5000 people

have run with our team

Brisbane Marathon Festival

Brisbane Marathon Festival

5 Jun - 6 Jun 2021


Join our team in Brisbane, participating in the Brisbane Marathon Festival on 6 June 2021.

Select "fundraise for another charity" when you register and you will set up your fundraising page on completion of registration.

Canberra Marathon Festival 2021

Canberra Marathon Festival 2021

11 Apr 2021


Be part of our first Canberra team! Don the purple singlet and help give premature babies a better chance of survival.

Running for Premature Babies is generously
supported by the following partners

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