Run to save a baby's life at the City2Surf 2024

Sunday 11 August 2024.

Run to save a baby’s life at in the City2Surf on Sunday 11 August 2024.

11 August marks what would have been the 18th birthday of our founder Sophie's baby triplets Henry, Jasper and Evan, in whose memory our charity began. To mark this milestone and celebrate 18 years of Running for Premature Babies we invite you to join us, raising funds to give premature babies a better chance of survival.

We love to thank our fundraisers with rewards!

Raise $200 and you will receive a free charity running singlet
Raise $500 and you will receive a charity running cap
Raise $1000 and you will receive a refund of your race entry
Raise $1500 and you will receive a copy of the memoir “Sophie’s Boys”
Raise $2500 and you will receive a Running for Premature Babies hoodie

And as a very special offer for our milestone year anyone participating on a school team team can have their race registration REFUNDED when they raise $300!

Funds raised provide life-saving neonatal equipment, saving the lives of sick and premature babies Australia wide.

We Celebrate

We run to celebrate all premature babies, living and lost

We Inspire

We inspire you reach your fitness and fundraising goals

We Equip

We provide urgently needed neonatal equipment to hospitals around Australia

We give premature babies
a better chance of survival

$7 million

has been raised since 2007

9,000 babies

have benefitted from equipment
purchased with funds

15,000 people

have run with us

Get Involved

Run with us

Join us at the City2Surf on 11 August 2024 and help give premature babies a better chance of survival.


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

About Us

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 $7 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.

Are you ready to help?


Join one of our virtual or physical events


Create your own challenge


Donate your birthday, wedding or other special occasion


Make a donation  or become a regular giver

Running for Premature Babies is proudly supported by

Grant funding gratefully received from

See more of our story

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.

Our Ambassador

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.

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