Join us on 20 August and give premature babies a better chance of survival

$14 raised

$60,000 Goal

$14 raised

$60,000 Goal

How the Kids Fun Run works

The concept is simple...

All children (12 years and under) walk, run, or roll (wheelchair or pram) as many laps as they can.
No distance is too short, none too far (within the time limit).

Entry is $25 and everyone receives a T-shirt and a special finisher’s medal.

Prams welcome and parents can run with kids!

Saving Lives

Running for Premature Babies has raised over $6 million, funding neonatal research and providing life-saving neonatal equipment which has directly benefitted over 8,000 babies.

Read about some of these precious children here.  

Thank you for joining the Kids Fun Run and helping raise funds so we can make a difference to more of the 26,000 babies born prematurely in Australia each year.

Learn More

Sign up today for the Kids Fun Run!

Join in the fun at one of 5 locations around Australia on 20 August at 11am, or run your own Virtual Kids Fun Run wherever you are! Together we can give premature babies a better chance of survival.

- Coogee NSW
- Sunshine Coast QLD
- Gold Coast QLD
- Hobart TAS
- Melbourne VIC
- Virtual

Photo: Twins Faye and Grace (now two, will be joining us at the Melbourne Kids Fun Run) were born at 24 weeks and their lives were saved with the help of state-of-the-art neonatal equipment.  By joining the Kids Fun Run you are helping other babies be as lucky. 

Join us at one of these locations or go virtual

Sign up today and raise money for a great cause!

20 August marks the 17th birthday of triplets Henry, Jasper & Evan Smith, in whose memory Running for Premature Babies was founded. The Kids Fun Run celebrates all prematurely born children, living and lost, and will give premature babies a better chance of survival.

Thank you so much for being part of this special milestone - we hope your kids have the best day!
To learn more about Henry, Jasper & Evan and the Running for Premature Babies story, view this clip from The Project.


Registration is $25 and all participants receive a FREE T-Shirt and finishers medal. 

Fundraising is optional but appreciated.


Share your fundraising page with friends and family to give premature babies a better chance of survival.


Run, walk or roll as far as you can at your location or do it yourself anywhere on the day. 1 lap or 50, it doesn't matter. 

Who's in the lead?

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Kids Fun Run work?
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There are Kids Fun Run Locations all other the East Coast of Australia. Choose a location that works for you, and register. On the day, you'll check in be given a shirt for your child/ren and we'll let you know when the Fun Run will start.
Is there an entry fee?
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Yes, there is an entry fee of $25 per child. There is no obligation to fundraise.
Where do the funds raised go?
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In the last 12 months, we've been able to provide the following  specialised equipment to our larger city hospitals with Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and smaller regional and remote hospitals with Special Care Nurseries (SCNs), following a careful assessment of needs by our expert committee:

  • Drager Babylog Ventilator VN600
  • ECG Machine
  • 2 x Video Laryngoscopes
  • Baby Leo TN500 Incuwarmer
  • Phillips Humidicrib
  • GE Giraffe Warmer + Resuscitation Unit
  • Babyroo RN300 Open Care Warmer 
  • 2 x Bilisoft 2.0 Phototherapy Units
  • Lullaby Phototherapy System
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • 2 x Blood glucose point of care monitors 
  • Baby Roo Resuscitaire
  • SLE 6000 ventilator
  • 2 x Patient Cardiac Monitoring Units
  • Kanmed Twin cot
  • Multiple Calesca Waterless Warming/Thawing Devices
  • GE Giraffe Carestation OmniBed
  • Koala Video laryngoscope blades

This equipment will make a profound positive impact on premature babies born all over Australia.

What if there's not an event near me?
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If there's not an event near you, don't worry. You can sign up for one of our virtual events.