FAQs

WHAT IS THE LOCATION OF EACH OF THE FUN RUNS?

We are holding Fun Run in:

  1. Grant Reserve, Coogee, NSW 2034
  2. Fawkner Park, South Yarra, Victoria 3141
  3. Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club, 2 Poinciana Ave, Tewantin QLD 4565
  4. Marshmallow Park - Park 19, Adelaide
  5. Gold Coast Little Athletcis Club, Pizzey Drive, Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218
  6. Or you can run your own Fun Run whereever you are. Simply click the 'Virtual Fun Run' when you regsiter. We'll send a tee shirt to every child who raises $50 or more.

DO KIDS HAVE TO RUN?

No! Kids can walk, run or wheel, or can be pushed in prams by parents/carers.  Kids can complete as many laps of the course as they wish. (Each lap is approximately 400m) There is no set distance or minimum requirement. 

HOW DO I REGISTER MY KIDS and DO ADULTS NEED TO REGISTER TOO?

Just click on the REGISTER button at the top of the home page. You’ll first need to create an account or log in if you have previously fundraised through our website. You can register multiple children in one family.
Please only register kids aged 12 and under. 
You do not need to register yourself as the adult, but you are welcome to accompany your kids around the course if you wish.

CAN WE MAKE A TEAM?

This event is for individuals.  Invite all your friends and you can run together.

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?

There is a registration fee of $25. Every participant will receive a special T-shirt to wear on the day and of course a finishers medal to show to your family and friends.

Fundraising is optional and we are grateful for all fundraising efforts. Our goal is to raise $50,000 which will provide lifesaving equipment, including humidicribs and ventilators for NICU's and special care units around Australia.

IS FUNDRAISING COMPULSORY?

While you will automatically be set up with a fundraising page when your register, fundraising is optional. Funds raised will purchase life-saving neonatal equipment for hospitals around Australia, and every amount makes a difference to help give premature babies a better chance of survival. We are hoping to raise $50,000 for lifesaving equipment for neonatal units around Australia.

The highest fundraiser will receive a personalised video message from our charity ambassador, Lachy Gillespie, the Purple Wiggle!

CAN I BUY MERCHANDISE?

All participants will receive a free running singlets and finishers medal.  On the day there will be a BBQ and refreshments to buy to make sure all the exhausted runners are well fed and hydrated after their efforts.

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO FUNDRAISE?

The best way to start is to make sure you upload a picture and write a personal story of your reason to participate in this challenge.

It’s a great idea to kick start your fundraising with your own donation. Then share the link to your fundraising page with your friends and family.

WHAT ARE WE FUNDRAISING FOR?

All funds raised from this event will be supporting NICUs around Australia. Our goal is to raise $50,000.  We are so grateful for your part in helping these babies have a better chance of survival. 

DO YOU HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA TILES PARENTS AND GUARDIANS CAN USE TO HELP FUNDRAISE?

  Yes, we have a number of social media tiles you can use HERE. Make sure you include a link to your fundraising page as well.

I SHARED MY PAGE ON FACEBOOK ASKING FOR DONATIONS AND CLICKED ON THE FACEBOOK DONATE BUTTON.

WILL THE FUNDS I RAISE THROUGH FACEBOOK GO TO RUNNING FOR PREMATURE BABIES?

Yes, they will. However, at this stage we are unable to identify nor link any donations back to your personal fundraising page automatically. We ask that you DO NOT USE the Facebook Donate button for that reason. Should you already have set-up such a fundraising post, we recommend that you:

  1. Delete the post, as this is the only way to remove the Facebook Donate button,
  2. Create a new Facebook post and only share the link to your fundraising page without adding the ‘Donate’

DONATIONS RAISED THROUGH FACEBOOK ARE NOT SHOWING UP ON MY FUNDRAISING PAGE?

Facebook donations are handled by a third party, and unfortunately, we can’t sync these donations with your personal fundraising page. We advise you DO NOT USE the Facebook Donate button to raise funds and recommend that you simply share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages without using the Facebook Donate button.

ARE DONATIONS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian tax payers. If the donor receives something material in return for their money, such as items from our online store, these contributions are not tax deductible.

HOW DO MY SPONSORS RECEIVE THEIR RECEIPT?

Your supporters will automatically receive a tax receipt emailed to them, when they make a donation on-line using your fundraising page. If you make a donation to kick start your fundraising when you register, the tax deductible receipt will be at the bottom of your welcome email that will be sent to you as soon as you register.

CAN I MAKE A DONATION EVEN IF I DON’T TAKE PART?

Yes! You can donate on any runner’s fundraising page by clicking the ‘Donate’ button at the top of the page and searching for the runner’s name. If you don’t know a runner on the team please feel free to make your donation into one of the pages you will see on the DONATE page.