JOIN THE PREMMIE MARATHON CHALLENGE

Walk, run or ride your way through November and give premature babies a better chance of survival

CHOOSE YOUR OWN MARATHON DISTANCE:
21km, 42km, 100km, 200km, 300km
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$1,000,000 Goal

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$1,000,000 Goal

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IT'S EASY AND FUN TO

Get active for a great cause

The Premmie Marathon Challenge is FREE and open to everyone - whatever your age, ability or fitness level.  It's your challenge, complete it your way!

Choose the distance - 21km, 42km, 100km, 200km or 300km -  you will walk, run or ride during November.

Log your kms and track your progress through your personal fundraising page or the mobile app.

It's a great way to get fitter for summer, connect with family and friends, boost your wellbeing and help save fragile lives. What are you waiting for?

YOUR IMPACT

By taking part this November you will help to save tiny lives

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and your efforts will help to purchase much-needed neonatal equipment for hospitals right across Australia. This equipment can help improve and save the lives of the 1 in 10 babies born prematurely.

You'll be joining a committed community who have already helped us support over 9,000 babies. But with premature babies being born every day, we need your help!

HOW IT WORKS

Choose

Sign up for FREE and choose from five Premmie Marathon Challenge distances to complete in November
(21km, 42km, 100km, 200km, 300km). 

Go the Distance

Walk, run or ride - Complete your distance throughout November, and track your kilometres using our app, Strava, Apple Watch, Garmin and more.

Share

Share your challenge with friends and family and fundraise for neonatal equipment to give premature babies a better chance of survival.

GET THE APP

Set yourself up for success and track your challenge (coming soon)

After you register, you can download and use the Premmie Marathon Challenge App to track your progress, engage with your team and share daily updates. It's quick and easy to use the app, and if you sync your fitness tracker your activity will also be displayed. 

App coming soon!

DO IT WITH FRIENDS

Everyone can choose their own Challenge

The Premmie Marathon Challenge is accessible to everyone - whatever your age, ability or fitness level - and is more fun with friends or colleagues. 

Create or join a team during registration and encourage each other throughout November. Everyone on the team can choose their own Challenge, like this:
~ Francis is scooting 21 kms throughtout November
~ Ming is running 100kms throughout November
~ Annette is walking 100kms of walking throughout November
~ Ethan is cycling 42kms throughout November. 

Choose your Distance

Create your own challenge by choosing your own distance to run, swim, cycle, roll or walk during November.

21km

Half
Marathon

42km

Marathon

100km

Ultra
Marathon

200km

Double Ultra Marathon

300km

Triple Ultra Marathon

REGISTER TODAY AND JOIN THE WIGGLES

The Crank Triplets

THE TRIPLETS IN OUR HEADER IMAGE

Arzak, Caspian and Winston Crank were born prematurely at 28 weeks, and spent their first three months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney.

Equipment donated by Running for Premature Babies, including technologically advanced humidicribs, state of the art ventilators and monitors supported the little trio who made it home on New Years Eve 2014, and they have since thrived. 

They are now bright, energetic and happy boys and are taking on the Premmie Marathon Challenge themselves so others can be as lucky as they have been.

Fundraising Rewards

A SMALL THANK YOU

~ Raise $75 and receive a Premmie Marathon Challenge finisher's medal

~ Raise $200 and receive a Running for Premature Babies running singlet, proudly supplied by Running Bare

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Raise $500 and receive a quick drying running cap, with thanks to our partners, Perpetual

~ Raise $1,000 and receive a signed copy of founder Sophie Smith's book 'Sophie's Boys'

~ Raise $1,500 and receive a pair of Steigen Running for Premature Babies running socks (we think they're the world's best running socks!)

~ Raise $2,500 and receive an awesome Running for Premature Babies hoodie  

~ Raise $5,000 and Lachy Wiggle (the purple Wiggle) will send you a personalised video message!

SPONSORS

Running for Premature Babies is generously supported by

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

Some of our most asked questions

How do I register?

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You can register for free here. If you have previously fundraised through our website you'll log in with your credentials. If not, you can create an account.

What's the best way to fundraise?

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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, colleagues and family via email and on social media. Please use the hashtag #premmiemarathonchallenge

What is the money being used for?

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Fundraising from the Premmie Marathon Challenge will help to provide life saving neonatal equipment for Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Units around Australia like we did in 2023. Our goal is to raise $1,000,000

We are so grateful for your part in helping premature and critically ill babies have a better chance of survival.
 

Let's get in touch!

All our staff are Premmie Marathon Challenge experts and we love to help. 
Got a question? Let's get in touch!

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