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 DISTANCE:
21km, 42km, 100km, 200km, 300km
  • Albert Winterton just donated $79.13
  • Maria Snow just donated $52.75
  • Gerard just donated $21.30
  • Gary just donated $3

$199 raised

$1,000,000 Goal

$199 raised

$1,000,000 Goal

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HOW IT WORKS

Sign Up

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.

IT'S EASY AND FUN TO

Get active for premature babies

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

Help save premature babies this November!

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

Join our committed community who have already helped save the lives of over 10,000 babies.

Premature babies are born every day and we need your help!

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 21kms throughtout November
~ Ming is running 100kms throughout November
~ Annette is walking 100kms throughout November
~ Ethan is cycling 42kms throughout November

THE WIGGLES HAVE JOINED THE PREMMIE MARATHON CHALLENGE!

The Running for Premature Babies Story

IN MEMORY OF HENRY, JASPER & EVAN SMITH

Running for Premature Babies was founded by Sophie Smith in 2007 after she and her late husband Ash lost all three of their prematurely born triplets. Henry was born at 21 weeks, too early for medical intervention to save him, and he lived for one precious hour. Jasper and Evan were born at 24 weeks. Huge efforts were made to save their lives but tragically they were unable to overcome their prematurity. Evan lived for ten days and Jasper, pictured here, lived for 58 days.

Running for Premature Babies has to date raised over $7 million, provided over 150 pieces of life saving neonatal equipment and helped save the lives of over 10,000 babies. The Premmie Marathon Challenge ensures Henry, Jasper & Evan’s legacy lives on.



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 can 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 upload a picture and share your reasons 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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Funds raised through the Premmie Marathon Challenge will be used to purchase life saving neonatal equipment for Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care Units around Australia.

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

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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