How the
Challenge Works

1 REGISTER AND SET YOUR TIME FRAME

Register now , and set yourself a time period to complete the 42km marathon in November. Will you choose one day, one week or one month?

How you divide up the 42km distance is up to you - the options are endless! Make it fun, do it with friends, stay fit and achieve your goal.

2 SPREAD THE WORD

Spread the word to your friends and family and tell everyone about your challenge to give premature babies a better chance of survival.

Ask them to support you either by taking on the challenge themselves, or by making a donation to your fundraising page to support the tiniest and most vulnerable little lives. 

Raise $50 and you'll receive a medal.

Raise $200 and you will also receive a running singlet to wear on your challenge.

Raise $500 and you’ll also receive a running cap and a copy of Sophie Smith’s memoir ‘Sophie’s Boys’. 

Raise $1000 and on top of all the above, you will go in the draw to win one of two prizes, generously donated by The Runners Shop (valed at $200 and $100).

3 START YOUR CHALLENGE

Make a plan for how you are going to complete your marathon over November. Perhaps you’re going to walk to school every day, or run at the weekends. It’s your own personal marathon challenge over a day, a week or a month - so it's up to you!

4 RECORD YOUR RUNS

Record every leg you complete of your marathon challenge during the month and log your kilometres. You can do this either by connecting a fitness app (Strava, MapMyFitness or FitBit) to your fundraising page, or you can manually add your runs. Scroll to see step by step instructions on how to do this.

5 TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

Once registered, you will receive your own fundraising page where you can track your progress throughout the 42km challenge! Your page will display each of your runs (or walks), your total kilometres and your progress toward your fundraising target.

CONNECTING YOUR FITNESS APPS

Please log your runs (or walks) during November on your fundraising page. This is a great way to keep your friends updated on your marathon!

If you track your workouts with Fitbit, MapMyFitness or Strava your distances will automatically be added to the tally on your fundraising page.

Follow these steps to track your KMs automatically:

01.

Download the Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account

02.

Log in to your Running for Premature Babies fundraising page.

03.

Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app (Strava, MapMyFitness or FitBit).

04.

Follow the prompts to connect your account

05.

Each time you run or walk a leg of your marathon, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, save your workout and your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day.

If you have synced your app already but it is not working, please log in and re-connect it.

When using Fitbit, you must ‘start’ an activity and save it. Your daily steps will not automatically add to your page. If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone.

When using MapMyFitness, you must ‘start’ your workout, ‘stop’ your workout and then ‘SAVE’ your workout.

Your tally will be updated each day with the previous day’s distances.

If you prefer not to use a fitness tracker, you can Manually add runs to your fundraising page.

Follow these steps to manually add your KMs:

01.

Log in to your account and select ‘My Fitness Activity’

02.

Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance

03.

The number of KMs will now appear on your fundraising page!

What are you waiting for?

Register now for the Running for Premature Babies Marathon Challenge today!

Register Now