About Running for Premature Babies

Running for Premature Babies was set up in 2007 by Sophie Smith after she and her late husband Ash lost their first-born triplet sons, Henry, Jasper and Evan, following an extremely premature birth at 24 weeks.

Since then, thousands of people have run for the cause, raising more than $4 million for lifesaving neonatal equipment and research giving thousands of premature babies a better chance of survival. 

The Running for Premature Babies foundation is a registered Australian Charity supporting neonatal units in hospitals around the country.


Join our 2021 SMH Half Marathon team.  There is the option of completing the course as a relay.

We have free weekly training and a Strava group to keep you on track.  Many people have jopined our team never having completed a half marathon and have become seasoned runners.  

Everyrone who raises over $200 will receive our team singlet and cap.

$4 million

has been raised since 2007

6000 babies

have benefitted from equipment purchased with RFPB funds

5000 people

have run with our team

How you can help

Support our cause by joining one of our virtual or physical events, creating your own challenge, donating your birthday/wedding or other special occasion, becoming a regular giver or simply making a donation.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more or get involved.

SMH Half Marathon

SMH Half Marathon

16 May 2021


Join our team on 16 May in the SMH Half Marathon.

Entries open in March but you can start your fundraising and training now.

Come along to our free training sessions - it's friendly and fun. Open for beginners and seasoned runners. Everyone welcome!

Running for Premature Babies is generously
supported by the following partners

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