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.
Our newest Ambassador
We welcome Lachy Gillespie, The Purple Wiggle, as our newest charity ambassador. Watch this sweet welcome video featuring some very special children who began their lives prematurely and benefitted from our charity's equipment. He recently visited the Royal Hospital for Women's Neonatal Unit to see the imact the charity has made to this hospital. Read more here.
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.
Everyrone who raises over $200 will receive our team singlet and cap.
Run to save a baby's life.
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Adelaide City -Bay
19 Sep 2021
Brisbane Marathon Festival
5 Jun - 6 Jun 2021
Select "fundraise for another charity" when you register and you will set up your fundraising page on completion of registration.
City to Surf 2021
8 Aug 2021
Entries open soon but you can start your fundraising and training now.
Gold Coast Marathon 2021
3 Jul - 4 Jul 2021
Premmie Marathon Challenge21
1 Nov - 30 Nov 2021
Wherever You Are
Sign up to complete a 42km marathon in a day, a week or a month! Open to all fitness levels, you do it your way!
Sunshine Coast Marathon 2021
14 Aug - 15 Aug 2021
Entries open soon, but you can start your fundraising now.