VIRTUAL RACES REPLACE CANCELLED EVENTS

Due to COVID 19 many official race events have been cancelled. However, Running for Premature Babies is still going ahead in the form of Virtual Races to replace the cancelled events.   Join us for a virtual run where we can come together and support each other online, celebrate prematurely born children living and lost, and raise funds for lifesaving neonatal research and equipment.

Lifesaving neonatal equipment is needed more than ever during a health crisis, and our RFPB funded research projects nearing completion are relying on one more year of funding so their exciting breakthroughs in neonatal care can be shared Australia and world wide.

Running is good for not only your physical health but your mental health too. We hope that during these challenging times you will support our charity, by running for us and raising what you can. We understand times are tough, but every little bit counts and together we can still make a difference to the lives of premature and critically ill babies.

About Running for Premature Babies

RFPB was set up in 2007 by Sophie Smith after she and 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 with the team, supporting the research and equipment needs of the Royal Hospital for Women’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), raising more than $3 million.

In 2017 Running for Premature Babies became an Australian registered charity with a vision to expand to support hospitals with NICUs around the country.

$3.5 million

has been raised since 2007

5500 babies

have benefitted from equipment purchased with RFPB funds

4000 people

have run with our team

How you can help

Since 2007 we've fielded the biggest fundraising a team in the SMH Half Marathon in May! Due to increased demand from our runners we've extended our events list with a few exciting local and inter-state events.

But you can make a one-off or recurring donation any time, join our other events (see below) throughout the year, celebrate a birthday, birth or raise funds in memory of a child or baby who has passed away. You can even fundraise at your own event.

Australian Outback Marathon

Australian Outback Marathon

25 Jul 2020

Our team is travelling to Uluru to run the Australian Outback Marathon in July 2021 to raise funds for two lifesaving humidicribs urgently needed by the Alice Springs hospital. Join us and help give premature babies born in the Northern Territory a better chance of survival! Set up your fundraising page today and register for the event when registrations open later in the year.
Celebrate

Celebrate

Whether it’s your own birthday, or your child’s birthday, your baby’s homecoming after their NICU stay, your wedding, anniversary or any other type of holiday celebration or special occasion, you can create a personalised page and ask your friends and family to make a donation to Running for Premature Babies Foundation in lieu of gifts.
City 2 Surf 2020

City 2 Surf 2020

9 Aug 2020

Sydney

Join Running for Premature Babies and compete in the Sydney City 2 Surf
Donate in Memory

Donate in Memory

A Tribute Page is a special way to commemorate your precious child or loved one, where your friends and family can make a donation and leave a personal message in memory of your baby.
Gold Coast Marathon Festival 2020

Gold Coast Marathon Festival 2020

4 Jul - 5 Jul 2020

Gold Coast

Join Running for Premature Babies and compete in the Gold Coast Marathon Festival in 2020
Kids Fun Run - Brisbane POSTPONED. New date coming soon

Kids Fun Run - Brisbane POSTPONED. New date coming soon

A fun family event for children aged 2-12! Enjoy an active & fun family morning with entertainers, cake stalls, coffee van & sausage sizzle! Each registered participant will receive a medal, T-shirt, goodie bag & giveaways! $15 per child.
RFPB Virtual Run Brisbane

RFPB Virtual Run Brisbane

7 Jun 2020

Brisbane

We are holding a Running for Premature Babies Virtual Half Marathon in place of the cancelled Brisbane Marathon Festival. Simply click the ‘Join Us’ button below for Step by Step instructions on how to be part of this.
RFPB Virtual Run Sydney

RFPB Virtual Run Sydney

17 May 2020

Sydney

We are holding a Running for Premature Babies Virtual Half Marathon in place of the cancelled SMH Half Marathon. Simply click the ‘Join Us’ button below for Step by Step instructions on how to be part of this.
Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

16 Aug 2020

Join Running for Premature Babies and compete in the Sunshine Marathon Festival (2km, 5km, 10km, half and full marathon events).
Take on your own challenge

Take on your own challenge

Want to raise funds for Running for Premature Babies through your next race? If you can raise us at least $200 we’ll send you a free running kit for your race!
Western Sydney Marathon Festival

Western Sydney Marathon Festival

28 Jun 2020

The Western Sydney Marathon is fun day out that features five race distances catering to all ages and abilities. Step up for the full marathon distance, back up from the Sydney Half and go for a PB or stride out in the 10k on this flat course. The family can do the 5k together and kids have their own 2k event. Children under 5 are free entry, however all participants must be registered.

Running for Premature Babies is generously
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