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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 $2.5 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. This year we will be supporting the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Brisbane. 

$3 million

has been raised since 2007

4500 babies

have benefitted from equipment purchased with RFPB funds

2000 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

Bondi Splash N Dash

Bondi Splash N Dash

24 Nov 2018

Sydney

The only RFPB event that involves swimming too! You can choose which race to participate in as part of team Running for Premature Babies. There’s the Bondi Splash’n’Dash (1km run/1km swim/1km run), the Bondi Mile (1.6km run only), Bondi Splash 2000 (2km swim only) or the Junior Splash’n’Dash (400m run/300m swim).
Celebrate

Celebrate

Whether its a Birthday, 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.
Celebrate a birth

Celebrate a birth

To celebrate the birth of a baby, whether prematurely or full-term, create a personalised page that you can share with your friends and family so they can make donations to help give premature and critically ill babies a better chance of survival.
Donate in Memory

Donate in Memory

Would you like to raise funds for Running for Premature Babies in memory of a baby who has passed away?
Fundraise for RFPB at your own event

Fundraise for RFPB at your own event

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 or swimming costume for your race!
RFPB Kids' Fun Run 2018

RFPB Kids' Fun Run 2018

26 Aug 2018

Coogee

Join us for the fourth annual Kids' Running for Premature Babies fun run.

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