A better chance of survival and quality of life for premature babies

We Celebrate

We run to celebrate all premature babies, living and lost

We Inspire

We inspire and help you to reach your fitness and fundraising goals

We Equip

We fund urgently needed neonatal equipment to hospitals around Australia

We give premature babies
a better chance of survival

$7 million

has been raised since 2007

10,000 babies

have benefitted from equipment
purchased with funds

18,000 people

have run with us

Get Involved

Run with us

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Help us purchase life saving neonatal equipment for hospitals in Australia

Join the Premmie Marathon Challenge

Choose your own distance and activity to complete in November

About Us

Running for Premature Babies was established in 2007 by Sophie Smith after she and her late husband Ash lost their 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 $7 million for life saving 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.

Are you ready to help?


Join one of our virtual or physical events


Create your own challenge


Donate your birthday, wedding or other special occasion


Make a donation or become a regular giver

Running for Premature Babies is proudly supported by

Grant funding gratefully received from

Our Impact

The funds we raise go directly to hospitals, neonatal units to purchase live-saving equipment that's giving premature babies a better chance at survival.

Our Ambassador

Lachy, The Purple Wiggle, is our charity ambassador. Watch this sweet welcome video featuring some very special children who began their lives prematurely and benefitted from our charity's equipment. Lachy recently visited the Royal Hospital for Women's Neonatal Unit to get a firsthand view of the impact we have made. 

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