We run to celebrate all premature babies, living and lost

We inspire you reach your fitness and fundraising goals

We provide urgently needed neonatal equipment to hospitals around Australia

We give premature babies a better chance of survival

$5+ million

has been raised since 2007

8000+ babies

have benefitted from equipment purchased with funds

5000+ people

have run with us


Choose your own distance and activity to complete in November


Help us purchase life saving neonatal equipment for hospitals in Australia


Choose an event from our extensive list and achieve an amazing personal goal

About Us

Running for Premature Babies was established 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 $5 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.

Are you ready to help?

Please consider:

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.

Running for Premature Babies is generously
supported by

Stay Connected

Our Ambassador, Lachy Gillespie

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.  He recently visited the Royal Hospital for Women's Neonatal Unit to see the impact the charity has made to this hospital.  Read more here.