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Fundraising Events

Planning on entering a running event? Attempting your first marathon, or a seasoned pro? You can fundraise for the Refugee Council while you do it, and make an impact both on and off the course.

Upcoming Events

Run Melbourne

21 July 2024

Advertised as more than just a race, but an experience, Run Melbourne has the option of a half marathon, 10km or 5km. DJ’s, live music, food trucks and more promise to make this a fun event; add impact by using your run to raise awareness and support for the Refugee Council.

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11 August 2024

Join the world’s largest fun run of 14km from Sydney CBD to Bondi. Walk or run, this is a fun event that encourages you to team up, dress up and join tens of thousands of participants for its 54th edition.

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Sydney Marathon

15 September 2024

Although this popular event has nearly sold out, entries for the 10km and the mini (4.2km) are still available. Importantly, if you can raise $500 as an individual, you will be refunded your full entry fee.

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Hobart Airport Marathon Festival

6 April 2025

Set along Constitution Dock, Derwent River and Salamanca Wharves, run through Hobart’s picturesque scenery and cross the finish line against the backdrop of its iconic waterfront. This community focused event staggers start times to allow parents to run the longer distances and make it back to run with the kids, and caters to all abilities. With five distances, and the 5km offered as both a run and a walk, there really is something for everyone.

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Canberra Times Marathon Festival

13 April 2025

With a scenic course around Lake Burley Griffin and the National Triangle, this community focused event encourages runners of all abilities to take part. There are options for a 5.4km all the way to a marathon, as well as a 2km kids race.

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Runaway Noosa Marathon

24 May 2025

Escape to the sunshine in May for a flat, multi-lap course that offers options from a 5km run/walk up to the full marathon. If running is not for you, Swim Noose is hosted in conjunction with this event, and offers ocean swim races from 500m all the way up to 3.8km.

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