Take on a challenge
Are you up for a Tough Mudder race, a long-distance walk, or a gruelling bike ride? Whatever your chosen physical challenge, make the experience doubly rewarding by asking your friends, family or colleagues to sponsor you and raise funds for vital medical research.
These are just some of the many organised challenge events around Australia you can choose from. You could take part individually – or you might want to enter as a team with your friends or colleagues, encourage each other along the way, celebrate your success together, and raise even more money for medical research.
- Australian Running Festival – Canberra
- B&E Run the Bridge – Hobart
- Bridge to Brisbane
- Canberra Times Fun Run
- City2Sea – Melbourne
- City2South – Brisbane
- City2Surf – Sydney
- City to Surf – Perth
- Gold Coast Marathon
- RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
- SMH Half Marathon – Sydney
- Sydney Running Festival
- The Color Run – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Wollongong
- Tough Mudder – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Challenge fundraising in four easy steps
3. Do your challenge!
2. Tell your family, friends and work colleagues what you’re planning to do, and ask them to sponsor you.
4. Celebrate your success, thank your supporters and pay in your sponsorship money.
“Every fundraising story has its origin somewhere. This one was a personal journey that started with our dad who we greatly miss.”
Brian Watson was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer in September 2013. His family soon discovered that little is known about treating pancreatic cancer and survival rates are alarmingly low. So they signed up for the City2Surf to raise much-needed funds for Garvan’s research into pancreatic cancer.
Sadly, two days after the race and eleven months after his diagnosis, Brian passed away. Thanks to the generosity of their friends and family, the Watsons were able to raise over $30,000 in his memory.
Need help keeping track of your sponsors and donations?
Then a personal fundraising page should be part of your toolkit. Setting one up will make it really easy for you to reach out to your friends and family, collect sponsorship money online and thank the generous people who support you.