All of the charities below have Champion Charity Entries. Click on any of the listings and find out more about the charity, the work they do and how they will support you throughout your training and on race day. If you like what you read just hit the register button to enquire to the charity that you’d like to run for. You can of course register your interest with more than one charity and make your final decision later. The charities will have more enquiries than Champion Charity Entries so you will need to convince them that you are committed to their cause and that you can raise the fundraising target to guarantee your Champion Charity Entry. Good luck!
If you already have your place in the event but wish to support one of the charities below, please find out more and 'Apply Now' to register your interest with them.
Cancer Council Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to reduce the impact of all cancers for all Victorians since 1936. We focus on cancer research, prevention, and support services for cancer patients, their family and friends. Join team Cancer Council Victoria and make a real difference in the fight against cancer
Cancer patients are at the heart of everything we do at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation. And by fundraising for Peter Mac, you could make a life-saving difference to people with cancer. Peter Mac is Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to overcoming cancer, and the home of Australia’s largest cancer research group. But our expert cancer researchers rely on people like you to make their work possible. Your support for Peter Mac will help give some of the brightest minds in cancer research the specialised technology and resources they need to discover cancer cures.
One in 20 children is born with a genetic disease or congenital abnormality – that’s one child in every classroom. These kids need your help. We dream of a world where we can protect our children from disease. And for us, it’s not a questions of ‘if’, but ‘when’. Children’s Medical Research Institute have made huge advances towards understanding and treating diseases affecting kids but we know we have only scratched the surface of what is possible. Please support our research – together we can beat childhood disease.
Depression, anxiety and suicide affects all of us – so beyondblue is equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health. They’re giving people the confidence to support those around them, and making anxiety, depression and suicide part of everyday conversations. And as well as tackling stigma, prejudice and discrimination, beyondblue is breaking down the barriers that prevent people from speaking up and reaching out. beyondblue is here for everyone in Australia – at work, home, school, university, online, and in communities across the country. beyondblue’s vision is for all people to achieve their best possible mental health.
Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the largest dedicated funder of brain cancer research in Australia. Working with partners globally, we are helping to steer the brain cancer research agenda and bring world-class clinical trials to Australia, as well as supporting Australian science to accelerate new treatments for patients. Our mission is bold: to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023. Join Team Cure Brain Cancer today and help us make a significant difference to those diagnosed with brain cancer by raising awareness and funds for vital research projects.
Australia for UNHCR is an Australian charity that raises funds to support the work of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Australia. The funds you raise are vital, providing refugees in crisis situations with food, water, shelter, medicine, protection and respect. As part of Team UNHCR, you will have a real and lasting impact on the lives of people who have been forced to flee their homes. Every donation, large or small, makes a difference. And by talking to your friends and family and building support in your networks, you’ll also be helping us raise vital awareness about refugee issues.
Join Neale Daniher in the fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The Cure for MND Foundation aims to raise the profile of MND within Australia in the hopes that increased awareness may lead to better care for those affected by the disease and increased funding for research into finding a cure. We are Australia’s leading independent MND foundation dedicated to supporting large-scale collaborative MND research projects, clinical trials, and improved care for all Australian’s living with MND. Every donation, whether large or small, can make a real difference in helping us achieve our mission of a World free from MND.
Run for Team Wish in Run Melbourne 2017 as one of our Charity Champions! Make-A-Wish® works to bring the healing power of a wish to children and teenagers in Australia living with a life-threatening medical condition. Not only will be you be supporting a great cause, you’ll also receive one on one support from Make-A-Wish® as well as other incentives and rewards for hitting your fundraising target of $1000. Apply for a Charity Champion place and help make vital wishes come true by fundraising for Make-A-Wish® Australia!
Vicdeaf is a progressive community service organisation, working to ensure that people who experience barriers to participation remain connected in every area of their lives. Vicdeaf provides services to over 16,000 people each year across 19 sites across Victoria, Tasmania and beyond through technology. Vicdeaf Heroes are key partners in our work towards an accessible, inclusive society where people have equal opportunity in all areas of life. Whether you run or walk, as a Vicdeaf Hero you will help us to achieve this goal and make a difference in the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people.
Berry Street is the largest independent child and family services organisation in Victoria. With your support, we have helped more than 100,000 children and their families over the last 5 years. Join the Berry Street team and raise funds for Welcome to Care Kits for children in foster care, so that they can receive new items like pyjamas, toiletries, a snuggly blanket and clothes. Berry Street never gives up on these kids because we believe that all children should have a good childhood - growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.