‘Sunday 18th November...
mark it in your calendar, sign up today and support our kids!’
Run for Geelong’s Kids is our city's newest community fun run - proudly supporting the development of Barwon Health's new kids rehabilitation centre. The facility has been designed purely for our littlest heroes who desperately need a new facility that supports their recovery from acute injury or illness once they’ve been discharged from hospital.
Run For Geelong’s Kids is a family-friendly, community event that caters to all fitness levels with a 10km run, 5km run, 5km family walk and 1km kids run. That means even if you haven’t participated in a fun run before there is something at Run For Geelong’s Kids for you. And if you can’t make it at all then you can sign up as a Virtual Runner and still be part of the event from elsewhere.
Participants will be able to run or stroll through our towns most iconic streets that will be closed to traffic with lots of family-fun along the way, including live on-course activations from local businesses, live music by local artists and some very entertaining performances to keep you all smiling, all before enjoying the festivities at the event finish line precinct located on Steampacket Gardens.
By signing up to run or walk, a major proportion of your entry fee will be going directly back to this local cause. Meaning, not only are you doing something great for your health, you’re also doing something great for our community and the families and kids who need of this important service.
Did we mention the first 7,000 participants get a FREE event t-shirt… so get in quickly before you miss out!
Did you know?
Each year 156 kids from our region require rehabilitation due to spinal cord injury, stroke or brain injury. Currently any kids who require this service need to do so in the adult rehabilitation centre which is predominantly occupied by elderly members of the community which doesn’t create the most child friendly and nurturing environment for a child going through a traumatic experience.
We believe that our kids in need should have access to first class, state of the art facilities that help to positively impact their recovery and your participation in this event will help achieve this.