From Running for Premature Babies Founder, Sophie Smith
We have launched our Premmie Marathon Challenge and are hoping to find 1,000 people from around Australia to take up the challenge to run (or walk) a marathon in November for Running for Premature Babies (RFPB).
This is a marathon with a twist, and is open to everyone of all ages and fitness abilities. With our marathon challenge, participants sign up to complete their marathon in either a day, a week or a month. The distance can be split up over your chosen time frame and the km logged through the month (or week, or day) during November.
If Waverley College boys, staff and parents would like to get involved, Owen has already signed up and has created a Waverley College team. Fundraising is optional, although anyone who raises $50 or more will receive a special finisher’s medal, and there are other rewards for higher fundraising.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 that will be used to purchase new humidicribs for the Royal Hospital for Women and Alice Springs hospital neonatal units. The Alice Springs hospital is currently using humidicribs that are 20 years old and desperately need updating. They care for 350 babies a year from a massive 2.2 million km area and 70% of the babies they care for are Indigenous. I’m very proud that our charity is now supporting critically ill babies not only from Sydney, but also from some of our country’s most vulnerable communities.
Find out More
You can find out more information on our event website.
How to Join Team Waverley
If you’d like to join the Waverley College team, simply click on the ‘JOIN US’ button on this page to sign up.