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Join an active event and support Barnardos!

Support our cause by adding extra meaning to your fitness goals, and use your fun run, cycling or swim challenge to help raise vital funds to break the cycle of disadvantage. 

Check out our active challenges below and make huge strides and raise money to support children’s welfare.

Join our Team Barnardos for City2Surf 2019
In the world of running, it doesn't get any more iconic than the City2Surf! Team Barnardos is all about having fun and supporting you in the lead up to, during and post event. Plus, you’ll get to run side by side with celebrity James Mathieson!


Set your goals on one of these active events:

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The Sun-Herald

Sun 11 August

It doesn’t get any more iconic than the City2Surf: 14km, 80,000 people, hundreds of onesies and the occasional sweaty celebrity. Join team Barnardos and raise funds to outrun child abuse!

Enter race


Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Sun 15 September

Immerse yourself in scenic harbour views! With options for 3.5km family fun runs and marathons - this is Australia’s largest and most spectacular running festival.

Enter race


Canberra Fun Run

The Canberra Times
Fun Run

Sun 23 September

Enter the Canberra Times Fun Run. With a choice of 1km, 5km or 10km, anyone of any age and ability can enter one of Canberra's most welcoming and inclusive Fun Run!

Enter race


Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder

Sat 16 - Sun 17 November

Test yourself with this hardcore bootcamp race of 5km or 16km! This fitness phenomenon will put you through your paces in a military-style training regime of obstacle courses and endurance tests in the mud.

Enter race

Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run

The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run

February 2020

A 7km or a 10km run from Dee Why Beach to Manly Beach and The Cole Classic, which honours Graham Cole, has 1km, 2km or 5km swims at Manly beach.

Fundraise for Barnardos

Use your fun run, cycling or swim challenge to support Barnardos by raising vital funds to help us break the cycle of disadvantage for children, young people and families.

Not sure where to start?

Contact us via email or call (02) 9218 2318. We would be happy to help.

Don’t see the event you’re looking for? If you’re looking for a specific race that we haven’t mentioned above, get in touch and we’ll make sure that you join Team Barnardos for the correct event you’re participating in.

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Beneficiary Events

Barnardos is supported by wonderful volunteers who raise significant amounts of money by giving their time, expertise and resources to help children in need. You can help our volunteers through:

Prize Donation
Whether it's signed memorabilia, tickets to must-see shows or something completely different, your prize will help, and we will make sure to acknowledge your generosity wherever reasonably possible.

Sponsorship Boost
Your brand by sponsoring one of our events and help stop the cycle of disadvantage. Our packages include logo placement, programme advertising, social media promotion and more.

If you'd like to hear more about what we can offer, we'd be delighted to get in touch – simply contact us via email or call (02) 9218 2318. See what events we have coming up below.

Meet our Fundraising Auxiliary Committees:

  • The Peter Pan Committee in Aid of Barnardos Australia
  • The Fundraising Committee for Barnardos Australia’s Canberra Centre
  • The Blackheath & District Helpers Guild
  • The Western Region Committee

Meet our Key Fundraising Supporters

  • Hotel Centennial
  • Sails Lavender Bay
  • Christmas in Pyrmont

What beneficiary events are coming up?

Sails Barnardos Charity Dinner

Thursday 12 September


Peter Pan Literary Lunch

Date TBA


OpShop Summer Sale

Wed 30 Oct - Fri 1 Nov


Christmas in Pyrmont

Sun 24 November


BA Golf Day Fundraiser

Date TBA


Thank you to all our
wonderful volunteers
who raise significant
amounts of money by
giving their time, expertise
and resources to help
children in need.