A split image of people running on a large bridge and people running from the start line at the City2Surf. A white circle has orange text reading 'Winter 2023 Running Events' with grey text underneath reading 'Run Melbourne and City2Surf.'
5 Jun

Winter 2023 Running Events

Raise funds while raising your heart rate at these iconic running events this winter! We're encouraging our supporters to get out there and raise vital funds for autism awareness and inclusion while enjoying a great day out at the same time. Keep reading to find out how you can participate and the very special cause your fundraising and donations will support.

Why fundraise for Autism Awareness Australia?

Our mission is simple: to improve the lives of all Australians on the autism spectrum and the people that love, care for and work with them. We pride ourselves on creating and promoting free and evidence-based information, resources, events and support services to support autistic Australians and their loved ones at every stage of life.

This year, 100% of proceeds from our running events will go towards a very specific and special cause: education.

School is a crucial stage in every child’s life - it’s where skills are learned, friendships are made and confidence is built. Every child has the right to a safe and positive schooling experience where they’re supported in their learning and encouraged to be an active participant in their school community.

With your donations, we’re creating an online training platform for educators to access evidence-based information about autism as well as strategies and resources to support the autistic children and young people in their classrooms and learning centres. By addressing communication with parents, cultural sensitivities, classroom strategies and the benefits of inclusive education, educators will be able to support families of diverse backgrounds while also maintaining their own health and wellbeing.

About Run Melbourne

Held on the 16th of July, Run Melbourne is an exciting day out for a wonderful cause. With a dedicated event village with live music, post-run massages, food trucks and shopping, walkers and runners have plenty to look forward to when they cross the finish line.

Run Melbourne has three categories to participate in: 

In preparation for the event, the organisers of Run Melbourne are hosting bi-weekly training runs for participants to familiarise themselves with the course and build up their fitness. Find out more about these training runs and how you can participate here.

Ready to run? Register for Run Melbourne today!

About the City2Surf

Sydney's most iconic running event, the City2Surf has been enabling individuals, groups and organisations to support charities in their vital work for many years. Taking participants through some of Sydney's most beautiful sights, this 14km event is open to all levels of runner and for those who want to walk, stroll and just have fun! 

There are a range of different start waves for the City2Surf, meaning you can join a group that suits your level of fitness and ability. Most of us join the Orange Wave (designed for people walking the race, families and those using strollers or wheelchairs). Find out more about the waves here.

Ready to run? Register for the City2Surf today! Get in touch with us if you have trouble registering, otherwise we'll see you there!