Get ready to hit the ground running in 2019!

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Come join us at this year’s Run Melbourne on 28 July 2019 and help the Alannah & Madeline Foundation continue our programs that care, prevent and advocate for a brighter future for all Australian children.

Just like Ben ‘Bushy’ Bush, you can achieve a personal challenge as well as help keep kids safe. Ben started running, lost 12kgs and successfully raised more than $3,258 through his Everydayhero page.

“My family and friends saw what I was doing as such a positive thing, both for me personally and the impact fundraising like mine has for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.”

His next challenge is to run a full Marathon this year – go Ben!

To join the Alannah & Madeline Foundation team at this year’s Run Melbourne, contact Amanda Caldwell via or call 03 9697 0613.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us and together we can #KeepKidsSafe.


5km every day for 365 days

He said he was going to do it and he did… 5km every day for 365 days!

Some of the hurdles Adrian experienced throughout his 365 day challenge were injuries, as well as sleep deprivation from having a new baby in the house. This problem was solved by getting a running pram and taking bubs along on his 4am runs. Adrian McCarthy was so inspired by his running mate Luke Raymond’s fundraising efforts, he created his own challenge: to run 5km every day for a year to raise funds for the. He saw a lot of bullying at his son’s school and local sporting clubs and wanted to do something to help. 

Adrian recorded every run on his Everydayhero page to show his supporters how serious he was about achieving his goal. He logged a total of 1,825km over his 12 month fundraising journey and raised $5,651.12, such an incredible result.

Congratulations Adrian for an amazing effort. Your passion and commitment to helping keep kids safe is inspiring - thank you!

If you would like to achieve a personal challenge and help us support children affected by violence and bullying, go to our website to start your fundraising journey. It’s easy and fun – so what are you waiting for?!

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