Australian Running Festival 2021
5km run l 10km run l Half Marathon (21km) | Marathon (42km)
Join Team Wish in Canberra
Join thousands of runners from around the country and be a part of the iconic Canberra Times Australian Running Festival!
Join Team Wish for the chance to experience the nation's capital on foot, and make wishes come true for sick kids at the same time - with the chance to run free when you raise $500 or more.
Perks of joining Team Wish
Run for FREE
Raise $500 or more and we'll refund your registration fee
Official Team Wish singlet
Raise $50 and you'll get an official Team Wish singlet to train in
Access our fundraising experts and online toolkit to help smash your goals
How it works
Joining Team Wish
Personalise your fundraising page with your story of why you're taking on the challenge. Then share it with friends and family, collect donations and help make wishes come true. Every dollar counts!
Don't forget, when you raise over $500, we'll refund your registration fee!
Make your way to King George Terrace, Canberra for the big event on 13-14 April 2019. Give it your best and know that wherever you place, you're part of the team making wishes come true for sick kids across the country.
Run for free
Raise $500 or more and we'll refund your registration fee!
I don’t think people realise how important wishes are for kids. They are going through hell and it gives them a distraction and something to look forward to.Beni’s mum - Beni, 11 wished to meet WWE hero
Got a question? We're here to help!
Yes, of course! When you raise money for Make-A-Wish, our expert Fundraising team is available at every step of the way to support you.
Call us on 1800 032 260 or email [email protected] anytime - we're here to help.
From the Make-A-Wish event or celebration page, follow the link to build, personalise and share your page - it only takes a few moments.
- Create and personalise your page. Add a photo and tell people why you're helping make kids wishes come true - your friends want to hear your story.
- Aim high, and tell people why. Fundraisers who tell potential donors what their target is -and what it will achieve - raise 74% more than those who don’t.
- Spread the word. Share your page with family and friends, and let the world know you're making a difference for kids with life-threatening illnesses all over Australia. #makeawishAustralia
- Keep your page fresh. Update donors and potential donors about your event preparation and fundraising progress - what you're inspired by, any hurdles you've come across, what you're enjoying etc.
For more fundraising ideas and tips to reach your goal, get in touch with us.
Everydayhero is a secure online fundraising platform that enables everyone to fundraise for causes they care about.
Make-A-Wish Australia has chosen everydayhero to help our supporters fundraise because it is simple, secure and easy for all.
Your friends and family can make a donation online anytime, helping bring wishes to life and supporting you at the same time!
Everydayhero securely processes all donations from your fundraising page, attributing these to your campaign and depositing total funds raised into Make-A-Wish Australia's bank account.
Everydayhero will issue donation receipts to all supporters - all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Please note, transactions will appear as 'Everyday Hero' on supporter's bank statements.
Every year, thousands of Australian children are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness like cystic fibrosis, a heart condition, or cancer.
This year, Make-A-Wish will support 700 kids on a wish journey, helping them discover that anything is possible.
Together, we can make even more unforgettable wishes come true, opening up a new world of hope and opportunity.