Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival

3km walk l 5km run l 10km run l Half Marathon (21km) | Marathon (42km)
13 October 2024

Join Team Wish in Melbourne

The event is set in the heart of Melbourne with event courses running through Yarra Park, St Kilda, Flinders Street, the Shrine of Remembrance and finishing with one lap of the iconic MCG.

Join Team Wish for the chance to experience one of the world's most liveable cities on foot, and make wishes come true for sick kids at the same time.

How it works

Joining Team Wish

Head to the official Melbourne Marathon website to sign up for your place in the event. During registration, you'll be asked to nominate a cause you care about - be sure to add Make-A-Wish!

Got a place already? Join Team Wish by creating a fundraising page

Got your place? Great! You can now officially join Team Wish by creating your fundraising page. It's easy to do and only takes a couple of minutes to set up.

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!

Make your way to Batman Avenue, Melbourne for the big event. 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.

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

WHY RUN FOR TEAM WISH?

Wish kids need stars like you!

Right now more than 900 critically ill children are waiting for their wish.

By joining Team Wish, you can help bring more life-changing wishes to life. Make a lasting impact to seriously ill kids and their families across Australia by signing up today!

Make A Wish Australia Children's Charity - Kael on his wish with the teenage mutant ninja turtles

FAQs

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.

  • Create and personalise your fundraising 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.

No problem! We're here to help. Let us know your question by emailing [email protected] or calling the Fundraising team on 1800 032 260.

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