Young man running in blue singlet and backwards cap Young man running in blue singlet and backwards cap

The Canberra Times Fun Run

The Canberra Times Fun Run

Sunday, 03 Nov 2024

2km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km races

Join Team Wish in Canberra this November!

Canberra, get ready for a day full of determination, adrenaline, inspiration and, of course, fun at this year's Canberra Times Fun Run on 3 November 2024

There are 4 distances to choose from (21.1K, 10K, 5K or 2 kids run) where you can enjoy a fast, flat course that takes you past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the National Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin – the centrepiece of Canberra.

The event village is full of even more fun too. Join us and enjoy the live entertainment, the family-friendly kids' area and soak up the exciting atmosphere as you warm-up for and cool-down from the race.

Grab your mates, start training and join over 5,000 runners challenging themselves and setting new PBs.

How it works

Joining Team Wish

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 Rond Terrace, Parkes for the big event on 3 November 2024. 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 join 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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