Run For The Kids 2020

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The Herald Sun/Transurban Run for the Kids is one of Victoria's most loved events.

The Herald Sun/Transurban Run for the Kids is a community event, and its primary aim is to raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

The Herald and Weekly Times, through its flagship newspaper, the Herald Sun, has had a long and proud association with the Good Friday Appeal. The Appeal originated in 1931 when a group of Herald and Weekly Times' employees got together with sports officials to run a sports carnival that raised money for the hospital, then struggling in the grip of the Great Depression.

The Appeal was maintained, funded and nurtured by the Herald and Weekly Times, and since 1956, by television partner Channel Seven.

After a spectacular debut in 2006, the Herald Sun/Transurban Run for the Kids has grown to one of Victoria's largest mass-participation fun runs with participants experiencing a tremendous thrill running over a great course for a great cause. 2020 marks the 15th anniversary event, and some special anniversary celebrations are planned for the occasion.

The event is proud of its position as one of the single biggest fundraising contributors to the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. To date the event has raised over $18.6 million for the Appeal.

In 2020, the event aspires to reach $20million in total fundraising.

The Royal Children's Hospital improves the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents through leadership in healthcare, research and education. Nearly all families come into direct contact with the work of the hospital at some stage, either through the care of their own children or through friends or family. It is a great children's hospital that leads the way, and we are thankful for the 25,000+ runners who hit the streets of Melbourne each year to support this important cause by running for the kids.

Long Course - 15km

The long course route has been revised based on course feedback received from entrants after the 2019 event.

We are delighted to return the course distance to 15km, in time to celebrate our 15th birthday.

Unfortunately, due to the traffic congestion created by the event around the Royal Children's Hospital and the concerns this raises for those seeking to attend the Hospital for treatment, it has not been possible to include the Hospital in the course route for 2020.

We are pleased to be able to include the Domain Tunnel in the course route again in 2020, along with an improved finish line location within Docklands Park.

Woodlea Short Course - 5.2km

The 2020 Woodlea Short course route is similar to the 2019 route with a few small tweaks based on course feedback received from entrants after the 2019 event.

We are delighted to once again include the Bolte Bridge in the Woodlea Short Course route, although in 2020 entrants will cross the Bolte in the southbound direction (the opposite direction to 2019).

The finish line has been relocated to Docklands Park, which will provide more space and a garden location to relax after completing your event.

❊ When & Where ❊

Date: Sunday 29th March 2020

Times: 7:30am - 1:30pm



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