Join an active event

Want to fundraise while doing something active? Then you should join Team Very Special Kids!

By taking part in a fun run, cycling or other active event, you can fundraise for Very Special Kids and improve your health and fitness. We will support you with your fundraising, and you can participate knowing you have a whole team cheering you on.

If you raise over $200, we’ll even send you a Team Very Special Kids top to wear at the event.

Run Melbourne

Sun 21 July


Take on the challenge of running through the city of Melbourne with 5.2km, 10km and 21.1km course options.

Nike Melbourne Marathon

Sun 20 October


From a 3km walk to a full 42.2km marathon, there is a challenge for everyone at the Melbourne Marathon.

Sandy Point Half Marathon

Sun 25 August


Join us for a 5k, 10k or 21.1k run along Melbourne’s beautiful bayside, with the sea breeze in your hair and the city skyline in the distance. It’s a run to remember!

For more information on team Very Special Kids, please contact Taylah on or 1800 888 875.

Our very special active events

24-Hour Treadmill Challenge

Keep the treadmills in motion for 24 hours with your friends and/or work colleagues.

For every minute you spend on the treadmill and every dollar you raise, you’re helping children with a life-limiting condition and their families receive free respite and paediatric palliative care.

Learn more

Autumn Classic

The annual virtual cycling race rallied Melbourne’s cycling community as they competed for the title of highest fundraiser, podium places and ultimate bragging rights.

We are changing gears and a fresh new format is coming in 2024!

Learn more