Run for SCARF in 2018: City2Surf, SMH Half-Marathon & Tough Mudder

Run for SCARF in 2018: City2Surf, SMH Half-Marathon & Tough Mudder

If you’re a keen runner or obstacle-courser, or just want to take on a fitness challenge for 2018, then we have an opportunity for you!

You can now take part in the Sun-Herald City2Surf, the Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon or Tough Mudder while making a difference for refugee entrants settling in the Illawarra.

All you have to do is sign-up to the event, create your own fundraising page, and begin fundraising by sharing the page with your family and friends.

By raising money for SCARF, you’ll be helping us to provide holistic, friendship-based support to refugee entrants in our community, ensuring they have the tools to build a secure, happy and thriving life. You can read testimonials from our community about the impact that SCARF has had in their lives here.

Through our fundraising platform, you also have the option of forming or joining a team – perfect for you and your running or fitness pals!

Every donation to your page is 100% tax-deductible. Donors will be issued an automatic receipt.

Run for SCARF in the Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon:

Event date: Sunday 20 May, 2018
Registrations Open: Now
Fundraising Open: Now

Be sure to register as a participant in addition to creating a fundraising page by visiting the SMH Half-Marathon website.

  1. Visit the SMH Half-Marathon website – raising money page and click ‘start fundraising’.
  2. Create your page title, (e.g Running for SCARF), choose your fundraising goal, and search and select ‘SCARF’ from the list of charities.
  3. Follow the prompts to personalise your page (hint – the more you personalise, the more money you’ll raise!).
  4. If you’d like to join the SMH Half-Marathon SCARF Team, scroll down the page and click the ‘Join an existing team’ link on the right hand side. Here’s a step-by-step instruction on joining a team page.
  5. Begin fundraising by sharing your page via social media or email, asking for donations to a worthy cause.
Run for SCARF in the Sun-Herald CitySurf (Sunday, 12 August 2018):

Event date: Sunday 12 August, 2018
Registrations Open*: May
Fundraising Open: Now

*Registrations for City2Surf are not open yet, but you can create your fundraising page and begin fundraising now. Be sure to register as a participant when registrations open in May by visiting the City2Surf website.

  1. Visit the City2Surf website – raising money page and click ‘start fundraising’.
  2. Create your page title, (e.g Running for SCARF), choose your fundraising goal, and search and select ‘SCARF’ from the list of charities.
  3. Follow the prompts to personalise your page (hint – the more you personalise, the more money you’ll raise!).
  4. If you’d like to join the City2Surf SCARF Team, scroll down the page and click the ‘Join an existing team’ link on the right hand side. Here’s a step-by-step instruction on joining a team page.
  5. Begin fundraising by sharing your page via social media or email, asking for donations to a worthy cause.
Run, jump and climb for SCARF in a 2018 Tough Mudder event:

Event date: 17th or 18th November, 2018
Registrations Open: Now
Fundraising Open: Now

  1. Register for a Tough Mudder event by visiting the Tough Mudder website.
  2. Visit the Tough Mudder fundraising site, scroll down, and click on ‘support another cause’.
  3. Create your page title, (e.g Tough for SCARF), choose your fundraising goal, and search and select ‘SCARF’ from the list of charities.
  4. Follow the prompts to personalise your page (hint – the more you personalise, the more money you’ll raise!).
  5. If you’d like to fundraise as a team, click ‘create team’ on the right side-bar.
  6. Begin fundraising by sharing your page via social media or email, asking for donations to a worthy cause.

If you have questions or need any kind of support such as fundraising materials or information on SCARF, please don’t hesitate to contact us at communications@scarfsupport.org.au. A heartfelt thanks in advance for your generosity. We can’t wait to hear how your training and fundraising goes!