Fundraising FAQs

Run for a Cause - What is it?
The 'Run for a Cause - Run for Free' initiative was produced in 2008 to create a goal for those fundraisers whom may not have chosen to fundraise without seeing the initiative. With research, it was noted that fundraisers are motivated to raise more if a target is suggested to them, and since the inception of this cause there has been a significant increase in the amount of funds raised for charities and not-for-profit organisations involved in the Sydney Running Festival. The target per event and the initiative itself has been agreed upon by both the event owners, and each partnering charity of the event.

Fundraising - How it works?
When registering for Blackmores Sydney Running Festival simply select a charity to support from the drop down menu. Within a week you will receive an email from GoFundraise asking you to activate your personalised fundraising page. 

GoFundraise: Forgotten Password/did not receive email with password?
If you want to setup your fundraising page yourself, please visit [2016 GoFundraise LINK COMING SOON]. If you're having difficulty logging into an existing account, please contact

Rebate - How it works? 
The rebate if claimed is attained from funds raised by the individual and not the event organisers. This is because there are significant costs involved in event production and management that the entry fee is used to cover. For this reason, our online fundraising provider, Go Fundraise, facilitates the rebate process.

For more information on the initiative as well as the terms and conditions, please visit: Run for a Charity Info

How to claim your rebate?
Your rebate can only be claimed post event as per the 'Run for a Cause - Run for Free' initiative's terms and conditions. At this time, a 'Claim Rebate' button will appear on your individual fundraising page (hosted on the website). 

For more information on the targets per event, please visit: Run for a Charity Info

If you believe your rebate button is not appearing due to an error, please contact the support team at GoFundraise whom manage the webpages, on

Submitting a Charity application/tender list?
Charity applications are accessed post event each year. We can add your charity to the tender list to reach out to when we are taking applications. You will be required to address a proposal as spaces are limited and are highly sought after. Charity partners are selected based on requirements of the event and their previous involvement. For more information please contact

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