Sofa to 6k Challenge

People say superheroes wear capes, we say they wear runners. Challenge yourself, your mates, or workplace to run, raise funds, and find cures for children's genetic diseases.

Registrations are now closed, but we’ll be back in 2024. Register your interest below.

Together we can beat children's genetic diseases

How Workplaces and Teams Make a Difference

Help Children’s Medical Research Institute find cures for the 1 in 20 kids facing a birth defect or genetic disease like cancer.
We need everyday people to become superheroes, so put on your runners, register your workplace or team, and take up the challenge!


Register your Workplace or Team to run in the Sofa to 6k challenge. Invite your friends and colleagues to set individual running goals.


Start training with our free guide designed by sports scientists! Each run you log on your online profile July 1st-31st goes towards your final score.


Use your online page to collect and track donations. Ask your friends to go without one coffee and sponsor you to run for cures for sick kids.


Show them you’re up to the challenge! Run your 6kms or other personal goal  from August 1st to August 4th – Jeans for Genes Day!

Your Impact

Real kids, real stories

It can affect you out of nowhere.

You probably know someone who has a condition that is being researched by the team at Children's Medical Research Institute, and they're so close to doing something incredible. Abbey's mum, Irene


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