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.

  • Eliza just donated $155.00
  • Pam Lienert just donated $55.92
  • Katherine just donated $120.00
  • Anonymous just donated $55.92
  • Josephine just donated $211.00
  • Stefan just donated $5.00
  • Pointon Family just donated $55.92
  • Pointon just registered for My own idea
  • The final donations are in! just donated $785.00
  • Renee just donated $129.48
  • Ashley just registered for Wear Your Jeans
  • Georgia just donated $79.04
  • Pauline just donated $109.72
  • Kasra just registered for Bake it Blue
  • Sarah just donated $40.00
  • Anna just donated $10.00
  • Kim just donated $90.73
  • Mella just donated $37.00
  • Tracey just donated $280.40
  • Alison just donated $71.00

$2,025,293 raised

$2,500,000 Goal

$2,025,293 raised

$2,500,000 Goal


Research Hours Funded





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

Rather Go Solo?

Get started in 3 easy steps

This year, if you’re wanting to take on the Sofa to 6K Challenge on your own, without being part of a team, you’ll need to create a Facebook fundraising page. 


Your Sofa to 6K Facebook Fundraising Profile will be created once you click the button below and fill in your details! 


Then join the Sofa to 6K Facebook group to access the free training guide, and cheer on your fellow runners! 


It’s so much easier to fundraise on Facebook. Share your progress and watch the donations roll in! 

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