Fundraising FAQ

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When is the fun run and how far do I have to run?


Great question!

All events are occurring on Sunday October 15th.

And you don't even have to run! The Melbourne Marathon offers a range of distances from 3km to the full marathon. The races all start near Rod Laver Arena and end in the MCG.

The 3km walk starts at 11:45am.

The 5.7km run starts at 11:30am.

The 10km run starts at 7:30am.

The half marathon starts at 8am.

The marathon starts at 7am.


How can we fundraise?


Everyone will have a profile on an online fundraising platform called Raisely which will be live shortly.

You can customise your profile and share it with your networks who will be able to donate through the online fundraising platform.

You can also collect cash donations and we can add this through the platform later. Watch this space!

Do we need to register for the race?


Yes! You will need to register on the Melbourne Marathon website for the particular race event that you are entering e.g the 5.7km.

This is separate from your fundraising page - both need to be made.

The registration cost ranges from $40 (cheaper for under 16s) to $155 depending on the event you are entering.

Unfortunately, as a small organisation we don't have the capacity to pay for everyone's registration up front. However, we will reimburse half of your registration cost if you fundraise $300, and all of your registration if you fundraise $500.

What if I've never fundraised before?


Don't worry! Fundraising is easier than you might think. If there's one thing we've learnt from fundraising ourselves over the past few years, it's that people LOVE supporting their friends.  

We will provide you with some useful resources to kickstart your fundraising and will support you the whole way.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, you can also contact Marta, our Fundraising Officer, at 

How much time do I need to commit?


That really depends on you! However the more you put into this experience... the more you will get out of it (cheesy but true!). It is about how much effort YOU can afford to give, what YOU want to learn, and what YOU want to give to Climate for Change. We will be there to support whatever you do.

In terms of training, this will again depend on how far you are running and how fit you are already. Melbourne Marathon have put together some training plans that you can follow. They also have Wednesday evening and Sunday morning training sessions starting from August 6th. Depending on the appetite we can organise training sessions together too.

In terms of fundraising, it's possible to run a very successful fundraising campaign over just a couple of weeks but the more prep the better!

How much money do I have to raise?


There is no minimum we require of you - every bit helps!

However, as a guide:

  • most people find that $300 is the minimum they will raise from simply asking their friends and family 
  • $500 is the average people raise through a fun run 
  • many fundraisers are surprised and end up raising over $1,000

I'm a bit uncomfortable asking people for money. Is there another way?


There are many ways you can fundraise.

However, if you can pluck up the confidence to ask, we guarantee you'll be surprised at people's reactions. Not only are they likely to say yes, but they may even thank you for giving them an opportunity to make a difference! Most people love to give to make the world better! And they'll often give more than if you do an event or sell something.

This Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer may help.


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