The challenge

What is 86K for a Cure?

86k for a Cure is a month-long fitness challenge taking place this March. You can choose to run or walk throughout the month to complete 86km for the 86 children who are diagnosed with cancer each month in Australia. Register now


How much does it cost to register?

It’s FREE! Simply register here to conquer 86k for the 86 kids.

When is 86K for a Cure?

Your 86km challenge will take place from 1 March - 31 March 2022.

Where is 86K for a Cure?

86K for a Cure is a virtual fitness challenge so you can take part anywhere. In your local area, parks, at the gym or anywhere that suits you.

What if I run or walk more than 86km during March?

You are a Children’s Cancer Institute superstar! Every kilometre you complete will be dedicated to a child diagnosed with cancer.

Do we have to walk OR run or can we cycle or swim?

This is a walk or run challenge for our community, but if you wish to participate doing another activity, that’s ok!

Are there any rewards?

Every participant will receive badges on their online fundraising page when milestones are completed; such as when you get your first donation, log your first kilometre or share your page online.

When you raise $86, you will receive a free 86K for a Cure t-shirt!

How do I log my 86km?

After registering, you will have access to your own personal dashboard where you can connect your fitness tracker or app to the website which will sync automatically. If you do not have access to the tracking apps available, you may manually add your kilometres.

What if I start my 86km before 1 March?

We love your enthusiasm! Your kilometres will be tracked once you connect your app and then we will refresh everyone’s stats on 1 March to start 86K for a Cure together.


Where do the funds I raise go?

You will be raising funds for Children's Cancer Institute who are the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Cancer kills more children than any other disease, so our research is critical. With the brightest brains, cutting-edge facilities, and the greatest determination, we will get the job done.

How do I raise funds?

Our top fundraising tip is to ask your family and friends to support your challenge to help find a cure for childhood cancer. The best ways to fundraise is to:

  • Send emails to friends and family
  • Share your fundraising page on social media

You've got this!

Can I collect cash donations?

All fundraising must be done via your online fundraising page. For more information, please contact events@ccia.org.au

Do I have to fundraise?

Yes please – every dollar you raise will go to Children’s Cancer Institute to help find a cure for the 86 kids who are diagnosed with cancer each month in Australia.

Are donations tax deductable? 

Yes, all donations made to this event are tax deductable and the donor will receive an automated email with a tax deductable receipt as soon as they make their donation.

I have never fundraised before, what support can I expect?

Don't worry, fundraising can be fun & rewarding. We will support you with 'cut & paste' email templates and toolkits to share with your friends and family.