The challenge

What is 86K for a Cure?

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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. Although this is designed to be a running and walking challenge, you can cycle, swim, roll, ride or choose any other activity to complete your 86km. Register now


How much does it cost to register?

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It’s FREE! Simply register your interest for 2025 to conquer 86k for the 86 kids and we will let you know as soon as it's open!

When is 86K for a Cure?

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Your 86km challenge will take place from 1 March - 31 March 2025.

Where is 86K for a Cure?

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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?

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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?

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You can conquer your 86km's however you like - walk, run, swim, cycle, roll and together we'll raise funds to find a cure for childhood cancer and help save lives.

Are there any rewards?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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

Cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia, around 12 every month, so our research is critical. For those who do survive, two thirds face the prospect of serious long-term health problems, including organ dysfunction, neurocognitive deficits, impaired fertility and secondary cancer. 

Everything we do at Children’s Cancer Institute is about helping more kids with cancer not only survive their cancer, but go on to live long, healthy lives. You are directly supporting our research effort to pioneer safer, more targeted treatments for children with cancer. 

Find out more about our research at https://www.ccia.org.au/about-the-institute/our-research.

How do I raise funds?

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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?

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

Do I have to fundraise?

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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? 

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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?

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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.

How do I get an 86K for a Cure t-shirt?

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You simply need to raise $86 (or more) for the 86 kids diagnosed with cancer every month and then you'll earn your 86K for a Cure t-shirt to wear proudly throughout your challenge! 

How do I claim my 86K for a Cure t-shirt?

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You no longer need to claim your t-shirt. Once you raise $86 we'll automatically send you your t-shirt! Please allow up to 10 business days for it to arrive. 

When will my 86K for a Cure t-shirt arrive?

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We will ship your package from Sydney via Australia Post. Estimated delivery times are provided here - https://auspost.com.au/service-updates/domestic-delivery-times

Will YOU conquer 86km for the 86 kids who are diagnosed with cancer each month?