What is the Buddy Run?
Buddy Run, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s anti-bullying Fun Run, is a family-friendly event, which includes a 1km run for children.
Held this year at Yarra Park on Sunday 20 October, it aims to promote inclusion, respect and encouraging everyone to say no to bullying. The event will raise awareness and much needed funds to help protect our children against bullying and cyber bullying.
Joining us will be the first official Buddy Run Community Champion, acclaimed children’s author Sally Rippin, to help raise awareness and spread the important anti-bullying message.
Find out more on our Buddy Run community champions here.
After the run, visit the Event Village where kids and families will be entertained with loads of fun-filled, exciting activities. Click here to find out more.
You can raise funds as a family by asking friends, family, colleagues and your community to help support the cause leading up to the day. Your very own online fundraising page will be automatically set up for you when you register which makes raising funds easy to do! There are amazing prizes up for grabs for the top family, group and individual fundraisers!
Click here to find out more about the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s programs and how we work to keep children safe from violence and bullying.
Why we all need to say no to bullying?
One in four children are bullied during their time in school.
One in five children are cyber bullied.
The effects can be severe and can impact self-esteem and being able to succeed at school. Being bullied over a long time can contribute to serious mental health issues.
Our children should feel safe, respected and included.