What is the Buddy Run?
On October 21 step up and say no to bullying at the first ever Buddy Run – the Anti-Bullying Fun Run – at Alexandra Gardens in Melbourne… all families are invited!
The kid-friendly, parent-friendly, cousin-friendly, aunty-and-uncle friendly and grandparent-friendly 1km course means the ENTIRE family can participate together and enjoy a great day out, full of activities for everyone.
The length of the run means all children can compete – and the course is also wheelchair and pram-friendly.
Next to the running course on the day is the Event Village, where there will be heaps of fun entertainment and activities for the whole family, making it a great day out for everyone.
It’s a great way for kids to participate, to learn the importance of raising funds, all while having FUN with their family.
The event will promote the themes of inclusion and respect – and send a clear message that bullying is never ok. With a quarter of kids at school being bullied, there’s never been a better time to step up and say NO to bullying.
So get the whole family involved and join in the Buddy Run!
You can raise funds by asking friends, family, colleagues and your community to help support your family and the cause leading up to the day. After you register, we’ll send you a handy event kit and give you fundraising ideas and help in the lead up to the big day on October 21!
How your fundraising will help
One in four children are bullied during their time in school.
The effect can be severe and can impact self-esteem, behaviour and being able to succeed at school. Being bullied over a long time can contribute to serious mental health issues. These effects can last a lifetime, and we want to make a change and keep fighting against the serious issue that is bullying and cyber bullying.
Our children should feel safe, respected and included.
All funds raised from the event go to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. The Foundation’s programs care for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence; reduce the incidence of bullying, cyber bullying and other cyber risks; and, advocate for the safety and wellbeing of children. Click here to read about how our programs help keep children safe.
Show your support and register today.
Sunday 21 October, 2018
Event Village opens from 10 am
Buddy Run starts from 11 am
Round up your Buddies
and register your team
Ask friends and family to
support you by donating
Step up to the Buddy Run
and say no to bullying