Event Village

Buddy Run 2019 includes so much more than simply the 1km anti-bullying fun run! 

The entertaining Event Village also returns for our second year, with even more entertainment, food trucks and activities for everyone, from toddlers to grandparents. 

The event village opens at 10am so we encourage you to come down before the race begins.

Our coffee cart will be there early for all of the parents in need of a coffee fix!

Don’t miss out on our warm up at 10:30am featuring fitness guru Ellie Bell with some help from some furry friends including our very own Buddy Bear!

After the race, be entertained with our stage performers including The Kazoos, Johnny Young Talent School performers and acoustic singer Belle Lynch.

There will be loads of activities for kids on the day including

  • Face painting
  • Hair braiding
  • Henna artists
  • Giant lawn games
  • Arts and crafts marquee

AND sporting activities presented by 

  • Cricket Australia
  • Richmond Football Club
  • Melbourne Ice Hockey

Roving entertainers will keep the kids busy with our special Purple Fairy making balloon twisters, Alex the Magician, hula hoopers, jugglers, Cricket Victoria Big Bash mascots, Richmond Football Club mascots…. the list goes on!

Don’t forget to bring gold coins to take part in the activities in the Event Village!

We will have a great selection from our food trucks so stay for lunch – burgers, spiral chips, picnic platters, hot dogs, Vietnamese food, donuts – we will have all tastebuds covered!

There’ll also be some great giveaways up for grabs for the kids 😊

We will have our Alannah & Madeline programs tent with staff on hand to talk to about all the work that we are doing to keep children safe from bullying and cyberbullying.

So plan to stick around after the race – put Sunday 20 October, 10am to 2pm in your calendar so you don’t miss the fun after the family-friendly 1km run!