Sponsors & Contacts

Principal Sponsors




The Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd (HWT) has entered into an agreement with CityLink to bring to Melbourne a fun run that is an iconic event in support of Victoria’s best-loved charitable cause.

HWT, through its flagship newspaper, the Herald Sun has had a long and proud association with the Good Friday Appeal.

The Appeal originated in 1931 when a group of Herald and Weekly Times’ employees got together with sports officials to run a sports carnival that raised money for the hospital, then struggling in the grip of the Great Depression.



CityLink is proud to be Presenting Partner with the Herald Sun in Run for the Kids 2017.

We have something unique to offer; this event – a course that gives you a chance to run below, above and alongside the Yarra River.

This is a ‘must run’ event for the serious athlete and the fun runner – a rare opportunity to run in CityLink’s Domain Tunnel and on the Bolte Bridge before pushing on to the finish at Kings Domain.

CityLink welcomes the opportunity to be so closely involved in this special event to launch the Good Friday Appeal.

We hope everyone that runs this amazing course enjoys the experience of running on CityLink, seeing Melbourne as you’ve never seen it before, and of supporting Victoria’s premier community fundraising effort.

Transurban is the owner of CityLink, the presenting partner and co-founder of this wonderful event. We are committed to investing back into communities that support our roads. As well as providing you this course for a unique running experience, we are supporting community organisations through grant funding.



Corporate Sponsors



Mazda Australia is proud to be sponsoring Run for the Kids in 2017.

When Run for the Kids began in 2005, Mazda was one of the first corporates to commit to the event and we’ve been there for the kids ever since.

Over the years, Run for the Kids has raised millions of dollars to help the families that require the specialist care that only the Royal Children’s Hospital can give.

So to reward those supporting one of Melbourne’s favourite charity events, every Victorian participant who signs up to walk or run will go into the draw to win one of Australia’s most popular cars, the stylish and sporty Mazda3 Maxx.

We’re proud to be partnering Run for the Kids once again and inspiring that famous Zoom-Zoom spirit for the 12th year running.




Nike has a longstanding commitment to support programs which are focused on youth; Run for the Kids is a fantastic way to support the efforts of the Good Friday Appeal. Not only will this event entice the community to get active and achieve great personal goals, it will also provide support to a very worthy cause.





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Whether you’re looking for the perfect Melbourne memory to treasure, wanting to absorb our art and culture, hoping to sample from our famous cafes and restaurants, or eager to delve into our renowned shopping services – you’ll find everything you need in Melbourne’s city centre. So take some time to step into the city you know and discover the city you don’t.

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The Athlete’s Foot is a proud Corporate Sponsor of Run for the Kids.


The Athlete’s Foot is Australia’s largest athletic footwear retailer stocking over 50 premium brands across over 130 stores nationally. Our teams are passionate about helping everyone in the local community find their perfect fit and provide caring, professional service and quality products. Visit one of our stores and discover the perfect fit for your foot type using our exclusive fitting technology FITZI®. Whether it’s running, school, work, sports, walking or a specialist fit, we will ensure you get the comfort, performance and support you need from your footwear.


Metro Trains Melbourne

Metro Trains Melbourne is thrilled to have a partnership with Run for the Kids.

Metro Trains Melbourne operates a large rail network comprising 15 lines, 218 stations and over 800km of track.  Our vision is a proud railway for everyone, every day. We strive to provide you with a great journey by focusing on safety, punctuality, reliability and customer service.

We also work with a broad range of charities and community groups including Run for the Kids.

We hope you enjoy this important event on Melbourne’s fundraising calendar.




 Media Partners

Seven is Australia’s largest commercial television network, our television programming reaches more than nine in ten Australians every week. The Seven Network is committed to a major presence in Australian life, an involvement extending beyond television and encompassing major events of local and national importance.

The Seven Network is a long standing major partner of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Our association with the Run for the Kids is an extension of our commitment to the community and the Royal Children’s Hospital.





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The team at Nova play nonstop fresh hits across your workday, plus are the home of Australia’s number one Drive show Kate, Tim & Marty!

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Official Supporters


The Modi™ Apple was originally conceived by Italian Apple growers in Ferrara Italy and is a cross between the Gala and Liberty apple which gives the apple a mature well rounded flavour that’s not too sweet or too tart.

In Australia it is exclusively grown in the Goulbourn Valley by a small select number of growers. There are ten growers in total who guard the growing and harvesting conditions very closely ensuing that each Modi™ is delivered to apple lovers exactly the same throughout the season.

The 2017 season of Modi™ will be ‘off the tree’ which means that the fruit will be picked off the tree and sent directly to stores without being stored for months at a time like other varieties. This will result in having the freshest fruit throughout the season.








Coates Hire Limited is Australia’s largest equipment hire company with over 125 years experience in industry, supplying to a wide variety of markets including Engineering and Building Construction & Maintenance, Mining & Resources, Manufacturing, Government, and Events.







VicRoads purpose is to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to communities throughout Victoria by managing the Victorian arterial road network and its use as an integral part of the overall transport system.
VicRoads manages over 22,000 kilometres of roads and 3133 bridges and processes more than 22 million transactions a year for 3.7 million licensed drivers and 4.9 million registered vehicles. These road and registration and licensing services are delivered by around 3000 staff through a network of more than 50 offices located across the state.





High5 is a UK company run by athletes. Combining our practical no-nonsense approach with the latest developments in sports science, means that High5 products are always leading edge and 100% fit for purpose.

We continually test our products and get athlete feedback. High5 is the on-course nutrition at more than 300 races and events in the UK. We take great pride that for over 20 years we have produced some of the very best sports nutrition products available and helped athletes (including ourselves) reach their sporting objectives.



Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is delighted to support Run for the Kids by providing the legal services associated with the event.

As one of Australia’s leading law firms, we act for a wide range of corporate, commercial and government clients.

We are also aware of our responsibilities as a corporate citizen and are proud to support a number of worthwhile charitable and non-profit organisations through our pro bono program, which also facilitates access to justice for select individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford legal services.




Official Suppliers

Sport Projects

Sport Projects is a sport and events management consultancy designed to be flexible and dynamic in keeping with the nature of the industry.
Sport Projects specialises in the planning and delivery of road events, with an experienced team expert in applying risk management and sport management methodology to racing and mass participation events.

Sport Projects provide a representative to the organising committee for the event and are responsible for the operations and logistics for Run for the Kids.


GTA Consultants

GTA Consultants is one of Australia’s largest transportation consultancies. We plan, design and deliver the transport infrastructure and services required to support the built environment.

Our services are built around the project lifecycle. We advise from initial planning and feasibility through engineering and design to delivery on the ground.

We work for both government and private industry around the country, with a guiding philosophy based on delivering progressive and integrated land use and transport planning outcomes


Yarra Trams

Yarra Trams operates Melbourne’s entire tram network which is the biggest operating tram network in the world with 250 kilometres of double track. This is made up of 29 tram routes and the free City Circle tourist tram and utilizes 487 trams.


Jump Media & Marketing

Jump Media & Marketing is a specialist sports marketing and media agency delivering excellence, world-class expertise and ‘inside-the-business’ knowledge to the sports industry. Jump develop and execute high impact, innovative and results-driven sports marketing, communications media productions and events.

Working closely with the Herald and Weekly Times, Jump sits on the event organising committee and is responsible for the media, public relations, event marketing and sponsorship sales and leverage activities for Victoria’s largest mass-participation fun run.

Jump is ideally placed to maximise Australia’s passion for sport and has successfully provided integrated marketing and communications solutions for organisations of all sizes across many segments of the sports industry. If you would like a communication program that resonates, a marketing and multimedia campaign that extends your audience, or an event to remember – Jump aboard