The Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd (HWT) has entered into an agreement with Transurban 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.

Strengthening communities is at the heart of our business and we have been a proud partner of Run for the Kids since the start, to support a cause close to Victorians hearts.

Each year we welcome the opportunity to open our road and give people the unique experience of running or walking on CityLink all in the name of the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

Mazda Australia is proud to be a sponsor of Run for the Kids.

Run for the Kids has raised millions to help the families of those kids affected by illness receive the kind of care only the Royal Children’s Hospital can provide.

At Mazda we are committed to doing what we can to help those in need, which is why since 2006, we’ve been there every step of the way as one of the founding major sponsors of this important and exciting event.

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.

City of Melbourne is proud to sponsor Run for the Kids and more than one hundred events annually.

From outdoor dining on the waterfront, to secret gardens and hidden laneway markets, there’s always something new to discover in the city.

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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 Chemist Warehouse run club is gearing up to participate in the Run with Raffi team for the upcoming Run for the Kids in Melbourne on Sunday March 19 to help raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital’s Good Friday Appeal.

With a close personal connection to the life-saving work and care of the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Chemist Warehouse team is committed to raising as much money as possible for the Good Friday Appeal and helping to make a difference to the community of sick kids and their families.

The Run with Raffi team was inspired by Raffi Verrocchi after he was diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2020 when he was just two years old.

As direct beneficiaries of the incredible care and support provided from the hospital, Raffi’s parents Nicole and Matt Verrocchi alongside the Chemist Warehouse family are hitting the fundraising trail and encouraging as many people as possible to participate in the Run for the Kids.

The Chemist Warehouse run club will have team members running and walking across both the 4.6km short course and 14.6km long course, with the team donning custom Run with Raffi tee-shirts and race bibs.

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.

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.

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