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Take on a Challenge

Taking on a challenge event can be a great way of supporting our work, and we’ve rounded up some exciting ideas below. These are just examples, and we’d welcome your support through any event you take on – there are so many to choose from across Australia! It’s super simple to get involved.

  1. Pick your challenge
  2. Create your fundraising page here
  3. Register directly to your event
  4. Get started!

Any questions? Would like to discuss an idea or event? Get in touch at or call us on 02 4862 2768. 

If you would like to donate to someone already taking part in one of these fantastic events for Rare Cancers Australia, you can donate here.


The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run & Cole Classic

NSW, Sydney, February 3rd & 4th 2018
Participate in the iconic Cole Classic, with a 1km, 2km or 5km swim - or the Sun Run, with both 10km and 7km distances

Swim or run to help support Australian's battling Rare and Less Common Cancers, by raising much needed funds. With a myriad of courses in both the running and swimming events, there is an event suitable for all levels of fitness.

Register for the event here 


Rottnest Channel Swim

Western Australia, Rottnest Island, Sunday 24th February 2018
Swim the 19.7km course from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island 

Take part in this highly regarded open water event to support the important work of Rare Cancers Australia. The swim starts at Cottesloe Beach, and finishes up on Rottnest Island nearly 20km away, on their biggest day of the year. There is also a 3km and 1km option 'Cotto Swim' that you can alternatively be a part of, giving everyone the opportunity to be part of the fun and excitement on the day.

Registration for the event opens soon!


Newcrest Orange Challenge

New South Wales, Orange, Sunday 4th March 2018 
With a choice 70km, 100km, and 170km events

In the style of a European one-day classic, the Newcrest Orange Challenge is no easy cycle. There are no shortcuts. The quiet and car-free country roads are punctuated with sharp, tough climbs, never ending hills and challenging road surfaces that will put all of your training to the test. Take part in an event of your choice, and help over 52,000 Australian's that will be diagnosed with a rare cancer this year.

Register for the event here


Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon

New South Wales, Sydney, Sunday 20th May 2018

Take part in the iconoc Sydney Half-Marathon, and help raise much needed funds for Australian's living with a rare or less common cancer. Registrations for the event open soon.