1 in 20 kids are born with a birth defect or genetic disease. Join us at this year’s Run Melbourne and help beat childhood disease.

Run Melbourne 2017

You don’t have to be a professional runner to join the team, we will help you every step of the way to achieve your goals. You can run as a general entry runner or a Champion Runner in this year’s event. Challenge yourself with a half-marathon, 10km or 5km distance run…

Click below to register as a general entrant, and pick Children’s Medical Research Institute as your charity.



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If you choose to join us as an exclusive Champion Charity runner and as part of the team you will receive:

  • Free Registration
  • Champion Charity Personalised Bib
  • Start in the exclusive Champion Charity starting point ahead of the pack
  • Support and Advice from Team CMRI to help you reach your fundraising and training targets
  • Team CMRI running shirt
  • Run with passion as you know you are helping to raise much needed funds to help all children have the happy and healthy life, they deserve.

As a champion runner, we ask that you raise a minimum of $1,000 to fill your place and receive free entry.



Are You In?


Not sure you are ready to be a Champion Runner this year? All good, we would still love to have you part of the team as a general entry runner You can set yourself a personalized fundraising target and still receive all the amazing support from Team CMRI and running shirt to rock on the day.

Can’t wait to see you at the start line!




This is why we run…

Jazzy is a beautiful, bright and cheeky 5 yr old girl. But Jazzy is no ordinary little kid… Jazzy was diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta before she was even born! Better known as Brittle Bone Syndrome, Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a condition that prevents bones from developing normally and makes them incredibly fragile so that the smallest things can cause them to fracture – it’s very painful.

For the first 4 weeks of her life, Jazzy was in high risk care, fighting for her life.

Her parents had to be trained to handle her, because the simplest tasks like bathing, changing or even hugging Jazzy could fracture her bones. She had to have regular infusions of medications.

Over her short life, 5 yr old Jazzy has had 15 surgeries. She wears a superhero costume to every procedure she’s had because she believes ‘superhero’s kick butt in surgery’. In the past, she has faced her operations as Batman, Cat woman and Twilight Sparkles

We think Jazzy is even braver than these superheroes. She is funny and smart and takes on every hurdle with a big, beautiful smile.

As we get closer to Run Melbourne, we are reminded why we are taking on this challenge, and why raising money for research is so important. Because children like Jazzy are facing battles that no child should have to, and we want them to know that they are not alone and we are right behind them, fighting with them, every step of the way.