The Ballarat Foundation’s Run for a Cause is going virtual this November
Challenge yourself, friends and family to run or walk as far as you can during the month of November and help raise much needed funds for the Ballarat Reads program.

Register before November 1 and you can nominate your own registration fee! Run for a Cause Virtual will see you set your own challenge to complete over the month of November.

Create a profile, set your goal, log your distance travelled as you go and most importantly raise funds to help us deliver free books to Ballarat children.

Want to complete the equivalent of a marathon over a month? How about two? Or three? Want to challenge yourself to complete at least 5km per day? It's up to you. Tailor your goal to what you want to achieve and then get moving!

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The Dolly Parton Imagination Library - a program within Ballarat Reads - provides children in Ballarat with a free book every month from the age of 0 to 5. The books are especially chosen for their age and developmental stage so that when they get to school, books are already a part of their life.

The research is clear: children who have access to books before they get to school are more likely to succeed. Children who cannot access books or who do not develop a love of reading, start the race behind and often never catch up.

The Imagination Library has already been able to change the lives of 724 children. The money you raise will help us to provide this program to more children in our community, giving them the best start in life.

Every dollar makes a difference, so this year you can nominate your own registration fee.

Not able to participate in the virtual Challenge? You can still make a difference by donating here

All proceeds will go directly to The Ballarat Reads Program.

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*All donations are tax-deductible.
A receipt will be issued once the donation has been processed