Fundraise FAQs


What is the ‘Run for Free’ Initiative?

Run for Free is a fundraising initiative where if you fundraise $500 via our fundraising partner platform, Grassrootz, for one of our official charity partners in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, the cost of your ticket rebated to you, meaning you'll run for FREE!

Who do I contact if I need fundraising support?

Our fundraising partner is Grassrootz. If you have any questions to do with your fundraising page, you can contact them using live chat (if you are logged in) or by emailing

How do I claim the Run for Free rebate?

Once you hit your $500 goal on your Grassrootz Fundraising Page, you'll receive an email with a link to claim your Run for Free rebate. Fill out the form linked to that email and the charity you have fundraised for will be notified, and then responsible for rebating the cost of your ticket to you so you can run for free. You will need to claim your rebate by September 15, 2019.  If you don't claim your Run for Free rebate by that date, then the charity that you fundraised for will no longer be responsible for rebating you the cost of your ticket.


I am a charity organisation and I would like to submit a charity application/tender to be an official partner of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.

For more information or for an application form please contact

Who do I contact if I need fundraising support?

Naming Rights Partner
Major Partners
Strategic Sponsors
Government Stakeholders
Supporters & Suppliers
Sister Events
Event Organiser & Event Owner
Headline Charity Partners