The Herald Sun/Transubran Run for the Kids (R4K) will be held for the fourteenth time on Sunday 7 April 2019. The new course for 2019 takes in many of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks, buildings and locations, including passing the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The new course highlights the diversity of our city whilst directly acknowledging its strong connection to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Importantly, for the first time both the long and short courses will travel across the Bolte Bridge.
R4K has become the most iconic fun run in Melbourne and is expected to once again attract up to 35,000 entrants. The Herald & Weekly Times Pty Ltd (HWT) first organised the event in April 2006, in association with CityLink. Since its inception the event has hosted more than 250,000 participants and raised more than $17.1 million for the Good Friday Appeal.
In 2019, R4K will include two new individual run courses within the event - a Long Course (12.8km) and the ‘Woodlea’ Short Course (5.2km).
It goes without saying that this wonderful event could not be staged without the dedication and hard work of our team of volunteers. Behind the scenes the event relies on more than 800 volunteers to assist with drink stations, man our most unique of courses, get our runners underway from the start, greet them at the finish line and cheer the runners on their way.
Volunteering is a terrific way to get involved, be part of the team and make your contribution, helping to raise vital funds for the 2019 Good Friday Appeal.
Lunch is provided, and all volunteers receive a free tshirt and cap.