The Ballarat Foundation ‘Run for a Cause 2019’ will be the largest mass participation community fun run/walking event in the area with all proceeds going directly to local charities. Heading into its second year Run for a Cause 2019 will be hosting Ballarat’s first half marathon in almost a decade.

Proudly filling the void left by Run Ballarat, ‘Run for a Cause’ brings together schools, businesses and community groups to raise funds and awareness for a particular cause each year, this year’s cause being Early Childhood and helping children start school ready to learn. With a fast, flat course designed by local runners, it will offer people of all abilities a scenic and challenging day out. With distances ranging from 1km to 21kms, and high levels of on course entertainment there will be something for everyone.


This years event is generously supported by local media partners including Pepper, Prime7, The Courier, 3BA, Power FM, and Regent Cinemas.