Frequently Asked questions
How to log or track your run?
Your run (or walk) can take place anywhere, at any time over the weekend of Friday, January 17th to Sunday January 19th, 2020. Register online and can sign up for either the 5km event or 21.1km event.
Log your weekends relief run activity via our Strava Challenge –
Any distance over 5km will earn you a Strava finisher’s badge.
We welcome runners of all abilities to join us for this important cause.
While you can participate solo, some of us are choosing to rally together and are holding community Relief Run events around the world. We encourage you to share this event as wide as you can and register your own Club event. Many organised runs have been listed on the community page.
Manual and treadmill entries are accepted. All activities logged during the Challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than two days after the Challenge ends.
All activities count towards the challenge, that includes “Only You”, “Followers Only” and “Everyone”.
Can I donate without running? Or donate extra?
You can make donations by clicking here. This can be any amount and all proceeds go to The Red Cross.
What is the Relief Run
How can I record my run
Remember – it is not compulsory for you to “record” or “register” your run.
Are there any fees deducted from in my registration payment?
After the relief run reaches a total of $A600,000 Stripe has reduced fees, each subsequent $A50 registration fee from AUSTRALIA will not incur any processing fee and international orders will incur a reduced fee of 2.8% + A$0.15 – this will be taken off your $A50 fee and not added on top of the transaction.
When will the money be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund
What is a virtual race
How far do we have to run if we sign up as a team of 2?
Can I do this anytime before or after the 17-19th Jan?
How do I submit my results
How do I organise a community run and get it listed on your website?
The most common way that groups have been creating their community runs around the world has been to:
+ arrange details for a group run (date, time, location, distance, contact).
+ get your community to register as individuals on www.reliefrun.com.au
+ you could put the event up as a facebook event
+ share the details with us and we will share it on our platform*
*Please provide the following details to [email protected] to be listed
Here is some social collateral – feel free to use: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c9va8ufld9292u2/AADXsz2o741MhFKeJezOGZCXa?dl=0
When will my community run show on the wesbite?
My friends want to donate to my run, how do they do this?
We currently do not have individual fundraising pages and/or links available for individual participants to use for fundraising.
Alternatively, we encourage those wanting to individually fundraise, to send friends and family directly to the organisation that they would like to be raising money for or to create a fundraising page on another platform.
I am not from Australia, can I still participate?
Can I complete my runs in two separate runs?
How do I know that this is legitimate?
A screenshot of all of our transactional activity including registrations and waived transactional fees (thanks to Stripe who have agreed to waive all credit card fees) will be made and given to the Australian Red Cross, to correspond with the donation sum.
Is this tax deductible?
Relief Run will be donating 100% of registration fees to the Australian Red Cross by January 31st, 2020.
To make a tax deductible donation please click here