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The original Father's Day fun run!

Established in 2014, Run With Dad is a community-based charity event that pays tribute to all the special men in our lives, to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

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Did you know, in Australia...

One in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the age of 85.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men.

On average, 55 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.

Have fun with your Dad, family and friends.

Register as an individual or a team to take the virtual Run With Dad challenge from 31 Aug - 6 Sept.

The inaugural Run With Dad was held in Darwin in 2014 with more than 800 participants, since inception the event has raised over $150,000 for prostate cancer.

What started as an idea to raise awareness of men’s health has turned into a popular Father’s Day event. Commencing in Darwin, the event has raised well over $150,000 with close to 5,000 people taking part. We are proud to host events in Darwin, Toowoomba and Gold Coast and have formed a partnership with the It’s a Bloke Thing Foundation.

All money raised in our communities is invested back into the respective regions for the ongoing costs of full-time prostate cancer nurses and associated prostate cancer programs.

Run With Dad founder, Katie Woolf, sadly lost her father to prostate cancer in 2014. Katie says “I realised just how prevalent the disease is within the community and noticed that men don’t openly speak about it in the same way we speak about other forms of cancer. Run with Dad breaks down these barriers and encourages men to get tested.”