FAQs

THE BASICS

WHAT?

Walk or run 6,000 steps a day, every day in May to raise money for research into genetic diseases and childhood cancers.

WHEN?

Every day throughout May, 2021

WHERE?

You can walk around your local neighbourhood, walk to work, walk at the beach, walk on a treadmill, or wherever you like!

HOW MANY Ks?

For the average person, 6,000 steps is approximately 6 kms.

REGISTRATION

IS REGISTRATION FREE?

Yes, registration is free, so make sure to invite your friends and family to join you!

FUNDRAISING

HOW DO I FUNDRAISE?

We encourage you to raise as much money as you can by inviting friends, family and colleagues to support you. You’ll have your own personal fundraising page, and we’ll be sending you lots of helpful tips along the way to make fundraising easy!

HOW DOES IT WORK WITH INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM TOTALS?

When you fundraise to your personal page, your donations go towards your team total. People may also donate directly to your team, however, this will not be tallied to your individual totals.

TRAINING

6,000 STEPS EVERY DAY SEEMS LIKE A LOT, CAN I MANAGE IT?

Definitely! And we will we send you some awesome training tips and encouraging messages along the way to help. We’re here to help you get fit, have fun, and raise money for lifesaving research.

TEAMS

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE IN A TEAM?

It’s completely up to you. There’s no limit to the amount of people in a team… the more the merrier!

HOW DO I CREATE A TEAM?

When you register you will be prompted to Create a team or Join a Team. Select “Create a team”; enter your chosen team name, team picture and information and you are on your way. You’ll be able to share a link inviting people to join your team.

HOW DO I JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM?

When you first register you will be prompted to “Create a Team” or "Join a Team". Select “Join a Team” and you will be able to use a drop-down menu to select one of the already registered teams. If you have already registered but wish to join an already existing team then take a look at this page to view the list of current teams.

Alternatively, give us a call on 02 8865 2864 / email us on community@cmri.org.au and we’ll help find the right team.

CANCELLATIONS

I CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE. CAN MY SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS RECEIVE A REFUND ON THEIR DONATION?

We are very grateful for any donations that will help Children’s Medical Research Institute find answers to the 6,000 genetic diseases and children’s cancers that affect 1 in 20 children. We hope your supporters will still choose to donate even if you can’t participate, but if they would like a refund, they will need to contact us directly.