Brotherhood of St Laurence

Provide more early education support to children in poverty by moving together this Anti-Poverty Week.

The first few years of a child’s life are vital to shaping their future. If left behind in those critical years, they are likely to stay behind for the rest of their lives. We can make sure no child falls behind by moving together this Anti-Poverty Week.

Let’s move together! Rally your colleagues, friends and family to run, walk, leap, wheel or sprint with us this Anti-Poverty Week and raise funds to provide early education support to children in poverty.

Take part! By moving together, we will be able to help more children and families build a brighter future and make sure no-one falls behind.

There’s a race to suit everyone’s ability:

  • 3km Walk (family friendly)
  • 5km Run
  • 10km Run
  • Half Marathon
  • Wheelchair Marathon
  • Full Marathon

How to join?

There is a two-step process to join. Both steps must be completed to successfully register.

Step 1: Join a fundraising team or create your own

Team FinanceTeam Community ProgramsTeam NDISTeam Marketing and EngagementTeam Shared ServicesTeam Research and Policy CentreTeam Office of the Executive DirectorTeam Aged CareIndividual or create your own team

Step 2: Register for Melbourne Marathon

  • Register for Melbourne Marathon
  • At ‘Who will you be fundraising for?’ select ‘Another charity not listed here’. At ‘Team info’ select ‘Join a team’ and find Brotherhood of St Laurence.
  • Complete and pay for your registration. Use the code TEAMBSL for $25 discount (first 50 team members only)

Melbourne Marathon entry fees:

  • 3km Walk Adults: $46.00 Children (0-16): $26.00
  • 5km Run Adults: $56.00 Children (0-16): $40.00
  • 10km Run Adults: $76.00 Children (0-16): $46.00
  • Half Marathon: $130.00
  • Wheel Chair Marathon: $160.00
  • Full Marathon: $160.00

Registered participants will receive:

  • A customised t-shirt to wear on the day (if you raise over $20)
  • Access to the Brotherhood team village hub for pre- and post-event activities
  • Access to pre-event training opportunities
  • A chance to win great spot prizes!
  • Included in your Melbourne Marathon pack: Entry, Race Bib, Safety Pins, Race Information Booklet, Competitor Gift*, Finishers Medal, E-Certificate

Date: Sunday 13 October
Time: 7am – 12pm (dependent on race time)
Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Already registered to do the walk, run or marathon? Don’t worry, you can still create a fundraising page and raise funds for the Brotherhood. For more information, contact the Brotherhood’s Events Team at or call (03) 9483 1369.





*Please note Competitor Gifts can only be collected from the Gift Collection Tent located at the MCG during Race Week Office opening hours.