The Human Race 2024

Meet Darren Palmer

Renowned interior design expert and a passionate humanitarian, Darren proudly serves as our Ambassador for The Human Race. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in interior design and as a judge on six time “Best Reality Program” Logie Award winning show, The Block, Darren is a believer in the power of collective action to bring about positive change.

Through his advocacy and leadership, he inspires others to join the race where everyone wins, demonstrating that every contribution, no matter how small, can have a profound impact on the lives of those in need.

Join Darren Palmer and the Australian Red Cross in The Human Race, where every km achieved and every dollar raised makes a tangible difference to help those facing disaster, conflict and crisis.

Meet Olivia Molly Rogers

Introducing Olivia Molly Rogers, Australian Red Cross ambassador for The Human Race. Olivia is currently based in Naarm (Melbourne) Country, Australia. She took out the title of Miss Universe Australia in 2017 and is a dedicated mental health advocate, using her platform to facilitate discussions about mental health issues to help reduce stigma and encourage other young Australians to speak up and seek support.

Olivia's commitment to fostering positive change aligns seamlessly with our commitment to provide practical and emotional support to people and communities impacted by crisis. Join her in The Human Race, where every step and every dollar raised let’s people who are struggling know that no matter the crisis, no matter how hard the challenges, they are not alone.

Who will you race for?

Across Australia, the rising cost of living is hitting hard, and many are struggling to get by as they face hardships they never expected. As the climate crisis worsens and disasters become more frequent, it is getting even tougher for vulnerable people and communities to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. Your support is crucial in enabling Australian Red Cross to provide practical and emotional support to those impacted by these crises. 

We can’t do what we do without people like you.

With your support, we can go wherever the needs are greatest. Together, we have the chance to make a difference. Together, we can let people who are struggling know they are not alone. No matter the crisis. No matter how hard the challenges.

Sign up and show your support today! Join #TheHumanRace2024. The only race where everyone wins.

18,450 members and volunteers acted for humanity

1,639 staff who helped and supported people

423 Australian Red Cross branches and groups led by members inspired social connection in communities.

I70 member-run activities took place at 48 locations across Australia.

324,000+ people received support during and after disasters.

33 emergency activations across the country.

4 million+ people accessed information from disaster preparedness campaigns.

53,000+ people trained in first aid.

19,700+ people from 125 countries helped through our migration support programs in Australia.

7,788 tonnes of humanitarian aid products provided across the globe.

8,256 people participated in “In Search of Safety” community education sessions.

153,000+ meals delivered to older people.

When humanity is championed, anything is possible

Have any questions?

If you’ve got any questions about The Human Race or the work that Australian Red Cross does, reach out and email us at We’d love to hear from you.