Join The Race to protect humanity.

#thehumanrace

Run, roll, walk or swim 26km in March – as fast as you can.

Turn your fitness into a way to create a more resilient Australia.

Race for a mother, child, family and friend. Race for people and communities affected by extreme weather events, emergencies, conflict and isolation. Race to represent the resilience and wellbeing of all 26 million people in Australia.

You can be there so that Red Cross can be there when it matters most. Because no one should face a crisis alone.

The countdown is on in the race to protect humanity!

How it works

Sign up fast

Act for humanity now and sign up to The Human Race.

Raise funds fast

The quicker you raise funds, the quicker we can put them into action to protect humanity.

Get racing

Decide whether you want to run, roll, walk or swim your 26km and go all in for The Human Race.

Who will you race for?

James is a Red Cross Recovery Officer, currently working in communities to support recovery from the floods in northern New South Wales, from Ballina, down the coastal part of the Richmond Valley, Woodburn, New Italy and Coraki.

On the surface, it’s an overwhelmingly huge job. But thanks to the strength of the communities, and the willingness of so many to help, flood-impacted places across Queensland and New South Wales are on the road to recovery.

“The task at hand seems absolutely mammoth. But when you get in there and get it done, [you get so much help]. There were just people who would come from everywhere, all over the east coast to come and [support] communities like us.”

You can help to empower communities who have experienced extreme weather events to rebuild their lives and remain strong in the face of adversity. Sign up to The Human Race today.

How we protect humanity

131,000

Australians supported during 42 emergency activations

19,000+

Aged care/community visits

2,000+

Refugees provided with settlement services

“The sense of community and the concept of community and recovering from a disaster is the core element, it’s the key ingredient of recovery.”

– James, Red Cross Recovery Officer

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 contactus@redcross.org.au. We’d love to hear from you.