Running with Compassion

Raise your heart rate and raise funds for animals by joining Team Voiceless for a running event in your state. Help give animal protection a head start!

Channel your cheetah - calling all compassionate runners and walkers

Join the world’s largest run and sign up for the Sydney Sun-Herald City2Surf on 9 August, 2015 and nominate Team Voiceless as your chosen charity!

Take part in this annual celebration and give a voice to the voiceless.

Not in Sydney?  Not a problem, if you are keen to get fit and to raise funds for Voiceless, there’s an event near you:

Darwin

NT Powerade City2Surf

14 June 2015

Melbourne

Run Melbourne

26 July 2015

Perth

Swan River Run

26 July 2015

Sydney

City2Surf

9 August 2015

Brisbane

Bridge to Brisbane

30 August 2015

Canberra

Canberra Times Fun Run

6 September 2015

Adelaide

City Bay Fun Run

20 September 2015

Set up a fundraising page so your family and friends can track your progress and donate. You can promote your participation by writing a blog, sharing stories about your training, uploading images and importantly, spreading the word about Voiceless’s work as your inspiration for running the race.

Please note that creating a fundraising page does not enter you in the event. You must register for your local run by clicking the relevant link in table above.

How to fundraise for Voiceless

Here is how to create a fundraising page to encourage your friends and family to donate to support you:

  1. Go to the Team Voiceless webpage, click on the “Start Fundraising” button and sign in or create a login.
  2. On the “Choose a Charity” screen, select “Voiceless, the animal protection institute”.
  3. Click on the “Select your Event/Campaign” button.
  4. Click on the “Existing event or campaign” button and select “Running with Compassion” in the dropdown.
  5. Click on “Fundraiser details” and complete your profile.
  6. Click on “Publish my fundraiser” and you are now ready to start spreading the word.
  7. Share your page on Facebook and Twitter or email the link to your friends and family.

Don’t forget: You must also officially register to participate in your local run. During your event registration, you will be given the option to support a charity. You can skip this part of the process entirely, as using the steps above, you have already set up your Voiceless fundraising page on GiveMatcher.

Our Goal

We want to raise $20,000 across the seven running events. All the money raised towards our target will go to fund Voiceless’s work to end the suffering of animals in factory farms.

As we are an advocacy group, it can be hard to quantify exactly how each dollar helps animals.

With Voiceless, your money isn’t going to get one pig out of a sow stall or rescue one hen from a battery cage. Instead, funds raised will help us to be a voice for animals where others are silent.

Already this year our donors have sent us to Canberra to speak to a Senate inquiry on ag-gag legislation, helped us to create, print and distribute a groundbreaking research report on the treatment of dairy cows in the Australian dairy industry, and draft legislation which will ban the use of sow stalls and battery cages forever, freeing pigs and chickens from factory farm cages.

Help Voiceless to spread the animal protection message and create a world in which animals are treated with respect and compassion. Join Team Voiceless today!