Get involved and help make medical breakthroughs possible!

Challenge events are a great way to get fit, meet new people and most importantly, make a difference to people facing illness and disease.

Throughout the year there are lots of opportunities for you to run (or walk!) for research in a community fundraising event.  

We are always so grateful to have you represent us at a community event and you can raise funds for lifesaving research by asking friends or family to sponsor you to take part.

Community Fundraising


Perth Running Festival 

The Perth Running Festival for the Harry Perkins Institute is WA’s newest mass participation community event.

Join Perth’s exciting new running festival with participants running or walking along the beautiful Swan River with all participants finishing inside Optus Stadium.

This is your only chance to run or walk on the Optus Stadium playing surface and see yourself on the big screen! Run over the new Matagarup Bridge and into the new Optus Stadium! Numbers are strictly limited and with affordable pricing, this event is sure to sell out so get the team together today and register to secure your position on the big screen!

Learn more at

Perth Run

Hike for Health

Help raise funds for innovative medical research that translates into lasting health benefits by taking on a challenge to trek the Great Wall of China!

The Hike for Health brings together supporters from Australian and New Zealand health and medical research organisations for an adventure trek to the Great Wall of China. You’ll be part of an incredible team, raising awareness and funds for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. You’ll stand united, as a team, atop the Great Wall, knowing the difference you’ve made to the future wellbeing of your friends and loved ones.

Learn more at

Hike for Health


Be a community champion!

You can take part in one of our annual events or organise a fundraiser of your own. However you’d like to get involved there are plenty of ways you can help, and we'll support you every step of the way! Host a morning tea at work, hold a Bunnings sausage sizzle, or even shave your head - whatever you do, you'll be helping make medical breakthroughs that keep families together for longer. 

Community champions

Photo: The lovely Fiona Kemp (middle) shaved her head to raise funds for research at the Perkins, with her event Goodbye Golden Locks. Mosman Park GP, Dr Jamie Prendiville (pictured middle), has completed several ultra-marathons to raise funds for melanoma research at the Perkins' Kirkbride Melanoma Centre. 

Contact or call us on (08) 6151 0708 to discuss your fundraising ideas and get more information.

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