How far will you go?

Run, walk, bike or swim and bring life-changing cancer care closer to home for regional Australians.  


A cancer diagnosis is hard enough.

For patients like Josh, who live in regional areas, the distance to treatment, cost of travel and separation from their families can make a difficult time so much more challenging.  

When you Go the Distance this September, you'll be raising funds to help more regional patients access world-class care at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.  

Choose a distance. Challenge yourself. Go as far as you can to bring cancer care closer to home for regional Australians. 

How it Works

Step 1: Enter your details

Tell us who you are and why you're choosing to Go The Distance in September.

Step 2: Set your goal

Choose your kilometre goal and track your distance each day on your fundraising page.

Step 3: Raise money

Get your family and friends to sponsor your challenge and raise money for the cause.

How far will you go?  

Choose from a number of distances that patients travel to Chris O'Brien Lifehouse or select your own goal.  

90km: Gosford to
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

This is the length of Josh's journey to treatment. At 3km per day, it's a walk to a local cafe or a couple of swims at the beach.

130km: Sthn Highlands to
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

At just under 5km per day, you can challenge yourself to a daily jog, bike ride or skate around the park.

250kms: Orange to Chris O'Brien Lifehouse 

Level up your challenge and commit to 8.5km a day. Or team up with friends and split the distance!

490kms: Port Macquarie to
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

16km a day isn't for the faint-hearted - so why not rally your mates and tackle this epic challenge as a team?

Choose your own distance

How far will you go? Create a distance goal that's challenging for you or your team. Cycle, run, walk or swim together.  


How many badges can you collect?

Collect badges for the following achievements as you Go The Distance:

Good to Go

Completed Sign up

Social Butterfly

Share on your socials

Off the Mark

Got your first donation

Back Yourself

Self donation

In the Bag

Completed 50kms

Nailed It!

Distance goal achieved

About Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a not-for-profit, comprehensive cancer hospital in Camperdown, Sydney. We offer patients every service and therapy they need including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, complementary therapies and supportive services, all under one roof. 

We treat patients from all over the state and provide holistic support services like transport and accommodation to help alleviate the burden of distance for regional patients.