Peter Mac’s Unite to Fight Cancer is back on 27 October. Join thousands of passionate people as we run, ride or walk through Melbourne in the community fundraising event of the year!

  • Choose your challenge – pick from our 7km and 21km walks and runs, or our famous 60km and 100km rides. Enjoy new routes past iconic Melbourne locations along the way!
  • We’ve got your back – dedicated fundraising and training coaches will be with you every step of the way to help you tackle all aspects of the challenge.
  • A truly uplifting event – Unite with your friends, supporters, Peter Mac staff and our amazing volunteers as we turn Melbourne purple with pride. And just imagine that finish line feeling!

“I’m a committed supporter of Peter Mac, after losing my son Jayden to osteosarcoma when he was only 17. Taking part in Unite to Fight Cancer feels like the perfect opportunity for me to do my bit and raise money for the important work they do.”


It's as easy as...


Sign up, choose your personal challenge and get started on your fundraising as well as your training.


Join our inspiring community on event day, proud to have smashed your fundraising target.


Your fundraising powers our research so we can bring hope to every person diagnosed with cancer.

60km / 100km

Calling all cyclists! We’ve put together two special routes for you, taking in city streets and leafy suburbs. You’ll pass Peter Mac’s new home in Parkville and even follow part of Melbourne’s iconic coastline.

If you feel up for the challenge there is the 100km route or, for those less familiar with Lycra, the 60km one.

We’ll be sharing more details about the 2019 cycle routes in the coming weeks.

7km / 21km

Lace up your trainers and get ready to race around Melbourne in the 7km fun run, or our fantastic half-marathon. Take to the streets and beautiful parks of the city and explore Peter Mac’s iconic new home in Parkville.

The half-marathon is the perfect first long run for beginners, and a beautiful course for the more experienced.

Watch this space for more details on the running route in the weeks ahead.

7km / 21km

Join the Peter Mac community for an inspiring and life-changing walk! Explore the streets and parks of Carlton and Parkville – you’ll even take in Peter Mac’s new centre.

Our shorter 7km walk is perfect for people who want to unite with us, but don’t feel up to the more demanding half marathon.

Our beautiful 21km route will see you make new friends while you help us seek cures for cancer sooner.

We’ll be adding walking route details in the coming weeks.

What we need
from you

We know it takes dedication and commitment to find new cures and to take on Unite to Fight Cancer. Along with these we also need:

Your friends and family

Ask them to join your team or sponsor you

Your fundraising

We’re all committing to raise $750 each for Peter Mac

Your energy and effort

To get yourself prepared for your challenge

Your passion

To make a real difference for those living with cancer

What you’ll get
from us

We’re united with you. We’ve got your back with training plans and fundraising advice to help you throughout the run-up to 27 October.

Your own fundraising page

Easy for you to share, and to collect your sponsorship

Your coach

Your own coach to help you when you need it

Your fundraising

We’ll share hints & tips plus rewards & recognition

Your training

Invites to join exclusive Peter Mac training events

Unite with us!

“Without your help, it would be difficult for Peter Mac to purchase some of the high tech tools I use in my surgery. We’re so grateful to our supporter community for providing us with extra funds so that we can invest in cutting-edge medical technology.”

Declan, Cancer Surgeon, Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

“Unite to Fight Cancer was a fantastic experience! There was a real sense of togetherness on the day. It made all the difference that everyone – young, old, the not-so-sporty and the racing pros – was there for the same reason.”



Our fundraisers are the powerhouse helping to accelerate the search for cancer cures.