If COVID-19 restrictions apply where you live, please follow local guidance to help you and your community stay as safe as possible while you take on UNITE.

The challenge

How it works

Choose your challenge

You can choose between a 200km Ride or a 60km Walk, to be completed between 14-23 October.

Sign up on your own, or as a team

Go solo, or create or join a team when you register so you can Unite to Fight Cancer with your mates!
> Sign up here

Set up
Set up your distance tracking

Connect your fundraising page to Strava ready to track your kms. You can also log your distance manually if you prefer.

“Hi – I’m Sarah, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at Peter Mac and I’ll be taking on the 60km virtual walk this year.

“UNITE 2021 will be fully virtual for the second year running, but judging from the record-smashing performance by you, our wonderful fundraising community, last year, I’m sure you’ll all rise to the occasion once again and raise much-needed funds for our cancer research teams.

“UNITE has become such an important fundraising event for Peter Mac and after the last year, we need you now more than ever.

“For everyone who’s uniting with us again, I wholeheartedly thank and salute you! For anyone who’s thinking of being part of UNITE for the first time, please do join us – we’d love you to be part of this very special experience.”

– Sarah Flanagan, Community and Events Fundraising Manager, Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

Sarah

Your challenge

Your way

Ride
Ride 200km in 10 days

Get on your bike and out into the sunshine this October to help beat cancer! In the 10 days between the 14th and 23rd, you’ll need to get 200km under your belt – how and when is entirely up to you.

You’ll earn rewards and virtual badges as your fundraised dollars and your kms mount up – and, once you’ve completed your challenge, you’ll feel proud of what you’ve achieved for families facing cancer.

Walk
Walk 60km in 10 days

Keen to do something positive and get back into shape in these challenging times? Then step out for Peter Mac this October!

Your goal is 60km in total – that’s 6km a day (around 8,000 steps), but you can cover the distance in any way that suits you. You’ll earn rewards and virtual badges along the way – plus you’ll be part of the very special end-of-challenge buzz, when we can proudly reflect on the difference we’ve made for families facing cancer.

If you’re a seasoned cyclist or experienced walker, how about tackling UNITE 2021 in one or two epic sessions, perhaps with a team from your club? If you’re up for that, let the UNITE support crew know about your plans and we’ll be sure to celebrate your supercharged challenge on social when the time comes!

“When our daughter Abbey (pictured centre) was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at just 18 years of age, our whole world fell apart. Abbey had to undergo months of treatment, which took a huge toll on her.

“It was during this difficult time that Greg and I decided to sign up for the virtual Unite to Fight Cancer. It helped us shift our focus for a while, if only for a couple of hours a week. And we felt really positive about what we were doing.

“Thanks to the generosity of our family and friends, we raised more than $18,000 for cancer research. We plan to take part this year too – we’ll be forever grateful to Peter Mac for their care of Abbey and for making our gorgeous girl well again.”

– Kate Heymanson

Haymansons
Haymansons

“When our daughter Abbey (pictured centre) was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at just 18 years of age, our whole world fell apart. Abbey had to undergo months of treatment, which took a huge toll on her.

“It was during this difficult time that Greg and I decided to sign up for the virtual Unite to Fight Cancer. It helped us shift our focus for a while, if only for a couple of hours a week. And we felt really positive about what we were doing.

“Thanks to the generosity of our family and friends, we raised more than $18,000 for cancer research. We plan to take part this year too – we’ll be forever grateful to Peter Mac for their care of Abbey and for making our gorgeous girl well again.”

– Kate Heymanson

How we’ll

support you

Mobile and guide
Fundraising tools and tips

We’ll be with you every step of the way to support your fundraising with:

  • your own fundraising page
  • fundraising guides packed with ideas and advice – for both beginners and the more experienced
  • posters/flyers to help you promote your challenge
  • help and guidance from your UNITE coach
More UNITE resources

You’ll also be able to grab some handy downloads from the UNITE fundraising hub:

  • training tips for walkers and riders
  • a distance planner/tracker to stick on your fridge during the event
  • some fun social assets to share – including a Facebook frame, a set of UNITE stickers for your Instagram stories, and Zoom backgrounds to promote your challenge during virtual meetings!
Plan and train

Earn your

rewards & recognition

We’ve got a whole range of exclusive rewards lined up to help supercharge your fundraising and encourage you through your challenge:

  • Sporty socks, a medal and a premium shirt or jersey as your fundraising total grows
  • Virtual badges and social shout-outs as you count up the kms

Plus if you go that much further and raise $1,000 or more for Peter Mac, you’ll join the ranks of our official fundraising super-heroes and we’ll add a special flash to your fundraising page to celebrate your achievement.

> Read more about our rewards & recognition

Incentives

Your questions answered

What happens if I can’t complete UNITE?

Don’t worry – we have a simple plan to help you hit your target, including rest days! Whatever distance you cover, we’ll celebrate both your achievement and your support in October.

> Visit FAQs

Will someone be able to help me set up Strava?

Yes! Our training resources include tips on Strava set-up, plus our coaches are on-hand to answer your questions.

> Visit FAQs

What will the money I raise be spent on?

The money you raise will help fund research at Peter Mac. With your help we can find cures sooner and help support more families affected by cancer.

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Take it on as a team

Please keep COVID-safe when teaming up!

With your mates

Challenge fundraisers are always more fun together, and we could all do with an extra dose of camaraderie in these tough times. Why not unite as a team with your mates and support each other with your fundraising and your training?

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With your colleagues

How about rallying your workmates to come together in support of a great cause? Plus, if your company is up for match-funding your team’s fundraising efforts, you could double the contribution you make to cancer research at Peter Mac.

With your club

If you’re part of a cycling or walking club, how about forming a UNITE team with a group of club members? You could dial things up by aiming to complete your distance in one, two or three epic sessions and get some friendly competition going!

Any other questions?

You might find the answer on our FAQs page – but if not, or if you’d prefer to chat to someone, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to help!