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Houston, TX, USA

Connor's Virtual Run Houston & Beyond 2017

Before Sunday, December 31st, please join us for the Connor’s Virtual Run Houston and Beyond 2017, a run/walk shadowing Connor’s Run in Australia. Connor’s Run is about finding your awesomeness, celebrating courage and Connor. This run/walk/bike/or any activity you choose, will support the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation’s brain matters projects. Join us and be part of Houston's event for pediatric brain cancer. Your entry fee includes a fabulous Connor's Run Tee. Click on the link to get your ticket. No set location or event this year. Just get some pals together and run, walk, bike, hike, skate, row, ride horses, swim or whatever activity you choose! Hey, if you'd rather relax on the couch with your favourite pup at your side and just donate for this fantastic cause, that's good too! Choose your own type of awesome. Wear your t-shirt and take photos of yourself and your friends on your "run". We'd LOVE to see you in action, so please send photos to Debbie so we can add them to our pages. OR post to instagram using #RCDHoustonvirtualrun

Your host for the virtual run is Debbie Clark.

If you'd like to support Debbie, you can do so via our US fundraising site.


Austin, TX, USA

Connor's Wine Tasting

On Tuesday, November 7th 2017, we're meeting at The Austin Winery to taste some beautiful wines, enjoy some great company, and raise some money for an amazing cause - and NOT RUN THIS YEAR!!!

Please join us for a lovely night out.

25% of all wine sales will go to RCD Foundation.

Your host for the evening is Brittney Clark.

If you'd like to support Brittney, you can do so via our US fundraising site.



Three little birdies for Connor

On Tuesday September 5, Dave will again attempt to play 63 WALKING holes of golf in one day in his own version of Connor's Run. Over the past 4 years, Dave has raised over $40,000.  He's a true fundraising champ. If you'd like to support Dave, you can do so via our American foundation fundraising site.


central park, NY, USA

Connor's Run central park

A new event this year is Holly's Central Park run at 10am on Saturday 9th September. Holly has arranged for a 5.1 mile run, starting at Columbus Circle. Here's Holly's story...

Robert Connor Dawes was always such a big support for me, he came to all my shows and would scream my name at curtain call. When he was diagnosed he was still able to make the second act of Barnum, he watched my song and was yelling "GOO HOLLY" the whole time from the wheel chair seat. The next day he continued to sing the lyrics of "Black and White." At that moment I decided Musical Theatre was the career for me, to bring happiness to people that have so much more going on in their lives for a couple of minuets of a whole 2 hour show, then this is what I want to do with my life. I have moved to NYC to pursue this dream, and any time classes get tough or I am questioned about my abilities and talent, I think of how happy Connor always was watching me perform. And hope one day I can make other people that happy. Please sign up for the NYC Shadow Run in support of the RCD Foundation, and the beautiful boy that has inspired me all my life. Love you Connor ❤❤

If you'd like to support Holly, you can do so via our US fundraising site.



United Kingdom

3 Peaks Challenge -Connor's Climb

On Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th,  Tom and 20 of his school mates will be taking part in the 3 Peaks Challenge.  All funds raised will go to supporting the ependymoma/paediatric brain cancer research of Professor Richard Gilbertson of Cambridge University. 

If you'd like to support Tom, you can do so via our UK foundation fundraising site.


Townsville, QLD, AUS

Connor's Run IN Townsville

On Sunday 17th September, and on it's second year is Connor's Run in Townsville.  The shadow run starts at 9am at John Flynn College, Buchan Road,  Douglas Townsville. This event is a 6km run along the scenic Ross River. In organiser Patch's words...

Hello Townsville humans! As I imagine you’ve all realised by now, the RCD Foundation and Connor’s memory are very close to my heart. This year, we're organising Townsville's second Global Run. We're hoping to get a massive group to do a 6km run/walk/whatever form of locomotion suits you along the Ross River. As my Townsville family, I thought I’d ask you join us. I reckon getting involved, getting an awesome t-shirt and contributing to a pretty phenomenal cause is a very worthwhile act.

 If you'd like to support Patch, you can do so via the link below.


Wauwatosa, Wi, USA

Connor's Run Wauwatosa

On Sunday 1st October, and on it's fifth year is Connor's Run in Wauwatosa. Proudly supported by SWAN Serve-U Pharmacy, the shadow run starts at 11am at The Landing at Hoyt Park. This event is a 5km route through the park in support of the RCD Foundation and Brain Matters. 

If you'd like to support Jana, you can do so via our US fundraising site.



CONNOR's kick off

September sees a very special day for Hayley & Dave, their wedding day to be precise on September 14th in the beautiful Chianti hills of Tuscany, Italy!
As they will not be around to support Connor’s Run in Melbourne, they have decided to host a competitive ‘Grooms’ vs ‘Father of the Bride’ 11-a-side fundraising football match at the local Montefiridolfi FC Stadium in Tuscany, Italy.
A challenge indeed, playing a 90 minute match in 30 Degree Tuscan heat, following hectic last minute preparations for the Big Day – an occasion which surely deserves some support!
So who has the Golden boot? A game of Smith’s vs Devereux’s, we are thrilled to have both parties dedicate their final afternoon before the wedding to supporting the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation.
Please sponsor these 22 brave individuals (including the Referees) for taking up the challenge on September 13th.


World Triathlon, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Tri for Connor

On Sunday 17th September, Bentley will be competing in the World Triathlon Sprint Championships. As he's missing Connor's Run, he's dedicating THIS race to Connor.

In Bentley's words...
I have taken a gap year after school before commencing university to follow my dreams and compete on the Australian team at the 2017 Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships. To get there I have had to compete in a number of races and from this a team was selected. I will be competing in the 16-19 age group over a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometre bike ride and a 5 kilometre run. Unfortunately the race falls on the same day as Connor’s Run so I will not be able to attend the event in Melbourne, however I will be taking the opportunity to dedicate the race to Connor.
More info about the race can be found here: http://rotterdam.triathlon.org/event_info/course/

If you'd like to support Bentley you can do so via his fundraising page.


North jersey, NJ, USA

CONNOR's Run North Jersey

On Sunday 17th September, and on it's fifth year is Connor's Run North Jersey. The shadow run starts at noon at 721 Wyandotte Drive, Franklin Lakes This event is a 5km run or a 1 mile walk in support of the RCD Foundation and Brain Matters. 

In Cheri's words...
Kids welcome!  Walkers welcome! Bring family and friends!! No medals or prizes-just happiness and gratitude that we are healthy and able to do this together.
Connor Dawes was the son of my dear friend Liz while I lived in Australia, and was my son Brian's best friend there too.
Please help me keep Connor's memory alive, and help the RCD fund to raise money and awareness to help fight this disease!!

If you'd like to support Cheri, you can do so via our US fundraising site.