Surf Coast Century

We’re excited to have partnered with the Surf Coast Century ultra marathon event for the first time in 2022.

As the official charity partner, we’re aiming to raise vital funds to end family violence.

Make your steps count and help us work towards a community that is free from the impacts of family violence

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This year, Bethany are the official charity partner of the Surf Coast Century, a spectacular 50km and 100km ultra marathon race for solo runners and relay teams in the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road region taking place on Saturday 17th September.

Registrations have now closed but you can get involved by donating or supporting your child to particpate in the Bethany Kids’ run on Sunday 18th September 

The statistics surrounding family violence are alarming. 

  • 1 in 4 women have experienced physical, emotional or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner since age 15
  • 1 in 2 women have experienced sexual harassment in their lifetime

Get involved in the Bethany Kids' Run

At Bethany we love seeing active kids and involving them in all things fun in our local community, so as part of the Rapid Ascent Ultra Running Events we invite children and families to get involved in the Bethany Kids’ Run – along Anglesea’s beautiful Main Beach.  Every child who runs in the Bethany Kids’ Run will not only receive a special race plate, ribbon and badge, but will also be raising awareness and funds to support women and children in our community experiencing family violence.

Sunday 18th September - 9am

20% of the entry price will be donated to Bethany Community Support. There will also be lots of other fun activities to entertain the kids all morning.

Please note, this run is NOT a race. It is purely participation-based to get kids active in school holidays. Every child who enters is a winner!

Register online or on the day at the Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club at 8am. To find out more, click here 


Top donors to date

Caroline Williams

August 22, 2022

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Lyal Douglas

August 15, 2022

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August 11, 2022

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Annabel Brennan

September 1, 2022

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Noel Goldsworthy

June 30, 2022

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Sandra Heriot

June 15, 2022

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Sime, Nath, Rhys W-S

June 23, 2022

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Noel Goldsworthy

July 26, 2022

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Peter Maynard

August 22, 2022

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Shellie Morris

August 9, 2022

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Amanda Humphreys

August 30, 2022

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About Bethany and our impact


we support children to get the best start in life and empower our employees to instill positive early learning experiences in children.


our unique learning environments and ties to other community organisations allow us to provide localised expertise.


we strive for excellence and innovation in everything we do. Our high practice standards are recognised and rewarded.


We connect families with other community services and supports so they can give their children a good start in life.

At Bethany, we are passionate about what we do and want to live in a community where children have a good start in life, where all families are safe, loving, and connected, and everyone has an opportunity to participate.

Frequently asked questions 

Do I need to be a participant to donate?

No. We encourage anyone who is in a position to support and donate what you can. 

Do I need to fundraise to participate in the Surf Coast Century?

No you don’t. You can run in the event without  having to become a fundraiser. If you are in the position we always welcome donations to our cause of ending family violence. 

How do I start fundraising?

Join up as a fundraiser here.

Your online fundraising page can then be shared with friends, family and colleagues who would like to support you in your fitness and fundraising goal with a tax deductable donation.  A secure payment gateway allows people to donate via credit card; everyone who donates to your online fundraising page automatically receives a tax-deductible receipt (for donations over $2).

What’s the best way to ask people to sponsor me?

We know that asking friends, family or colleagues for donations and support can be a daunting task. When you ask for a donation, we recommend making it personal. Let people know why you are passionate about supporting people who have experienced famiyl violence. 

Send out a text, email or even post on your social media pages to spread the word amongst your friends. Every single donation makes a difference. 

Is my donation tax deductible?

All cash donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.  A receipt will be issued once you finalise your donation. 

How do I donate to my friend who is running?

Ask your friend if they have a specific donation link. If they do get them to send that to you. If not you can donate directly through this page


I didn’t mean to donate that amount - how do I get a refund?

If you’ve made an error whilst donating, don’t worry.  Just send an email with a copy of your receipt and brief explanation to  

What do you do with my donor information?

We treat your donor information seriously and security and safety of personal information is of utmost priority to us. All data is stored electronically in Australia and we will not send your information overseas or interstate without your consent or unless it is to prevent or lessen a serious threat to life, health or safety of a person, or as required and authorised by law. Bethany takes reasonable steps to protect the information collected from misuse, loss and interference from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. These steps include reasonable physical, technical and administrative security safeguards for protecting electronic and hard copies of record. Your donor information will not be shared with any third party organisation and only authorised Bethany staff have access to donor information and do not have access to credit card numbers other than the last 4 digits for verification or update purposes.  Donors can give anonymously if they desire, and their desire to avoid recognition will be respected by our organization.  Please visit Bethany’s Privacy Policy for further details.

How will my donation be used?

Any donations received, will 100% be used to help Bethany support children, families and individuals who are currently being supported at Bethany.  Because of your generosity, we’re able to provide practical assistance and help restore strength and hope to people and families currently doing it tough.  Every dollar that you donate will help support children, families and individuals in our community, including to: 

  • Help build better relationships
  • Support the education, care and wellbeing of children
  • Support parents in their parenting role
  • Support women and children affected by family violence
  • Assist men who use violence become accountable for their behaviour
  • Assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Assist people experiencing financial stress and provide material aid
  • Help those affected by problem gambling