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.

To enter as a runner click through to the Surf Coast Century website here.

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

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It’s time to lace up those runners

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.

We’re calling for you to register!

You can make your run count both on and off the track, by raising funds Bethany to support women and children escaping family violence.

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

By deciding to run for Bethany, you are not only investing in their physical health and well-being, but also changing someone else’s life. It’s a win-win situation.

Complete the 100km or 50km solo or sign up as a team and each do 25kms.

What running events can you sign up for?

Participate in the solo 50KM or 100KM

It’s time to lace up those runners!

Conditioned runners are encouraged to participate in the 100k or 50km solo events on Saturday the 17th September.

You can also raise funds for Bethany while tackling the course. 

Join as a corporate team of four and complete 25KMs each

Break up the run and complete approximately 25kms each with 4 of your colleagues as a corporate team.

To enter as a corporate team your group will need to fundraise a minimum of $1,000 collectively which will be provided to Bethany’s family violence support programs.

Register your interest for a fundraising pack

Register your interest for fundraising pack

Register for Bethany's Kid's run

We love seeing active kids and involving them in all the fun. If you have a child aged between 4 to 10yrs sign them up for the 2.5km run on Sunday 18th September.

With 20% of registration procedes being provided to Bethany, there’s an extra reason to get involved. 

We’re also encouraging children and families to fundraise as part of the Bethany’s Kids run.

How to raise funds as a runner or donate as a supporter

Raise funds and awareness for Bethany

So you’ve signed up to participate in the Surf Coast Century and now you’re about to begin fundraising… Here’s where we can help.

Reach out to your network and ask if they can share and support your run and fundraising efforts. We have lots of ideas on how you can have some fun while doing this.

Donate to end family violence

We know that long distance running isn’t for everyone but you may still want to get involved to support our worthy cause.

In this instace we encourage you to donate what you can to either a Surf Coast Century runner who is fundriasing or via our general donations page. Every dollar donated makes a difference.

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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