DID YOU KNOW? Over 130,000 Australians have Type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is the most common chronic disease in children, and is more common than cancer and cystic fibrosis.
DID YOU KNOW? People with Type 1 diabetes face many serious long term health complications.
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong incurable disease, and without daily insulin injections people with Type 1 diabetes would die.
DID YOU KNOW? The cost to Australia of Type 1 diabetes is estimated to be $600m per annum.
DID YOU KNOW? Over 275 people a day are newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
DID YOU KNOW? Nearly 1 million Australians have Type 2 diabetes.
DID YOU KNOW? The cost to Australia of diabetes is nearly $7billion per annum.
DID YOU KNOW? Over 60% of people with Type 2 diabetes can overcome it with fitness and healthy lifestyle.

There are a heap of great reasons to enter the Big Red Run, including:

  • Raising money to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
  • Get out of the rat race for a week
  • A unique outback experience, running across unchartered parts of the beautiful Simpson desert.
  • Great entertainment – hear John Williamson sing songs from his new album Big Red, on the top of Big Red dune itself!
  • A great sense of achievement, a life changing experience
  • Spend a week meeting new like minded people
  • Meet and run with event ambassador Pat Farmer