The Virtual Event

How does the Virtual event work? 

You are invited to take part in the Big Red Roll + Stroll virtually from your own community anywhere across NSW.

Challenge yourself to run, roll or stroll for 3km (social), 5km (serious) or 10km (hardcore!) on a route of your choice, and follow it up with a virtual celebration. Invite family and friends to join you, by registering online as a team and celebrate together. Or get your local gym involved and invite your crew to hop on the treadmills together for 3km, 5km or 10kms for a good cause.

We’ll give you tips on selecting your own route, how to plan your celebration and how to invite your family, friends, and local community to join you.

When does the virtual event occur?

Host your own virtual Big Red Roll + Stroll with your crew on Sunday, 20 March 2022.

The kick-off time is 10:00am followed by a virtual celebration at 12:00pm and an afternoon full of fun.

Where will the virtual event be held? 

You can hold your run/roll/stroll and celebration wherever you like! Please look out for our email tips or get in touch with us at fundraising@mdnsw.org.au or (02) 8986 9003 with any questions. Be creative, take a lot of photos, post online, host a BBQ, an afternoon tea, or have a special take-away, play some games, sing, and chat, and we can all share in the fun and celebrate the day together as we all roll and stroll at the same time.

Can I do a shorter run, roll, or stroll?

Of course! if you don’t want to complete the entire challenge (3km, 5km or 10kms) you are welcome to do a shorter challenge or create your own challenge if you want. The important thing is to celebrate the MD community with us.

Do you suggest any locations to do the challenge?

Yes, please find the accessible routes around NSW here.

Covid-19 Information 

The safety of our neuromuscular condition’s community is always our highest priority and due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, we decided to not host a physical Big Red Roll + Stroll this year. By going virtual, we are limited the number of people gathering to participate and allowing you to choose your own safe, outdoor location. We ask all BRRS participants celebrating the day with their friends and family to comply with the up-to-date state Covid-19 regulations.

NSW Government: Covid-19 up-to-date information

What happens if it rains?

You can still go ahead with your challenge rain or shine, unless there is a significant weather warning, or it becomes dangerous due to lightning, storms or strong winds. You still have the option to create an indoor fitness challenge for yourself or go to your local gym to complete the challenge there. You should be prepared for all weather conditions and if you can’t complete your challenge on the day, you can still celebrate the MD community with your friends and family and do the challenge at another time, when the weather is more cooperative!


What kind of merchandise do you have? 

We have a range of merchandise available for pre-purchase including adults and kids’ shirts, hats, sunnies and flags. Please view and purchase merchandise here.

Where can I buy your merchandise?

You can purchase merchandise during your event registration, or on our merchandise page here.

When will I receive my purchased merchandise? 

We will ship your merchandise to the address you registered with. Please order your merchandise before Sunday 14 March so that it can arrive to you on time.

What if I don't want to purchase merchandise but still want to be in the spirit?

Please wear red, white and blue in celebration of people living with a neuromuscular condition (including Muscular Dystrophy) to join in the Muscular Dystrophy NSW colours and spirit! We also encourage fancy dress and cheer props.


Is fundraising required? 

We highly encourage you to fundraise. Every dollar you raise will go directly to supporting people with a neuromuscular condition access the services and support they need to live the life they choose. Every dollar counts!

Where does my money go?

Your fundraising goes directly to supporting people with a neuromuscular condition through MDNSW’s services and programs including camps, retreats, support coordination, peer connect, the community access, recreation service, information and advocacy. Every dollar raised makes a real difference in the life of someone living with a neuromuscular condition. Read more about how you help here.

Do you have any tips, ideas or help for fundraising? 

Yes! Please check out our awesome fundraising ideas here, and download our easy copy/paste templates at our fundraising resources page here. You can also contact us at any time for advice or questions at 02 8986 9003 or fundraising@mdnsw.org.au. Look out for fundraising tips in our weekly emails as well.

Do you have any prizes for fundraising? 

Yes! We will be awarding prizes for the #1 individual fundraiser and #1 team fundraisers who raise the most funds. Along with some great incentive prizes along the way!

What is the best way to collect fundraising money?

The best way to get people donating, is directly through your online page. This provides them with an instant tax-deductible receipt and means you can keep track of your fundraising efforts. Just include a link to your fundraising page on your social posts, emails and texts when you ask for donations.

You can also host your own fundraising event and collect cash, and any offline donation we can add to your online page.

Can people who donate get a tax deductible receipt?

All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Anyone who donates through your online page will be instantly emailed their receipt. If someone gives you cash you’ll need to fill out our receipt form or deposit it onto your page using their details so they are generated a receipt.

What is Matched Giving?

70% of companies in Australia offer ‘matching funding’ as part of their employee benefits. This means they support their employees’ charitable efforts by matching their fundraising dollar for dollar. It is a great way to double your fundraising efforts – and all you need to do is ask. Speak to your HR department and ask them for their support. We can provide your company with any documentation they may need, including tax-deductible receipts, information about what we do and a letter of thanks and recognition.

How do I deposit cash donations?

If you receive cash and cheque donations in person rather than online, we will supply you with 3 documents: An Authority to Fundraise (required for any offline fundraising), A Donation Register, Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form to bank your funds. Just let us know if you need these documents by contacting us at 1 800 635 109 or fundraising@mdnsw.org.au


Why should I create a team?

Everything is better when you do it together! Why not turn your family, friends, workplace or school into a team for a truly unforgettable time. Your crew will bring an extra dose of fun and you can work together to smash your fundraising goal!  Check out more reasons to make a team here.

How do I create a team?

Teams can be set up during registration, or afterwards by selecting on your Dashboard. Contact us if you need assistance.

How do I join a team?

During registration, you will be able to search for the team you'd like to join. Once registered, search for the team you'd like to join, and simply click on the Join Us button on the team page while logged in to your own account. This will automatically connect you to the team.

Terms & Conditions

If you would like to review a copy of the Event Terms & Conditions you agreed to during your event registration, please find them here