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Welcome to BRIGHT! Challenge yourself and your mates to walk 50km or 75km over 10 days this November. You’ll get fit, have fun and raise vital funds for lifesaving medical research at SAHMRI.

19 – 28 NOVEMBER

BR/GHT

Welcome to BRIGHT! Challenge yourself and your mates to walk 50km or 75km over 10 days this November. You’ll get fit, have fun and raise vital funds for lifesaving medical research at SAHMRI.

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19 – 28 NOVEMBER

983

PEOPLE
SIGNED UP SO FAR

33,000km

OF TRAINING
RECORDED

Over $46K

ALREADY RAISED FOR LIFESAVING RESEARCH

Help us create a brIght future

“SAHMRI is a collection of the BRIGHTest minds researching the biggest health challenges of our time.”

“In your darkest moments, SAHMRI shines a light of hope. From heart disease and premature babies, to COVID-19 – we’re at the forefront of world-class pioneering research.

“We need you to walk with us to create a BRIGHTer future for people facing disease and illness or living with disability.”

– Prof. Steve Wesselingh (Executive Director, SAHMRI)

Prof. Steve Wesselingh

HELP US CREATE A BRIGHT FUTURE

“SAHMRI is a collection of the BRIGHTest minds researching the biggest health challenges of our time.

“In your darkest moments, SAHMRI shines a light of hope. From heart disease and premature babies, to COVID-19 – we’re at the forefront of world-class pioneering research.

“We need you to walk with us to create a BRIGHTer future for people facing disease and illness or living with disability.”

Prof. Steve Wesselingh
Executive Director
SAHMRI

When?

BRIGHT will take place over 10 days, between 19 – 28 November.

What?

It’s a walking challenge of either 50km (BRIGHT) or 75km (SUPER BRIGHT).

Why?

To unite with the SA community to help create a BRIGHTer future.

When?

BRIGHT will take place over 10 days, between 19 – 28 November.

What?

It’s a walking challenge of either 50km (BRIGHT) or 75km (SUPER BRIGHT).

Why?

To unite with the SA community to help create a BRIGHTer future.

Choose your
10-day challenge

50km walk challenge logo

(average 5km per day)

75km walk challenge logo

(average 7.5km per day)

You can complete your walking distance however you choose – spread out evenly over the 10 days, in two or three long treks, or anything in between.

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3 steps to help
change lives

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1 – Join us

Sign up on your own, or team up with your mates – registration is completely FREE.

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2 – Set up

Personalise your fundraising page and connect up to Strava to track your distance.

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3 – Get training

We’ll be with you every step of the way, with dedicated training support and fundraising advice.

What you’ll get

SAHMRI BR/GHT Shirts

Premium walking shirt

If you manage to fundraise $500 or more, we’ll send you an exclusive BRIGHT walking shirt to wear proudly.

Your event coach Nick

Fundraising tips and support

We’ll provide you with all the support you need to help you smash both your distance and your dollar goals.

SAHMRI BR/GHT Medals

Rewards and recognition

We’ll be cheering along our BRIGHT stars with virtual badges and real rewards, including this exclusive medal.

What you’ll get

SAHMRI BR/GHT Shirts

Premium walking shirt

If you manage to fundraise $500 or more, we’ll send you an exclusive BRIGHT walking shirt to wear proudly.

Your event coach Nick

Fundraising tips and support

We’ll provide you with all the support you need to help you smash both your distance and your dollar goals.

SAHMRI BR/GHT Medals

Rewards and recognition

We’ll be cheering along our BRIGHT stars with virtual badges and real rewards, including this exclusive medal.

ABOUT sAHMRI

SAHMRI is SA’s only independent health and medical research institute, but has collaboration in its DNA. The institute works with SA’s three universities, public and private hospitals and industry. It has over 600 researchers working to solve the most pressing health challenges of our time, including COVID-19.

> Read more about SAHMRI

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“My daughter, Emma, was born preterm, so our family knows the fears and anxieties that come with it.”

“As a perinatal researcher, I’m privileged to see another side of preterm birth – the team of professionals at SAHMRI dedicating their time, effort and expertise in the hope of saving other families from experiencing what we did.”

– Dr Amy Keir (SAHMRI Women and Kids Theme researcher and mother of a preterm daughter)

“MY DAUGHTER, EMMA, WAS BORN PRETERM, SO OUR FAMILY KNOWS THE FEARS AND ANXIETIES THAT COME WITH IT.”

“As a perinatal researcher, I’m privileged to see another side of preterm birth – the team of professionals at SAHMRI dedicating their time, effort and expertise in the hope of saving other families from experiencing what we did.”

– Dr Amy Keir (SAHMRI Women and Kids Theme researcher and mother of a preterm daughter)

Your questions answered

What support will I
get to help me complete
my challenge?

You’ll have a dedicated personal coach soon after you join us. They’ll be there to answer your questions, give advice and share both fundraising and training resources.

How will I track
my activity?

Your BRIGHT fundraising hub has been connected with Strava to help automate the tracking of your walk. If you have a Strava account, you can connect it to your BRIGHT fundraising hub once you’ve signed up.

For a team – do we
have to sign up at
the same time?

No. The first person to join up can create a team and share their chosen team name with the rest of the members. They can join when they’re ready.

Any other questions?

Check out our FAQs page – but if the answer’s not there, or if you’d prefer to chat to someone, get in touch!
We’ll be happy to help.