Community Events

Join an organised T1D meetup, fun run, marathon, cycle or swim near you!

Find an event in VIC. Here's what you can explore on this page...

Check out JDRF hosted opportunities to meet other local families living with type 1 diabetes through T1D meetups. 

Explore fitness challenges like marathons or cycling where you can fundraise for T1D research... there’s no shortage of events to join.

Remember, if you're entering a fitness event, create a fundraising page using their sign up platform and send the link to your friends!

Ask to be sponsored for completing the event, for every km you conquer, or set a target time and ask for $5 for every minute you’re early.

Go Blue for national diabetes week

14-21 July 2024

Help create the blueprint for a world without type 1 diabetes by going BLUE at school or in your workplace during National Diabetes Week this July.


Run Melbourne

21 July 2024

With closed roads and fast, one lap courses, more than 20,000 runners head past some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks. Cheer zones and epic vibes make this a race weekend unlike any other.

T1D Meetup - Lilydale Skate Centre

27 July 2024

Join us for a fun afternoon of roller-skating and activities, including some refreshments and a valuable opportunity to engage with others from the T1D community.


Sandy Point Half Marathon 

25 Aug 2024

Embark on a 5K, 10K or 21.1K run along Melbourne's beautiful Bayside for Sandy Point Half Marathon 2024.


Play for Purpose 

Drawn 13 Sept 2024

Play For Purpose is Australia's 100% not-for-profit community raffle. A portion of each raffle tickets gets donated to JDRF. It's the ultimate WIN-WIN raffle!


Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival

13 Oct 2024

Run, jog, wheel or walk your way through the city streets, passing iconic Melbourne landmarks before finishing with a lap of honour around the MCG’s hallowed turf.

Other ways to raise money for type 1 diabetes research

Sign up for Entertainment

Save on takeaway, dining, shopping, groceries, gift cards, activities and more with Entertainment! 20% of every membership purchased goes to support JDRF Australia!

Connect to Drimtel

DrimTel is a local Australian telecommunications service provider that empowers connectivity and transforms lives. 50% of their profits go directly to JDRF Australia.

Purchase Synxbody

SynxBody, is an Australian footcare company. For every online purchase made on their website, SynxBody is generously donating $1 to JDRF to help advance foot health and T1D awareness! 

Support Krystle knight jewellery

KKJ an Australia brand, specialises in handmade jewellery, centred around crystals and their healing properties.
$20 from each 'Make It Visible' collection sale goes to JDRF Australia.

Apply for your United Petrol card

With the JDRF Australia UP Community card, save 2 cents per litre at participating United stations and support JDRF Australia with a 2 cents per litre rebate.