Fundraising Information | Volunteering Information

The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) is proud to be the 2015 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Premier Charity.

Cerebral Palsy is the most common childhood disability in Australia.

It is also one of the most expensive to manage.

CPEC is the only centre of its kind in Australia that specialises in supporting children with cerebral palsy and like conditions.

We support over 110 children every year. They start in our service as babies and we offer support until they reach adulthood.

We provide intensive programs that include speech pathology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.  We support children across all areas of their daily lives, to give them the skills and confidence to learn, participate and grow.

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The kids at CPEC need your support to help raise $580,000 as part of this year's Melbourne Marathon festival, to help fund their services for 2016.

Be one of our top 12 fundraisers & you could win one of these awesome prizes:

An Athletes Foot Running Pack

Valued over $500 - the running shoes alone are valued at over $200 and will be specially fitted by one of their experts. The pack also includes special $30 running socks, drink bottles and lots more. These packs are guaranteed to make everyone run faster or if you can't do that at least you’ll look like you are a serious competitor!

How about a BMW for the weekend?

We are proud to announce that BMW Melbourne have joined us as our official supporter and will supply three brand new Series 3 Sedan BMW's and you could win one to cruise around in for a weekend of fun and touring. Why not plan a weekend getaway down the Great Ocean Road, or a trip up to the Dandenongs?

For those that like things a little zippier!

BMW Melbourne has also made three funky Mini Cooper Hatch's available for a weekend getaway.

This iconic little car has been around for over 50 years but we’ve got some new ones for you to zip around town or take a drive in the country.

Speaking of Iconic…

How about a Training session with Australian distance running icon Steve Moneghetti?

During the lead up to the Marathon we have the chance for our top fundraisers to attend a training session with Marathon legend Steve Moneghetti at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Steve will pass on his training and running tips for your event. After he has inspired you with his success and advice he will take you on a training run around ‘The Tan’. An absolute priceless opportunity only available to CPEC supporters, so get busy and send out your fundraising page link to all your family, friends and work mates so you can take part in this once in a life time opportunity.

So, build your fundraising page now and get the message out to your friends, family and work colleagues and help raise as much as you can for the kids at CPEC!

Once you have your fundraising page set up make sure you come back and order your CPEC Race singlet or Tshirt.

Click here to order

*Limit one per order

*Only interstate orders will be mailed out

*See order form for details on picking up your order 

Fundraising for CPEC

We do not receive any money from the registration fees so please be aware that it is not how many people who register for an event, it is how many people who set up a fundraising page and raise money for us. Click through to the Melbourne Marathon site to register and set up a fundraising page with CPEC today! 

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Volunteering for CPEC

As the premiere charity for this event, CPEC must supply 250 volunteers to help out over the Marathon period. 

Some of the tasks that our volunteers will be managing are:

• Tagging of clothing before and after the events

• Directing Runners at the MCG to the race start line

• Directing Runners as they approach and finish at the MCG

• Directing Runners to the massage areas, back to collect clothing, and to meet with their families and friends after their races.


Good Luck for your Marathon event and thank you from all the kids at CPEC!