Choose a journey
Raise funds to help others
How it Works
Over a month walk, run, cycle or move any other way to cover a distance matching a journey that many refugees have taken. Choose the journey that suits your fitness level and your preferred activity:
- If you are taking part as an individual, the 80km Naf River to Cox's Bazaar journey is suggested.
- Want more of a challenge? Then go for the 145km Damascus to Beirut journey.
- Joining as a team? The 425km Afghanistan to Pakistan is a great option.
- Or, if you want to really go the distance, the 1,175km Myanmar to Thailand is for the avid fitness enthusiasts!
This year the event will run in September, with official dates soon to be announced!
If you are unsure, please see frequently asked questions for more information.
Collect kilometres as you venture on your Red Cross Journey. You can use a fitness app of choice; Fitbit, Map My Fitness, Strava or even an old-school pedometer! You can count anything that keeps you active – even gardening and housework! We'll have a kilometre conversion tool online so that you can count all sorts of activities towards your journey goal.
Ask your friends and family to sponsor you for taking on this challenge! If you join as an individual or a team, you’ll be fundraising to help people in crisis. There are some awesome prizes to be won by the best fundraisers, check out the hints and tips page to get you fundraising like a pro! Registration is $10 and you can join as an individual or group.
Brianna, university student
‘It opened my eyes to the hardship that this family and many others have to go through in order to feel safe. The videos throughout the journey showed the amazing work that Red Cross does to help the families settle and become involved in the communities they are placed in.
Matt, Red Cross volunteer
Matt took part in Red Cross Journey his own way, he decided to take 2km per day in his wheelchair while following the journey. If you would like to take part in your own way, please get in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 RED CROSS (733 27677).
Brad Shields, rugby player
Our friend Brad Shields, previous Hurricanes captain, helped us raise vital funds by stepping up and leading by example! Thanks Brad!
“It’s a fun challenge and it’s all for a good cause. It will definitely be interesting to see how many steps I do during training each week!”
Aziz Al-Sa’afin, AM Show presenter
“Join me doing Red Cross Journey. As a former refugee, I know the good work Red Cross does here and around the world, so I’m happy to support Red Cross through this event. And doing this will be good to get me active at the beginning of spring!”
Take your dog for a walk and count your distance towards your fitness goal!
Get outside in winter and explore your beautiful backyard to get to your fitness goal!
Keep a look out for our competition giveaways throughout your Red Cross Journey!