Eureka Stair Climb raises money to help restore sight to needlessly blind people. Did you know that over 36 million people in the world are blind but 4 out of 5 don’t need to be? The Fred Hollows Foundation currently works in over 25 countries, restoring sight to millions. A simple 10 minute procedure can restore sight for as little as $25!
What is the minimum pledge?
By registering for Eureka Stair Climb you commit to raising a minimum of $50 (Standard walker or Climber) or $250 (per member of a Corporate Challenge team) for The Fred Hollows Foundation. This minimum fundraising pledge must be reached by event day and will be checked prior to receiving your race bib and entry to the event.
Reaching the $50 minimum pledge is easy. You can kick start your fundraising by making a donation to yourself to show your supporters that you are serious about the challenge and committed to the sight restoring work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. Most climbers have their own personal fundraising goal and many will aim to reach a much higher target to help restore sight to needlessly blind people and be in the running for some sensational prizes.
Click here for our top 10 fundraising tips to help you reach your target
To learn more about where your money goes click here.
TOGETHER WE CAN END AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS
HOW TO RECEIVE DONATIONS
Donations can be made via the “DONATE” button at the top of this page.
If you receive cash donations, a climber can bank the cash and then make an on-line donation to themselves using their personal credit card. Make sure to use your supporter's name and email address, so the tax receipt can be sent automatically to the donor.
All cheques should be made out to ‘The Fred Hollows Foundation’ and sent, together with a note containing the participants name and Eureka Stair Climb as reference, to The Fred Hollows Foundation, Reply Paid 84932, Alexandria, NSW, 2015
On Event Day
We will be able to accept donations by credit card, cash and cheques on the day at the donations tent near event check-in.
PRIZES AND REWARDS
Your amazing efforts deserve recognition and prizes will be presented in a number of categories!
2018 Eureka Stair Climb Prizes
Fastest Individual Climbers - Male & Female - A pair of La Sportiva running shoes of choice. 14 models to choose from! Donated by Bogong Equipment Store
Fastest Team - Dinner for 4 at Bluetrain, Level 3 Southgate Complex (Value $400)
Highest Individual Fundraiser - Stevens Road Bike (valued at over $2,000).
2nd Highest Individual Fundraiser - 2nd Prize: 2 nights accommodation, breakfast and a bottle of wine on arrival at Travelodge Southbank
3rd Highest Individual Fundraiser - 3rd Prize: Mary Martin Bookstore Southgate ($100 voucher)
Highest Fundraising Team - 4 x Specsavers $200 vouchers
Emergency Service - all emergency services winners will receive a trophy plus:
Emergency/Paramedic Challenge Fastest Team: 4 x iFit Vue fitness trackers
Emergency Services Challenge Fastest Male & Female Individual: A Balloon Flight over Melbourne or Yarra Valley
Full Kit Challenge Fastest Team: Framed Fred Hollows Foundation image & Team photo
Full Kit Challenge Fastest Male & Female Individual: A Balloon Flight over Melbourne or Yarra Valley
Highest Fundraising Team - Challenge Cup Trophy, plus Melbourne Boat Hire 2 hour trip for 8
Fastest Team - Challenge Cup Trophy, plus Framed Fred Hollows Foundation image & Team photo
Best Dressed - Individual: Ludlow Bar & Dining Room, Southbank ($50 voucher)
Best Dressed - Team: BearBrass Eating & Drinking, Southgate (2 x $25 vouchers), plus P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub, Southbank (2 x $25 vouchers)
Age winners - 12-18yrs, 19-29yrs, 30-39yrs, 40-49yrs, 50-59yrs, 60+
All age categories (both male and female) will receive a certificate and limited edition Fred Hollows Commemorative Medallion and Stamp
Note: If you have entered as a team, you will not be eligible for individual awards.
Become A 'Sight Superstar'
Sight Superstar status is a reward for the top fundraising individual climbers/walkers.
To qualify as a Sight Superstar you must:
- Raise at least $1000 as an individual
- Rank in the top 50 individual highest fundraisers
Sight Superstars will be rewarded* with:
- A 2018 limited edition Sight Superstar singlet and Fred Hollows Foundation cap when you collect your race bib. The bib will have a Sight Superstar sticker on it to identify you as a superstar.
- After your climb, you're invited to join us for brunch with the other Superstars and VIPs in the VIP Marquee. This marquee is located on the Concourse right next to the Fred Hollows Foundation marquee. Note the brunch will include fruit, pasties and tea/coffee/juices so you can splurge a little on those carbs you dropped during the climb..
- Your Sight Superstar status will give you 'Express Access' to a post-event massage. Simply head to the front of the queue at the massage tent in the concourse and you'll be moved to the next in line!
- Your name will be up in lights (or at least on our scrolling leaderboard!)
*Note: rewards and prizes are subject to change.