Smiddy Fun Run

Join us on November 23 for a run around the PA Hospital campus, to help raise funds and awareness for skin cancer research in honour of PA Hospital Physiotherapist Adam Smiddy.

Smiddy Fun Run 2023

Date: Thursday 23 November
Time: 6:00am – 8:00am (head to Russell Strong Courtyard from 5:30am to check in)
Course: 5km loop of the PA Hospital Campus (2 loops of a 2.5km course)
Start and Finish Line: Russell Strong Auditorium Courtyard
Early bird registration price: $20 
Full price registration from November 3rd: $30

$11,279 raised

$5,000 Goal

$11,279 raised

$5,000 Goal



How Smiddy Fun Run works!

Step 1
Sign up for the Smiddy Fun Run.
Step 2
Spread the word to family and friends
Step 3
Raise important funds for skin cancer research in memory of Adam Smiddy!

Step 4

Smash the 5km Smiddy course on Thursday 23 November.

What is the Smiddy Fun Run?

The Smiddy Fun Run is an event held in honour of Adam Smiddy who was just 26 years old when he died, only 6 months after being diagnosed with a malignant melanoma.

Adam passed away on 6th August 2006 after only 8 days in hospital. Adam was a keen triathlete and runner and a dedicated physiotherapist at the PA Hospital.

As a way for staff to celebrate and remember Adam through something he loved doing, the Physiotherapy Department organised a fun run a few months later to coincide with his birthday on the 7th November.

Since then, the Smiddy Fun Run has taken place every year (both on site and virtually) during National Skin Cancer Action Week (21st - 27th November) to help raise funds and awareness for skin cancer research at the PA and has raised over $150,000.

Join us in honouring Adam Smiddy and support skin cancer research at the PA Campus by signing up for the Smiddy Fun Run.