Novita’s 10th annual Mighty River Run a success!

Over 160 South Australian men and women on 34 boats have commenced their week long journey from Blanchetown, through the beautiful South Australian Riverland, in support of kids living with disability!

The idea to take a flotilla of boats along the mighty River Murray was brought to Novita by two of our dedicated Patrons, John Riddell (Channel 7) and Jason ‘Snowy’ Carter.  

Last year was one of the biggest, with all proceeds supporting Novita kids. The Run travelled from Blanchetown to Chowilla Station, in SA. Stops along the way included Waikerie, Loxton, a trip to the border and Renmark.

Thank you to everyone for their fundraising efforts and generous donations. Please like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the Mighty River Run.

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Our ambassadors


Dan, six years, is one of the youngest fans of the Mighty River Run, due to the involvement of his parents Paul and Carol. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Paul with Carol’s support, led Team Dan, a crew named in honour of their son. In 2015 the crew has since evolved and another client father has joined to make Team JadeDan.

Read more about Dan here


Sophie, now aged eight, became a client of Novita when she was just six months old, following a referral from the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She has been a regular visitor to the Mighty River Run over a number of years, taking delight in watching the flotilla sail down the Murray and meeting the boaties.

Read more about Sophie here

Russell Ebert

Novita is delighted to have Mighty River Run ambassador Russell Ebert back on board for the 2016 Run. Russell has been involved since the first Mighty River Run in 2007! We’re also thrilled to have our Media Partner Triple M 104.7 and Roo and Ditts back on board this year.

Read more about Sophie here

To support our Novita kids please go to Mighty River Run website.

Your generous donation will help Novita kids, just like our ambassador Dan!

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