The Mighty River Run is Novita’s biggest fundraiser with South Australian men and women on over 30 boats making their week long journey through the Riverland.

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.

This year the event will start in Goolwa and head up to Morgan before returning to Mannum. There is an optional cruise available for a limited number of guests on Sunday 12 November starting at 8.30am. Join us as we cross Lake Alexandrina on the Spirit of the Coorong charter.

Limited places available so get in early!

The Mighty River Run route will take us to the following places along the beautiful Murray River in 2017 – Goolwa, Tailem Bend, Mypolonga, Aruma River Resort, Blanchetown, Morgan, Swan Reach and Mannum.

Funds raised from the Mighty River Run assist Novita to support thousands of South Australian kids and young people living with disability, their families and carers.

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.

2016 Event gallery

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Registrations now open

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

Russel 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.

To support our Novita kids please go to Mighty River Run website. Your generous donation will help Novita kids, just like our ambassador Dan!