Register now for the 2017 Mighty River Run

The 2017 Mighty River Run will take place from 12 – 17 November

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. We are the State’s largest community-based children’s services organisation, providing a range of high quality services and programs throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia. Our trained therapists and specialists include pediatricians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, dieticians and more. Our aim is to help all children and young people living with disability enjoy every aspect of their lives – whether at home, at kindergarten, primary or high school, in the playground or on the sports field – and allow them to discover their full potential.

The Mighty River Run is Novita’s biggest fundraiser so we are fortunate to be able to contribute to multiple areas of the organisation. Money raised from the Mighty River Run is allocated to these ongoing projects for 2017:

  • Planning and development for new Novita offices – enabling us to provide support to more kids in more areas
  • Providing additional workshops and activities to support our current services – providing kids more chances to learn new skills and make friends
  • Providing equipment including mobility, gym and sports equipment, eye tracking communications systems and communication books – enabling kids to reach their goals
  •   Toys and resources for parents and carers to use – supporting the people who support our kids
  • Research and innovation –  ensuring we are using the latest and best practice models of child development, early intervention and therapy services to best support our kids and their families


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2016 Event Gallery 

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Our 2017 ambassadors – Dan & Sophie


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


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

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.

Our Patrons – John Riddell and Jason ‘Snowy’ Carter

Jason ‘Snowy’ Carter and John Riddell (Channel 7) (pictured here with client ambassadors Dan and Sophie) have been involved with the Mighty River Run since its inception.

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

Your generous donation will help Novita kids.

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