Mighty River Run | Novita

Thanks for your support of the 2018 Mighty River Run, what a week! Vital funds raised by crews from the event will be used to support kids living with disability to discover their full potential. Participants and volunteers had a wonderful time – images and stories to be shared soon. To learn more about the 2019 event, click here to be added to our mailing list and be the first to receive the details when we launch

Join SA’s largest charity flotilla along the Mighty River Murray

This November, round up your mates for the Mighty River Run for a 6-day boating adventure on the spectacular Murray River to support kids living with disability in South Australia

The idea to take a flotilla of boats along the spectacular Murray River was brought to Novita by our dedicated event Patrons, John Riddell (Channel 7), Jason ‘Snowy’ Carter and Russell Ebert. The Mighty River Run takes up to 40 boats and their crews on a six-day trip along the Murray where you will be able to take in the spectacular sights of this magnificent river.

There will be stops along the way in different towns and homesteads and each night will be spent in a different location. Days and evenings are filled with entertainment and games that everyone can enjoy.

The Mighty River Run route will take us to the following places along the beautiful Murray River in 2018 – Wentworth, Neds Corner, Devils Elbow, Customs House, Renmark, Berri, Loxton and Waikerie. You will also get the chance to cruise the beautiful Darling River.
Download a free info pack.

How it works

01. Register

Yourself or your whole crew to secure your spot

02. Fundraise

Through events, online and other fun activities

03. Cruise

For 6 days along the spectacular Murray River

04. Change Lives

Of thousands of people living with disability in SA

Join the Mighty River Run and start raising funds for people living with disability in SA

The Cause

Novita provides child development, rehabilitation and disability services to young clients, as well as support for their families and carers. We support children and young people throughout their childhood and adolescent years, in Adelaide, regional South Australia and beyond.

Our aim is to help all children and young people living with disability to 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.

Through our broader work with families and communities, Novita’s life-changing services have a direct impact on thousands of South Australians.

Join the Mighty River Run and start raising funds for people living with disability in SA

How you help

Funds raised in 2018 will help the expansion of services to meet the growing community need, with new regional hubs opening in Murray Bridge and Broken Hill, as well as extending our range of rehabilitation services at our existing regional hubs in Port Lincoln and Whyalla. In the next 12 months alone, it is projected that there will be a 22.8% increase in young people in regional areas living with disability needing our help.

Together, we can change the lives of thousands of South Australian kids and their families.

Our ambassadors:


Dan is a funny, cheeky and determined boy who lives with congenital muscular dystrophy. Dan has been a Novita kid since just after his first birthday and receives physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology services. He is also provided with various pieces of equipment that enable him to do things like walk and communicate. “This degree of independence and inclusion is a big deal to a little boy,” says Carol, Dan’s mum.


Sophie is happy girl who lives with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, microcephaly, hearing loss in both ears, visual impairment and swallowing issues as a result of congenital Cytomegalovirus. Novita provides Sophie with physiotherapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy services, as well as support for her family. Novita also provides equipment for Sophie. “Without Novita, Sophie would not be where she is at today,” says Angela, Sophie’s mum.


Chloe is a beautiful and determined girl who lives with cerebral palsy. When Chloe first started with Novita, her mobility and speech was minimal. But gradually, Chloe built relationships with her therapists and she was able to train her muscles to use a knife and fork, to walk and talk. “These are all fantastic improvements for Chloe, building her confidence, muscle strength and giving her new skills. And none of this would have been possible without Novita and the generous support of people like you.” Says Tim, Chloe’s dad.

Top Crews

Count us in

Thanks to Club Marine as our major partner for the Mighty River Run. Club Marine is committed to helping support kids living with disability in South Australia.

Novita MRR

Join the Mighty River Run and start raising funds for people living with disability in SA