Event Details | Novita

Round up your mates for the Mighty River Run and join the flotilla on the spectacular Murray River to support kids living with disability in South Australia.

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Date: Sunday 11 November to Friday 16 November 2018
Registration Fee: $550 per crew member (early bird special until July 13, $575 thereafter
Fundraising target: $6,000 per crew (of minimum 2 people)

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

Course details

Sunday, 11 November – Wentworth for the night
Monday 12 November – lunch on the side of the river and on to Neds Corner Station for the night
Tuesday 13 November – lunch at Devils Elbow and on to Customs House for the night
Wednesday 14 November – lunch at Renmark and on to Loxton for the night
Thursday 15 November – lunch at Kingston on Murray and finish at Waikerie (night) – Caudo Vineyard for final dinner
Friday 16 November – breakfast then home


Until July 13, each crew member is required to pay a non-refundable registration fee of $550. From July 14, registration is $575. Don’t miss out on our early bird special and REGISTER TODAY!

Included in fee:

  • Campsite accommodation at each overnight stop, including Wentworth on the first night. Participants need to bring their own swags
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Non-alcoholic beverages at breakfast and lunch. Participants pay for own drinks during dinner
  • Entertainment and day activities during the event
  • Novita event management
  • Transport of your bedding and personal items along the route (no vehicles or alcohol)
  • An event polo shirt for each registered crew member
  • Security for boats at each overnight mooring
  • Shuttle service for nominated crew member to enable car and trailer drop off – Waikerie to Wentworth
  • Storage of cars and trailers at Waikerie

Not included in registration fee:

  • Refreshments over and above what is supplied at meal times
  • Fuel (Novita will coordinate fuel collection at each overnight stop). This will be invoiced to each captain at the conclusion of the event
  • Jerry cans
  • Additional activities
  • Transport of boat, crew and equipment to and from Wentworth
  • Marine radio
  • Fishing equipment
  • Camping and sleeping gear
  • Upgraded accommodation i.e. cabin style bedding, can be supplied on request (costs apply). Linen will be provided with upgraded accommodation
  • Water sport equipment (no powered water pumps permitted)
  • Clothing, personal products, towels etc.

Fundraising requirements

The 2017 Mighty River Run is a fundraising event, raising money for Novita. There is a minimum fundraising amount of $6,000 per crew and all funds raised for Novita must be forwarded to the organisation, due prior to the commencement of the event. This is the minimum fundraising amount and crews are encouraged to raise additional funds. All funds raised and donated are non-refundable.

Money can be donated directly by the crew, or funds can be raised through various events, raffles, and other fundraising activities. Novita will be with you every step of the way to support your fundraising including the provision of equipment (banners, marquees etc.), printed collateral (flyers, tickets etc.), and other fundraising tools (donation tins, raffle books etc.). Additionally, Novita will provide you with on-going communications with lots of tips and tools to help you reach your fundraising goal.

The highest fundraising crew for the 2018 event will be acknowledged during the opening dinner on Sunday 11 November, 2018.
Check out our fundraising tips and tools here.


Included in your Team Registration Fee is a 2018 Mighty River Run polo shirt for each crew member. This year’s shirts will again be individualised with your crew name and preferred individual name on each shirt.

Thank you to our event partners

Major Sponsor:

Novita MRR

Event Sponsors:

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What size boat is needed to participate in the event?

Any vessel that is at least 4 metres in length and is approved to carry you and your crew at a minimum speed of 30km/h (in ideal conditions) is acceptable.

How do I get fuel for my boat during the event?

Novita arranges for fuel to be available at each overnight location during the event. Crews are required to advise their needs at the completion of each day and it is then provided at the mooring site the following morning. Fuel is charged at a flat rate for all crews, and is provided in approved 20L containers.

What is provided in the registration fee?

Details of inclusions and exclusion can be found at the top of this page.

I don’t have enough room on my boat to carry my camping equipment and other provisions, how do I get this between stops?

Novita provides transport for all camping, clothing and other items, including spare parts etc. by road for the duration of the event. Items will typically be transported between overnight locations and will be available upon your arrival each afternoon.

What if I break down?

Novita engages mechanics to assist the Mighty River Run event. Each of these people has a comprehensive background in fixing boats and marine equipment. At any time should you be unable to continue in the event due to breakdown Novita will arrange for collection of your car and trailer and will retrieve your boat.

How many crew members can I have?

The minimum number to make up a crew is 2 and the maximum is the legal capacity of your vessel.

Is there an age requirement?

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older on 11 November 2018 to participate in the 2018 Mighty River Run.

Do I have to camp?

No, not at all. If you wish to upgrade your accommodation, you can and Novita will organise the accommodation upgrade for you. This is done through the registration process. An additional charge will be incurred and discussed at the time of booking.

How much does it cost?

The minimum requirement is $6,550 until July 13 as a special early bird price and $6,575 thereafter. This is made up of a $550 (or $575) registration fee (incl. GST) per person and $6,000, per crew, in donations or proceeds from fundraising activities. With an average of 4.4 people per boat, it’s easy to fundraise and we are here to help every step of the way.

Raising $6,000 sounds difficult; does Novita assist crews to raise these funds?

Novita is committed to supporting each crew raise the minimum $6,000 fundraising target. We will provide you with collateral and support for each event/activity held. We can meet to discuss your fundraising plans anytime in the months leading up to the event and we will be sending you emails with lots of tips and ideas to help your crew reach its fundraising goal.

What happens if we haven’t fundraised $6,000 before the event?

Registrations close at the end of September so everyone has time to fundraise the full amount. We will help you every step of the way with your fundraising with tips and tools. We can also provide you with collateral like posters, donation boxes, banners etc. Of course we do understand that sometimes things happen out of our control that may prevent someone from raising the full amount prior to the event. Don’t worry, we will help you work out a plan to reach your goal and in special circumstances, fundraising can continue after the event. Fundraising officially closes one month after the event.

Where can I find the Mighty River Run guidelines?

A registration pack will be provided to you when you register for the Mighty River Run which includes all necessary documentation.

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