FAQ - Smiddy Fun Week 2021

Frequently Asked Questions


Smiddy Fun Week is a virtual event that is open to the community to partake in during #7daysofSmiddy. We encourage all fitness levels to take part, but recommend you are physically fit and able before taking part in any exercise.

The event is held in memory of PA Hospital physio Adam Smiddy who died of a melanoma in 2006 at just 26 years of age. Since then a fun run has been held on the PA hospital grounds in his memory.

In 2021, the event is being held online to spread awareness and raise funds during Skin Cancer Action Week, November 21-27. Challenge yourself and cycle, swim, run, walk for #7daysofSmiddy.

In Australia, the incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world. In 2018, over 2000 people died from skin cancer. Researchers are working tirelessly in their fight against skin cancer. Every dollar you raise will go to support their work. You can read the latest from the Dermatology Research Centre here. If every participant raised a minimum of $150, we would get to our goal of $50,000. Your community will love to support you, let them know your motivations and ask for their support. Every little bit helps.

We will help you every step of the way and give you the tools you need.

Spread the word here by logging into your profile and send one of our pre-written emails or social media imagery. Every donation over $2 is tax deductible and donors will receive an official receipt via email.

Choose your distance of 25k, 50k or 75k or pick your own distance.

25 km = 33,000 steps

50km = 66,000 steps

75km = 99,000 steps

We encourage participants to complete this during the #7daysofSmiddy week Nov 21–27.

You will need an active Fitbit account.

Log in to your Smiddy Fun Week profile and follow the steps to get connected. If you can’t see the option on your profile page go into your profile (top right) > account settings > manage connections.

Yes, just log in to your profile and select Post Workout to update your page. You can add distance, time, description and imagery.

Of course. The below may help with your tracking:*

30 minute Pilate class = 3km

1 hour yoga class = 6km

30 minutes HIIT training = 10km

60 star jumps (1 minute) = 100m

1 hour handball/tennis = 4km

1 hour of after school sport = 5km

*these figures should be used as a guide only

Yes, log in to your profile (top right) > account settings > and choose the appropriate tabs. You can also change your password here. You can also reset your password here.

Make sure you are logged in and select Join a Team on the left hand side of your profile page. You can select to Create or Join a team here.

Participants who have participated in the 2019/2020 Smiddy Fun Run will need to log into their accounts or reset their password here. Please contact our team on 3180 1840 or email [email protected] if you are still experiencing issues. Each user requires a separate email address to participate.

Payment on our site is very secure. Our payments are processed using Braintree Payments, a Paypal company. Processing donations through this platform, we had to ensure we were PCI DSS compliant, which is the utmost level of security when processing payments online. The PCI DSS compliance has been done by SecurityMetrics, leader in the security market.

Our site is also using 128 bit SSL encryption technologies site-wide, which you can see by the green lock in your browser URL bar. We ensure every available effort is made to protect the privacy of the information you provide to us. To the extent we hold such information, we encrypt all email addresses, passwords and other contact details of the Participants or people who make Donations or place Purchase Orders.

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Paypal for online donations.

Our payments are processed using Braintree Payments, a Paypal company. Braintree specialises in delivering successful eCommerce payment gateway services to thousands of merchants. Braintree is an international company with a trusted name in eCommerce solutions is at the fore front of the online payment industry. Processing donations through this platform, we had to ensure we were PCI DSS compliant, which is the utmost level of security when processing payments online.

We are unable to provide a refund for your Smiddy Fun Week registration. Smiddy Fun Week is a fundraising event with every dollar raised through registrations and fundraising going to vital skin cancer research. We appreciate your support.