The Longest Try

1,800km in 42 days



The Longest Try Challenge

The Longest Try is an endurance event like no other. Combining the sports of Ultra Running and Rugby League to help fundraise for children's charities in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

Crossing 3 states of Australia, Robbie Dolan, an amateur Rugby League player turned Ultra Marathon runner, will attempt a World's first crossing of 1,800km from Melbourne to Brisbane during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Starting on Sunday October 22nd, Robbie will run an average of 50km a day through Victoria, New South Wales and into Queensland, carrying a rugby ball, in a foot race to the Rugby League World Cup Final at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday December 2nd.

Robbie's endurance endeavour will kick off from Melbourne's AAMI Park and visit Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Sawtell and Coffs Harbour. He will end by scoring a Try at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium in the longest 5 tackles in history.


Our Charities

The Longest Try will fundraise for charities in the U.K and Australia creating a positive and life changing impact with your help for children and their families.

Roald dahl's marvellous children's charity

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity believes every seriously ill child should have the best possible healthcare

We believe every child with a serious illness in the UK should have access to the knowledge, skills and experience required to meet their healthcare needs, no matter where they live. That’s why we create and fund specialist nursing posts within the NHS across the UK.  It is essential that children’s nurses across the UK are fully supported to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the best care possible. That’s why we provide professional support to our Roald Dahl nurses to enhance their skills and foster innovation to improve services for seriously ill children.

miracle babies foundation of australia

Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading organisation supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.

Every year in Australia, 48,000 newborn babies require the help of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or Special Care Nursery (SCN). 27,000 of these babies are born premature and up to 1,000 babies lose their fight for life.

children's tumour foundation of australia

The Children's Tumour Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing information, resources and support services to children, their families and adults living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis.

CTF also raises funds to support promising medical research aimed at finding new treatments and ultimately a cure for NF.


Our Partners

Our commercial partners have made this journey possible with their help and donations, click on the image to find out more about them and how they're supporting The Longest Try.