“Australia Down Under Challenge” Registration Open


Inaugural Event Benefits Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent


INDIANAPOLIS, IN, May 04, 2021 Vision Event Management is going down under for their newest virtual vacation, the Australia Down Under Challenge. This challenge combines physical activity with a virtual tour of Australia, to benefit the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent.


"Peyton Manning Children's Hospital is honored and grateful to be selected as the charity partner for this unique event. Funds donated will directly impact the children and families we serve at the hospital," said Alicia Schulhof, President, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent.


Between June 7 – August 1, 2021, participants can choose to complete a 120 mile or 60-mile virtual course loop starting in Sydney, Australia. They also have the choice to add on other virtual course routes located throughout Australia. Participants may complete their distance via their fitness discipline of choice, such as running, walking, cycling, indoor swimming or other.


Participants may select from and register for one of three different packages, each of which include a unique collection of participant merchandise:

  • $29.99 Basic Package
  • $39.99 Premium Package
  • $59.99 Ultimate Road Trip Package


Registration is open at www.AustraliaDownUnderChallenge.com.


“We are excited to bring our virtual vacation participants the Australia Down Under Challenge benefiting Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Our participants have tremendous passion for these events, knowing these virtual escapes around the world directly benefit our partner communities.” said Race Director, Jeff Graves. “This will be our sixth virtual vacation challenge in the past year, and we plan to continue taking our participants around the world while benefiting great charities, like the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.”



About Vision Event Management

Vision Event Management (VEM) is regarded as one of the best race management companies in the United States, producing some of the most recognizable and successful events in the country. VEM produces events in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana including the Madison Mini Half Marathon, Drumstick Dash 5K at American Family Field, Brewers Mini-Marathon/10K/5K, Lucky Leprechaun 7K in Milwaukee, and the RUN(317) Series. VEM also produces the following Virtual Challenges: Key Largo to Key West, Wine Country, Aloha and the 465 Virtual Challenge. More than $1 million dollars has been donated to various partner charities through VEM events.


About Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

As a full-service pediatric care network, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent treats patients from all over Indiana and beyond, and is equipped to provide primary care or specialty care for acute or complex conditions. Family-focused care is provided by more than 100 highly experienced pediatric specialists along with experienced pediatric nurses, child life specialists, chaplains, and other health professionals with a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach all with a common goal -- making sure kids are getting back to being kids as quickly as possible.