Frequently Asked Questions
There are 2 ways to participate in the Santa Speedo Shuffle in 2022.
Registration entry fee for the 2022 Shuffle is $40 per adult and $15 per child (5-17). This is not tax deductible and grants you entry into the event.
- Santa Shuffler: Join us at The Jetty at Lake Burley Griffin on July 31st and Shuffle in your speedos or festive attire the 5km bridge to bridge. We start shuffling from 10am (to allow some fog to clear!)
- Satellite Shuffler: If you can’t attend on the day you can choose your own route (up to 5km) and capture the moment in your speedos and share on social media tagging @cysticfibrosisact and using the hashtag #santaspeedoshuffle
You will receive check-in and registration details on sign-up.
Yes. You can make a donation to the event.
Head Santa Heidi also needs some Elves (event volunteers) on the day to help run things smoothly. If you can help please email [email protected] (You must be available from 9am to 12pm).
Funds raised from the Santa Speedo Shuffle go to Cystic Fibrosis ACT, a Canberra based non profit that provides essential medical equipment, nutritional supplements and sports grants to local families with a child or adult living with cystic fibrosis.
Our key focus is to give people with CF in our community as much time as possible. A diagnosis means a shorter life expectancy and intensive daily treatment. Each item we provide reduces treatment times, reduces hospital stays and ensure they can spend more time with their loved ones.
To operate these services we rely on community and philanthropic donations.
Yes. Cystic Fibrosis ACT is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, which means you will receive a tax deductible receipt for any donation of $2 or more.
Your registration fee is not tax deductible.
Absolutely! Just register as a Satellite Santa and choose your own route. We encourage you to share your shuffle on social media using the hashtag #santaspeedoshuffle #cystic fibrosis
Firstly, this event is for fitness levels of all types. You can run, walk, shuffle or crawl at your own pace around Lake Burley Griffin. If you haven’t been very active lately we encourage you to do a few 15min walks 2-3 times a week from when you register. Increase your water intake to ensure you're hydrated and don’t forget to have some breakfast before you come.
Don’t push yourself too hard, just come and have fun. We will also have first aid available if that is needed on the day.
If you want to have a few training sessions why not check out Running for Resilience who meet every Wednesday 6pm at The Dock or Friday 6.15am at the Dock. This is a great group and all fitness levels are welcome - https://www.runningforresilience.com/
The best thing to do is to let everyone know that you will be getting involved and ask for their support. Here are a few ways to boost your fundraising:
- Personalise your page. Add a photo and tell people why you are raising funds.
- Aim high when setting your fundraising target - it actually encourages people to give more!
- Make sure the first donation is a good one. This will set the trend for your fundraising page. You might want to ask your most generous friends or family members to make the first donation - or make it yourself!
- Share with all your friends, family and colleagues. You’ll be surprised how many people want to support you.
- Remind your friends by email two or three times. With our busy lives, no one minds a couple friendly reminders.
- Keep people updated on your progress – people will be inspired to support you when they see how hard you are working.
- Thank everyone who has supported you. Let them know their donation has been noticed and appreciated. Thank them by email, social media or send them a thank you message through your fundraising page (see below).
- If you are close to reaching your fundraising target, increase it! If people think you are close to meeting your target, they may not donate as much as they would have otherwise.
Both! While social media is great for sharing updates with your friends, research has shown that email is still more effective at generating donations.
Here are some suggestions for making your email asks effective:
- Make it personal. Tell people why you are raising funds for women and children who have experienced domestic violence.
- Always include a link to your online fundraising page in your emails.
You can also use social media to:
- reach out to your friends and family and ask them to make a donation.
- keep your friends up-to-date with your progress – including photos.
- share updates about the Shuffle and Cystic Fibrosis. Make sure you are following CFACT on all social platforms and connect with our Head Santa Heidi on LinkedIn.
- thank your supporters by posting a message on their Facebook wall.
Simply log in to your profile, click on 'Complete Your Profile', then 'Personalise Your Profile' and you can skip through the steps until you reach 'Fundraising Target'.
Here you can update your target and click 'Next'.
Thanking your donors is one of the most important things you will do in your fundraising.
Simply log in to your fundraising page and follow the prompts to thank your donors.
Let’s be honest, shuffling in your speedos is a bit weird. So we encourage you to come with a team. This could include your work colleagues, friends or family members. Whether you join us individually or as part of a team, you can inspire members of your community to get involved in some friendly competition and see who can raise the most money to support local families with cystic fibrosis.
You will have the option to create or join a team during registration or from your individual fundraising page after you’ve registered.
Follow the step-by-step process here to create or join a team.
Your fundraising page will be live until 31st August 2022 to give you plenty of time to reach out to your sponsors before and after the Shuffle.
For more information on cystic fibrosis, you can visit our website and follow us on social media:
Alternatively you can contact Head Santa Heidi for more information or to organise a speaker at any mini events you might hold in the lead up to the shuffle. [email protected]
Our payments are processed using Stripe Payments. Stripe specialises in delivering successful eCommerce payment gateway services to thousands of merchants. Stripe is an international company with a trusted name in eCommerce solutions and is at the forefront of the online payment industry. Processing donations through this platform, we had to ensure we were PCI compliant, which is the utmost level of security when processing payments online.
The Santa Speedo Shuffle is around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin. We will meet at The Jetty (this is on the Parliament House side of LBG next to Waters Edge Restaurant). We Shuffle from 10am and encourage you to arrive from 9.30am to warm up and de-robe.
We want to see your vintage speedos from Santa Shuffles past.
If you are new to the Shuffle you can wear speedos of any colour that take your fancy, but red, black and green are preferred. Previous Shufflers have added some tights under their speedos. That’s ok!
If you still want to join us, but speedo’s are not your thing, come in whatever you are comfortable in with a festive theme. Maybe you would prefer a Santa Suit, Ugly Sweater or Reindeer antlers.
Plan ahead and carpool if you can. There are a few car parks around the Start/Finish line including Questacon, The National Library, Treasury and next to Albert Hall.
Likely. We have been lucky with the weather in the past. But who knows what the day will bring. The event will go ahead rain, hail, snow or shine. The route may be shortened if the weather is cold. Only in extreme conditions will it be cancelled. Ensure you are following Cystic FIbrosis ACT on Facebook for live event updates on the day.