The Smiley Reilly Project

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

‘Round the World for Reilly is the main fundraising event for The Smiley Reilly Project.

Each March, our ‘Round the World for Reilly campaign hopes to involve as many people as possible in as many different locations as possible around the globe. The day aims to provide people with an opportunity to reconnect with friends and family for some fun, love, sunshine, and laughter.

All money raised goes to The Smiley Reilly Project!

So, what do you actually do?

The choice is yours! You can choose to walk, run, stagger, ski, cycle or stroll in memory of Reilly. Random past events for RTW4R include a retro 80s aerobics class, a helicopter flight, a trek up Mt Kosciuszko, snow shovelling … you’re only limited by your imagination. We’ve had solitary walkers, large groups, and family events, in towns and cities, at the beach, in the desert, you name it. All we ask is that you dedicate some of your day to doing something in honour of Reilly and in recognition of the bereaved families that we support near and far. It doesn't have to be a big thing, you could even dedicate your daily walk to your local cafe to us! Each year Reilly’s mum and dad and his brothers, Flynn and Liam, join a group in Brisbane walking through the Botanic Gardens, and adding Brisbane to the ‘Round the World for Reilly map.

How 'Round the World for Reilly started.

In 2016, an invitation was put out to a small network of friends to join a fun run in Melbourne to honour Reilly, the son of Raquel and Jonathan Hall, lost to SIDS in February 2015. Within two weeks, people from all corners of the globe made a pledge to participate in a fun run to be held in their own part of the world on the same day. On March 20th, 2016 around 600 people took part, encompassing 67 different locations across 17 countries, making this a truly global event.

Registrations for ‘Round the World for Reilly 2022 will open in February next year. You’ll be able to pin your spot on our RTW4R map by registering as an individual, family or business (we’ll give businesses a special plug). You can also choose to join one of our pre-organised events (details for 2022 tbc).  Click on the map pins below to see who took part in 2021 and where in the world they were.

Looking to host your own special fundraising event? 
Contact us here, we’d love to help in your planning.

Pre-organised Locations

Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Phil at Silo Park at 10.30am for a walk to Wynyard Quarter and a refreshing ale.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Ash at 10.30am in Crest Park, Bellara for a walk and a get together at the Bribie Island Hotel.
Join us at 10.00am for a walk in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens followed by a gathering at the family-friendly Victory Hotel for a drink and bite to eat.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Richard at 11.00am at Travis Wetlands for a walk followed by a gathering at the Papanui Club.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Sherrie at 9.00am at Simply Bliss Coffee (on The Esplanade alongside the Lake) for a walk and BYO picnic.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Craig at 10.00am outside Elk Espresso in Broadbeach for a walk along the beach and post-stroll gathering.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinators Penny & Rich at the National Herbarium in the Royal Botanical Gardens at 10.00am for a walk and BYO picnic.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Lara on Saturday March 27th for a walk from Trigg Beach to Scarborough Beach. Meet at 9.00am at Canteen Trigg for a morning coffee or juice kickstart before we set off.
Join our Smiley Reilly coordinator Mike at 10.00am at The Bay Run in Lilyfield for a walk followed by a gathering at UTS Rowing Club for a drink and bite to eat.
Join our Smiley Reilly co-ordinator Dianne at the Yacht Club at 10.00am for a walk along the river bank and a follow up coffee.


Chantal Boutet
Roanne France

Une pensée pour Reilly

The Robilla’s

Really happy and proud to participate in this great projects. Greetings from sLOVEnia.

Rose Brown

Walking in the west of England!

Brisbane – City Botanic Gardens
Coolangatta Qld

Couldn’t make Brisbane due to family visit, so here I am in Coolangatta Qld

Valerie Nurse
Fara in Sabina Rieti Italy
Cannes, France
Rome, Italy
The Toads
Sydney – Lilyfield
Manning Family
GB Family
Sydney – Lilyfield
The Pickering Familu
Natural Bridge
Emma Gilfillan
Birmingham, UK
Birmingham, UK
Sydney – Lilyfield
Corinna Spooner
Burleigh Heads

Happy to be back from crazy Covid time to support this wonderful event.

Walking For Hugo
Bribie Island – Crest Park

We are walking for our Son & Brother Hugo Michael Foote, who flew with the angels on the 01/04/2013 at 2 hours and 25 mins old. Also honouring Reilly, and the huge impact he has had on the bereaved community.

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Congratulations and thank you to everyone!!

Jamieson Family
Auckland, New Zealand
Jude Cathcart
TWIZEL New Zealand

Privileged and proud to be able to take part in the Smiley Reilly project once again ❤️❤️❤️

Ashcroft Colombo
Barcelona, Spain

We’ll be confined at home, but ready to support the cause as we can!

The Barker family

All the best everyone!


Big Up for Smiles

roberto Astarita
steggerda Holland
Mamal’s misfits on tour
Gold Coast – Broadbeach

Whoo Hoo.. I’ll make sure we are there on the right day this year.

Justine McP
Gold Coast – Broadbeach

Thank you for your support, we’re looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, 28 March as we go ‘Round the World for Reilly – a great day for a great cause!

Looking to host your own special fundraising event? Contact us here, we’d love to help in your planning.