The Australian Speedrun Marathon Is Back Next Week To Support Game On Cancer

Good runs for a great cause.

Australia’s biggest and most prominent annual speedrunning event, the Australian Speedrun Marathon 2024, is back again next week. The event gets off to a flying start on Tuesday, July 16th and will run for a full five days until Sunday, July 21st.

The event is set to feature some incredible runs of a huge range of games, with everything from Mario Kart 64 to Undertale, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and the fan-favourite The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Even better, ASM2024 is happening in support of the folks at Game On Cancer doing absolutely vital work in funding early career cancer researchers.

Like before, ASM2024 will take place at the Adelaide Rockford, with tickets available now on the official website or at the door for $30. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Game On Cancer. If you’re not in Adelaide or can’t make it in person, the event will be broadcast live on the AusSpeedruns Twitch channel, and donations can be made on the ASM2024 Tiltify fundraising page.

“AusSpeedruns is proud to present the Australian Speedrunning Marathon 2024 – our tenth annual event and the biggest celebration of the Australian speedrunning community to date,” says AusSpeedruns’ Stephen Philp in an accompaying press release. “We’re very proud to be raising funds for Game On Cancer®? to help make this the last generation to die from cancer. We’re thankful for the assistance from MSI this event, and the ways in which their support has helped to make this event possible.” 

 “We are absolutely delighted to be working with the AusSpeedruns team, once again, for another Australian Speedrun Marathon,” adds Adam Renardson, Head of Gaming & Streaming at Cure Cancer. “Last year at ASM2023 the incredible AusSpeedruns community raised more than $35,000, and to date the team have raised more than $100,000 to support life-saving cancer research across a number of different events.” 

You can find the full schedule for Australian Speedrun Marathon 2024 along with details on the event and Game On Cancer, and ticket sales, on the AusSpeedruns website.