Ella Steffens

Noosa Triathlon 2021

I'm fundraising for kids with brain cancer

I’m Ella Steffens, & I’ll be 16 by the time that I compete in the Noosa Triathlon, which is the biggest Olympic distance triathlon in the world.  I have chosen to do the Noosa Triathlon to support the amazing & brave babies, children & young people fighting brain cancer, & to raise much needed money to fund the research that will one day put an end to paediatric brain cancer.  

I have chosen to fundraise for the Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Foundation, as it is a charity that my Mum & I have supported for many years, & because brain cancer stole a special friend of mine last year.  My first triathlon back in 2019 was a fundraiser for this friend, who is now #Forever14.  My youngest brother is also a survivor of childhood cancer.  He was diagnosed at age two, & I have (unfortunately) had to witness the horrid, outdated & genetically inappropriate treatment that these amazing children have to endure. 

The world famous Noosa Triathlon is a 1.5km swim, a 40km ride, & a 10km run through the heart of Noosa, & is being held on my brother’s 8th birthday. I urge you to consider making a tax-deductible donation to this incredibly worthy charity, & to please share my fundraising page across your social platforms.  Together we can support research to end the beast that is the #1 disease killer of young people.

My Updates

Saturday 28th August Update

Saturday 28th Aug

Hi everyone,

Thank you so much for your support, messages & donations so far! I really appreciate all of it. 😊

I wanted to share a super quick update about how training is going! With almost 2 months to go till the tri, it’s getting pretty exciting. Training has been going quite well, getting back into the pool after a few months off has been smoother than I thought, but I’m definitely struggling to find my groove out on the roads on my bike. Practice makes perfect so will continue training hard, doing my best to recover properly, fuel right, and fingers crossed all goes to plan! 

I’ve attached a (blurry!) picture of my border collie Rio- we took these photos of her in some RCD merch when she was a tiny pup!

Thank you again for reading, sharing & donating!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Ella Steffens



Thanks Best of luck!


Helen Tony Kennedy

Dear Ella, you are such a gem. Always endeavoring to help others, especially childhood cancer sufferers. Good luck, heaps of love Nanna and Grandy xxx Go girl! Go! Love ya!


Don Wilkey



Amazing Ella! What a great cause to run for. We are thinking of you and hope you don’t push yourself too hard.



Good luck and thank you for donating to this cause ❤️



Respect! Good luck.


Carissa Klein

Good luck Ella and great job on raising money for a good cause. See you at the Straddie Tri next year?!


Cameron And Susan

Hope you get to have a great day there!


Trish Frick

Your efforts, energy and empathy are a model for us all, Ella.


Christine Gorman

Good luck and thank you ❤


Gregory Parnell

Good luck on event day.


Helen Kennedy

In Memory of your Great Grandmother, Alma Eliza Viola Parnell. She would have been so very proud of you, Ella. xxx


Kirsty Williams

Go Ella!🌟❤️


Steph & Russ

Such a good cause Ella! Best wishes for the run :)


Glen Holmes


Jamie Dominique Dahlia Isla

Sending love from up in the rainforest Ella, all the best with your training and have a great time on the big day, we're proud of you and what your standing for 💗



Good luck Ella !!


Sue Oerlemans

great work Ella


Nicole Chegwyn

You are inspirational Ella! Good luck today, the Noosa Tri sure is a massive endeavour xxx



Such a good cause! Good luck at the Noosa Tri you will smash it as always! Training will be fun! :)



Great cause! Good luck and I’m sure you will do absolutely amazing! :)


Jeanette Parnell

Great to see you are running in your first long race. Life is just a long race. Cheers Great Aunty Jeanette


Cleo Berk

so cool you’re doing this ella !!


William Moore

Great cause good on you for helping raise funds for supporting brain cancer


Amara Peate

Best of luck ells 👏🏻



Good on you Ella.


Claudia Carter

Go Ells !! ❤️


Andrea Steffens


Anna Parnell

Great job Ella


Coco Steffens

Happy 16th birthday Ella! Love, Coco xxx


Rio Steffens

I love you Ella, & I am missing you lots. Race hard & safe, & have lots of fun. Please be sure to save some energy to take me to the beach. Love Rio xxx


Zoe Waldron

Thank you for doing this Ella, much love and support. Go smash it you beast