Australian Speedrun Marathon 2024 Kicks Off July 16

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The Australian Speedrun Marathon (ASM2024), Australia’s largest and longest-running speedrunning event, is set to kick off on Tuesday, July 16th, and will run through to Sunday, July 21st. This flagship 5-day annual marathon of the AusSpeedruns community will raise funds for Game On Cancer®.

Exciting Lineup of Games

ASM2024 boasts an exciting lineup featuring some of the most beloved games in the speedrunning community, including:

  • Mario Kart 64
  • Futurama
  • Undertale
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • The Simpsons: Hit & Run

The event will be hosted at the Adelaide Rockford (164 Hindley St, Adelaide). Tickets are available on the AusSpeedruns website or at the door for $30, with proceeds benefiting Game On Cancer®.

Photo of PAXAus 2023 Speedrunning
Photo via @AusSpeedruns on Twitter

Supporting a Worthy Cause

Game On Cancer® is an initiative by Cure Cancer, an Australian charity dedicated to funding early-career cancer researchers. To date, Cure Cancer has provided over 560 research grants to young scientists, many of whom have become leaders in global cancer research.

Stephen Philp from AusSpeedruns said

“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. 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.”

Event Schedule and Participation

Adam Renardson, Head of Gaming & Streaming at Cure Cancer, added

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with the AusSpeedruns team once again for another Australian Speedrun Marathon. Last year at ASM2023, the incredible AusSpeedruns community raised more than $35,000, and to date, the team has raised more than $100,000 to support life-saving cancer research across various events.”

The full schedule for ASM2024 and details of the talent involved can be found on the AusSpeedruns website. The event will be streamed live on the AusSpeedruns Twitch channel. Donations to the fundraiser can be made on the ASM2024 Tiltify fundraising page.

Show your support for Game On Cancer® by following them on Twitter, joining the community on Discord, and most importantly, tuning into the event and donating.

With an exciting lineup of games and a noble cause, ASM2024 promises to be a highlight in the gaming calendar. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy some fantastic speedruns and contribute to a worthy cause.

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