The Rotary Aussie Peace Walk will be held on the last weekend in March and comprises seven walking events over two days.
To gain an achievement medal, participants must complete one walk on each day.
A full lap of Lake Burley Griffin with a couple of minor detours to make up 42.2km for your Marathon award.
The first half of the Marathon around the central and eastern basins of Lake Burley Griffin.
A pleasurable paved walk that includes walking past the memorials on both sides of Anzac Parade.
A nice, easy walk around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin and past the avenue of flags.
A lovely walk, mostly on trails with a few hills and spectacular scenery looking over Lake Burley Griffin.
Walk mostly on parkland with a short section along a trail through bushland close to the city.
Walk beside the lake, then a short section along a trail through bushland close to the city.
Entries Close in:
Prizes for Participation and Fundraising
Earlybird Entries Open - 12 Dec 2020
We have to make calculations about the number of medals to make, how many volunteers we might need etc., so entries open with a special discounted early bird rate. This helps us gauge how much interest there is in the event.
The discounted price is your reward for making the commitment early.
Earlybird Entry Closes - 12 Jan 2021
The important date when the earlybird prices are replaced with standard pricing. If you didn’t get the earlybird discount this year, keep an eye out for next year’s early entry offers.
Peace Dinner Tickets Open - 21 Jan 2021
This year’s Peace Dinner, the ‘Centenary Peace Dinner’, is a fundraiser to be held at the National Museum of Australia in aid of Give Every Child a Future.
Earlybird Winner Drawn - 26 Jan 2021
A person who subscribed to the pre-release email list and entered the Rotary Aussie Peace Walk before midnight 24 January will win two tickets to the Peace Dinner and have their 2021 entry fee refunded.
Entries Close - 20 March 2021
This is the cut-off date for entering the 2021 Rotary Aussie Peace Walk. For COVID compliance and to aid last-minute preparation, we must, unfortunately, cease taking entries one week prior to the event.
Event Pack Collection - 25/26 March 2021
Event packs will be available for collection from the Canberra Information Centre at Regatta Point on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th, March 2021.
Opening Ceremony - 26 March 2021
The opening ceremony will begin at 4:30 pm in Nara Park where Governor General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC will officially open the event at the Canberra Rotary World Peace Bell.
Centenary Peace Dinner - 26 March 2021
A formal dinner and an auction of several indigenous artworks will be held at the National Museum of Australia.
Day One of Walks - 27 March 2021
The Saturday walks will begin at 7 am with the marathon, followed by the 21k, 12k and 7km events. All times and maps are on the Saturday event page.
Day Two of Walks - 28 March 2021
Sunday walks start with the 24km event at 8 am, followed by the 12k and the 7km. See the Sunday program for all route maps and start times.
Closing Ceremony - 28 March 2021
We will hold a small closing ceremony at Albert Hall to present some special awards and announce a few prize winners.
A unique selection of traditional pieces from all walks of life, showcasing the incredible diversity that flows through the world of music.
The House of Bubbles is a unique pop-up bar, trading from a vintage Citroen that offers a variety of champagne, beer and other bubbly treats.
In the unlikely event first aid is required, the Get First Aid team will be the first responders on hand to provide medical support.