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Canberra.Australia.March 26-28

Event Info

Friday 26 March, 4:30 pm: Opening Ceremony at World Peace Bell

Friday 26 March, 6 pm: Peace Dinner at National Museum

Saturday 27 March: 42km, 21km, 12km, 7km Walks

Sunday 28 March: 24km, 12km, 7km Walks

Sunday 28 March, 4 pm: Closing Ceremony at Albert Hall


General Information

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.

The 2021 event is being held in aid of the Rotary centenary project; Give Every Child a Future. We encourage all entrants to set up a fundraising page to assist this effort.

You or your team could win a fabulous prize for participation or fundraising.

Saturday Walks


26.2 miles

A full lap of Lake Burley Griffin with a couple of minor detours to make up 42.2km for your Marathon award.

Saturday, Maps and Details


13.1 miles

The first half of the Marathon around the central and eastern basins of Lake Burley Griffin.

Saturday, Maps and Details


7.4 miles

A pleasurable paved walk that includes walking past the memorials on both sides of Anzac Parade.

Saturday, Maps and Details


4.3 miles

A nice, easy walk around the central basin of Lake Burley Griffin and past the avenue of flags.

Saturday, Maps and Details

Sunday Walks


14.9 miles

A lovely walk, mostly on trails with a few hills and spectacular scenery looking over Lake Burley Griffin.

Sunday Walks, Maps and Details


7.4 miles

Walk mostly on parkland with a short section along a trail through bushland close to the city.

Sunday Walks, Maps and Details


4.3 miles

Walk beside the lake, then a short section along a trail through bushland close to the city.

Sunday Walks, Maps and Details

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Prizes for Participation and Fundraising


Team Participation Prize For 12 People

Win a magnificent ‘out of this world’ experience for your team at Canberra’s only virtual escape rooms.

Find out how your team can win >>

Win a romantic weekend for two

Community Supporter Prize

Raise over $1,000 for Give Every Child a Future and you could be in the draw for a two-night Romantic Weekend at one of Canberra’s best 5-star hotels.

Read the details are here >>


Milestone Dates

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.

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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.

(The lucky winner was Mark Schipp)

Online Entries Close - 23 March 2021

This is the cut-off date for entering the 2021 Rotary Aussie Peace Walk at standard rates.

There will be an opportunity to enter on the day however, from the 23rd, a late fee will apply.

Event Pack Collection - 26 March 2021

Event packs will be available for collection from the Canberra Information Centre at Regatta Point on Friday 26th, March 2021, between 9 am and 5 pm.

Please try to collect your pack on Friday to make it easier for busy volunteers on Saturday morning.

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

Fundraising Winners Announced - 3 May 2021

The fundraising site will stay live for one month after the event for participants to do some last-minute fundraising and collect all money pledged in support.

The fundraising award of a two-night romantic getaway at the Hotel Realm will be announced.

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Medical Support

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