Rotary Aussie Peace Walk

Canberra.Australia.March 26-27

Event Info

Friday 25 March, 4:30 pm: Opening Ceremony at World Peace Bell

Saturday 26 March: 42km, 21km, 12km, 7km Walks

Saturday 26 March: Peace Walk Dinner

Sunday 27 March: 24km, 12km, 7km Walks

Sunday 27 March, 4 pm: Closing Ceremony at Albert Hall

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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 2022 event is again 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

42k

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

21k

13.1 miles

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

Saturday, Maps and Details

12k

7.4 miles

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

Saturday, Maps and Details

7k

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

24k

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

12k

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

7k

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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Schedule

Milestone Dates

Earlybird Entries Open - 21 Sept 2021

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. 

Earlybird Winner Drawn - 26 Jan 2022

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 Walk Dinner.

(The 2021 lucky winner was Mark Schipp)

Online Entries Close - 21 March 2022

This is the cut-off date for entering the 2022 Rotary Aussie Peace Walk at standard rates.

There will be an opportunity to enter on the day however, from the 22nd, a late fee will apply.

Event Pack Collection - 25 March 2022

Event packs will be available for collection from the Canberra Information Centre at Regatta Point on Friday 25th, March 2022, 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 - 25 March 2022

The opening ceremony will begin at 4:30 pm in Nara Park at the Canberra Rotary World Peace Bell.

Day One of Walks - 26 March 2022

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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Aussie Peace Walk Dinner - 26 March 2022

We will hold a fun dinner event for walkers and their friends and families. Details to be announced.

Day Two of Walks - 27 March 2022

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 - 27 March 2022

We will hold a closing ceremony at Albert Hall to present some special awards and announce a few prize winners.

Fundraising Winners Announced - 3 May 2022

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.

We will announce the fundraising award winner.

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