Canberra.Australia.March 23-24

Event Info

Friday 22 March, (4:45-5pm Flag Ceremony) 5:00 pm: Opening Ceremony at World Peace Bell

Saturday 23 March: 42km, 21km, 11km, 7km Walks

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

Sunday 24 March, 3 pm: Closing Ceremony at Albert Hall


General Information

The Aussie Peace Walk will be held on the second-last weekend in March and comprises eight walking events over two days.

To gain an achievement medal, participants must complete a walk of more than 10km on each day.

Profits from the event will help fund a new Rotary Indigenous Health project in Australia. Walkers can also choose to raise money to help a charity that supports community health and wellbeing.

You could also win spot prizes just for participating or you could win a prize for your fundraising efforts.


Milestone Dates

Earlybird Entries Open - 1 July 2023

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 - 30 September 2023

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.

Standard Entries Close - 9 March 2024

This is the cut-off date for entering the 2024 Rotary Aussie Peace Walk at standard rates. 

A late fee will apply for entries after this date.

Event Pack Collection - 22 March 2024

Event packs will be available for collection from Albert Hall on Friday 22nd, March 2024, between 2pm and 6:30 pm.

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

Flag Ceremony - 22 March 2024

Preceeding the opening ceremony, the flags of all participating countries will be carried from Albert Hall to the World Peace Bell. The flags will depart at 4:45 for the 400m walk to the bell in Nara Park.

Opening Ceremony - 22 March 2024

The opening ceremony will begin at 5:00 pm in Nara Park at the Canberra Rotary World Peace Bell.

Day One of Walks - 23 March 2024

The Saturday walks will begin at 7:30 am with the marathon, followed by the 21k, 11k and 7km events. All times and maps are on the Saturday event page.

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Day Two of Walks - 24 March 2024

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 - 24 March 2024

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

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