Canberra.Australia.March 25-26

Event Info

Friday 24 March, 5:00 pm: Opening Ceremony at World Peace Bell

Saturday 25 March: 42km, 21km, 12km, 7km Walks

Sunday 26 March: 24km, 12km, 7km Walks

Sunday 26 March, 3 pm: Closing Ceremony at Albert Hall


General Information

The 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 2023 event is again being held in aid of another Rotary community health project. 

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


Milestone Dates

Rotary Peace Dinner - 1 October 2022

The 2022 Peace Dinner and art auction is a fundraiser to be held the Southern Cross Club in aid of Give Every Child a Future. 

The closing of this event will signify the opening of Earlybird entries for the 2023 Rotary Aussie Peace Walk. 

Earlybird Entries Open - 1 October 2022

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 December 2022

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 - 13 March 2023

This is the cut-off date for entering the 2023 Rotary Aussie Peace Walk at standard rates.

A late fee will apply for entries after this date.

Event Pack Collection - 24 March 2023

Event packs will be available for collection from Albert Hall on Friday 24th, March 2023, between 12 noon and 6:30 pm.

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

Opening Ceremony - 24 March 2023

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

Day One of Walks - 25 March 2023

The Saturday walks will begin at 7:30 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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Social Dinner - 25 March 2023

Walkers are encouraged to join volunteers for an casual social evening.

Day Two of Walks - 26 March 2023

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 - 26 March 2023

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

Fundraising Winners Announced - 1 May 2023

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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