MegaMingle Marathon Walk + 24km
Join the Aussie Peace Walk’s most challenging two-day walk. You’ll take on the marathon walk on Saturday and a hilly 24km walk on Sunday.
Transform: Physical & Mental Wellbeing
If you are an IML walker, you’ll also be entitled to the relevant bling that goes with walking over 20km on two consecutive days. If you aren’t an IML walker, you can join the IML at the Aussie Peace Walk and continue your walking journey around the world.
More people than ever before are challenging themselves to run a marathon. But, have you considered a Marathon Walk?
Just like running a marathon, walking a marathon is a fantastic way to boost your physical fitness, but with less stress on your body and joints.
Completing a marathon is a significant personal accomplishment. A marathon walk can boost your self-esteem, confidence, and sense of achievement, just as running a marathon can. And when you back it up with a 24km walk the next day, you’ll get all the benefits and a lasting reminder of your capabilities.
Sign up for the MegaMingle, a two-day walking adventure that will test your endurance and reward you with stunning views of Canberra, Australia’s ‘Bush Capital’.
The MegaMingle is an exciting combination of a 42.2km walk on Saturday and a 24km walk on Sunday that will challenge you and lead you on a journey of discovery around Canberra.
In total, you’ll walk 66 picturesque kilometres over the weekend, shoulder to shoulder with participants from around the world.
What country will you represent?
A Globally Loved Walking Event
Essential Tips for Marathon and Walking Event Success
- Start Slow: If you’re new to marathons, begin with shorter walks to slowly build your endurance.
- Proper Training: Walk regularly. Join a weekly walking group and get into a routine of doing a walk of 20km or more each week.
- Nutrition: Fuel your body with a balanced diet to support your training and event performance.
- Hydration: Stay well-hydrated before, during, and after the event. Dehydration is a health challenge in walking long distances because you will lose moisture slowly and not necessarily feel thirsty like you do if you are running.
- Proper Gear: Get comfortable walking shoes and moisture-wicking clothing to avoid blisters and discomfort.
- Rest and Recovery: Ensure you get enough rest and allow your body to recover between walks.
- Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to any signs of injury or overexertion. It’s essential to seek medical advice if necessary.
- Event-Day Preparation: Prepare for the event by familiarising yourself with the course, start time, and parking. Arrive at least 30min early to reduce stress on the day.
- Enjoy the Experience: Embrace the atmosphere and the camaraderie of the event. Remember to have fun and celebrate your achievements.
Get Your Two-Day Walk Medal
When you complete a walk of 10 or more kilometres on two consecutive days, you’ll earn the Canberra Two-Day Walk medal with the year bar.
If you’ve received the medal before, you’ll get the new 2024 bar to add to your ribbon. Each bar has the year on one side and an Australian native animal on the reverse.
2022 had a fish, 2023 had a lizard and you’ll find out what’s on the back of the 2024 bar when you finish your Sunday walk!
Prizes to be Won
Join our International Visitors Walking in the Bush Capital in March
The MegaMingle isn’t just about challenging yourself and discovering Canberra’s natural beauty; it’s also an opportunity to meet and connect with fellow walkers who share your love for the outdoors.
While covering the kilometres together, you’ll have ample time to chat, make new friends, and strengthen existing bonds. The stunning Canberra landscape serves as the perfect backdrop for building lasting memories.
Randomly chosen participants will also receive spot prizes. All you have to do to be in with a chance is to enter and get involved.
Treasure Your Marathon Pin
All walkers that complete the Marathon will get the Aussie Peace Walk Marathon pin to add to your ribbon, hat or jacket.
Left: A walker from Germany relaxing after finishing the 42km and 24km walks in 2023. Pictured with his event passport and IML medal and his mascot (we think it’s a moose!) wearing his 2023 Aussie Peace Walk medal with the Marathon pin.
Places You’ll Walk Past
These trenches were designed for attack and defence, and for the movement, housing, safety and support of troops. After 21km and 42km walkers pass the Carillon checkpoint, you will continue along beside Lake Burley Griffin and then beside the Molonglo River that was...
Walkers will approach Anzac Parade from the West, having come through the tunnel under Parkes Way and past The Griffin apartments on to Constitution Avenue.11km, '21km East' and 42km walkers will proceed along the western side of Anzac Parade towards the Australian...
Stirling Ridge, Ngunnawal scar tree, remains of the Westlake settlement and Lotus Bay.Despite starting and finishing a stone’s throw from the city centre, all the Sunday walks include some bush tracks. The walk with the most bushland walking is the 24 km which takes...
42km and 21km walkers will go through this lovely natural area. Have your camera ready as you wander through this area.Did you know that there is a wetland nature reserve right near the Kingston Foreshore? If you are taking part in the 42km or the 21km Aussie Peace...
From Nara Peace Park on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, we followed the route planned for the Sunday 24km peace walk.NOTE: This article was written before the 1st AussiePeaceWalk in 2021 when organisers were determining the routes. Some areas mentioned here are now...