Saturday MarchMingle 7km
Welcome to the Saturday MarchMingle Walk. The MarchMingle is a vibrant new intercultural community event that proudly stands as an integral part of the annual Aussie Peace Walk International Walking Festival.
Communities at Work is excited to be the presenting partner of this new intercultural community walk on Canberra’s event calendar.
If you can’t make it to the Saturday MarchMingle and Picnic Day, there is also a Bush and Back MarchMingle on Sunday. Or you can enter for both days.
Celebrate your cultural roots. Showcase your cultural background and soak up the festive atmosphere as many cultures walk as one.
If you can’t walk, come and support those who do and join in for the Mingle intercultural picnic.
Together, we can help those facing the Cost of Living Crisis in Canberra whilst having fun and helping to build a more harmonious community.
30% of your entry fee will help Communities at Work stock their Food Pantries for struggling Canberra families.
It costs only $15 to enter and you can take part on either the Saturday or the Sunday MarchMingle walks (or $25 for both days).
Please enter today and bring your colour and smiles to this unique new annual event supporting Communities at Work.
Make the most of your participation by helping to fundraise and let’s all do our bit to help those in our community affected by the Cost of Living Crisis.
If you can’t make it along to the MarchMingle walk and picnic day, you can still make a donation on the Communities at Work entry page.
For only $15, you can enter the event and have a chance to win a prize just for participating.
Don’t miss out on being a part of the first Communities at Work MarchMingle walk!
Stay for the Mingle Picnic and join in by forming a Mingle Millepede for the Mingle Millipede competition in the park after the walk.
You’ll find out more about Mingle Millipedes on the day, but wear your best cultural dress or costume to increase your chances of being a prize winner.
About the Saturday MarchMingle Walk
If you take the most direct line, the Saturday MarchMingle 7km route is actually only 6.7 km. But it will be around 7 km if you’re having fun and zigzagging across the path, stopping for selfies or a coffee along the way.
The event starts in Lennox Gardens, so there’s plenty of space to hang around in the park before and after the event. The MarchMingle is not a race, so please don’t rush at the start. In fact, you could start walking anytime between 10am and 10:15am.
You will follow the path along Flynn Drive to Commonwealth Bridge, where you go up the ramp and cross the bridge. On the other side, you will veer left and go through Henry Roland Park.
From there, follow the path around the edge of the lake past the James Cook Memorial and the National Capital Exhibition Centre. The Captain Cook Memorial jet will be on your right.
Remember, this is a casual walking event and not a race and it’s all for a great cause. Let’s have fun while we raise funds to support those in need.
Follow the path around the edge of the lake, past the Regatta point Jetty, Rond Terrace and the Australian Merchant Navy Memorial. You will then pass the National Carillon on your right and continue along the path up onto Kings Avenue Bridge.
After crossing the bridge, veer right and stay on the path down to the southern side of the lake. Turn left and make your way past the sculpture garden. You are on the home straight now. You’ll walk straight through the Little Burly Markets and past the International Flag Display and the Peace Park.
There are two paths heading back to Lennox Gardens. You’ll need to continue along the path closest to the water. This will take you under Commonwealth Bridge and all the way to the finish.
Hopefully, it will be a beautiful day, ideal for a picnic lunch after the event. This is a lovely area to spend some time either playing games with family and friends or exploring Nara Peace Park, the Israel Garden and the Beijing Garden.
While you are there, don’t forget to have your photo taken ringing the Rotary World Peace Bell.
A great event for the whole family.
Suitable for all ages.
Last year, the youngest Aussie Peace Walk finisher was just 6 years-old and our oldest finisher that walked on both days was 93.
Families of all generations can share the experience of walking together. Express your cultural heritage by wearing something colourful and if you register, you have the chance to win a prize.
10:00am – Saturday
Registration is optional, but if you pay the $15 entry fee for the Saturday MarchMingle walk, you’ll be eligible to win prizes on the Intercultural Bridge to Bridge walk and at the community picnic.
If you don’t want to walk, you can get a $5 picnic registration on the day and be eligible for spot prizes.
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and a MarchMingle Millipede competition for everyone.
Bring a picnic or grab a hamburger or sausage sandwich from the Rotary BBQ. The food will be free, but we ask that you make a donation in the Communities at Work bucket to support Canberran’s in need.
Or, for $25, register to walk on Sunday as well in the MarchMingle ‘Bush n Back’ walk on Sunday.