Rules & Conditions

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The event team will continue to work with relevant authorities to bring you a COVID-safe Rotary Aussie Peace Walk.

However, with the possible resurgence of COVID-19 in bordering states, we must be mindful that in these uncertain times, there is always a possibility of postponement due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

To date, the Australian Capital Territory has consistently managed the pandemic well. Whilst restrictions have eased, our responsibility hasn’t.

Our aim is to provide a vibrant and inclusive event that we hope many participants will return to year after year.

Participants and volunteers must check the terms and conditions paying particular attention to abide by all COVID-Safe requirements.

When you purchase your event tickets, you must agree to the terms and conditions which include: 

I agree that I will not attend the event if:

  • I feel unwell or display any of the COVID-19 symptoms as identified by ACT Health (such as fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of smell or loss of taste);
  • I have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • I am waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test;
  • I am required to self-isolate;
  • I have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days before the event; or
  • I have returned from overseas and/or have visited a ‘positive COVID-19 case location’ as outlined by ACT Health in the last 14 days before the event.
  • I understand that any person included on this booking may be refused entry if they display cold or flu-like symptoms.


All entrants acknowledge that they enter the Rotary Aussie Peace Walk entirely at their own risk and that by their entry they invoke the following Indemnity and Release, and will abide by the Rules and Regulations set out below.

Indemnity and Release – Please Read Carefully

  1. Except where provided or required by law and as such cannot be excluded, in consideration of and as a condition of my acceptance of my entry in The Rotary Aussie Peace Walk  (‘the Event’), I agree to waive any claim, right or cause of action that I or any other person might have against the organisers of the event relating to or arising out of loss of my life or injury, damage or loss of any description which I may suffer in the course of or as a result of my entry or participation in the Event.
  2. I acknowledge that this waiver releases and discharges all and any of the organisers, their servants and agents, who include members of Rotary Clubs, LifeSmith Pty Ltd, Australian Federal Police, ACT Government, St Johns Ambulance, Commonwealth of Australia, National Capital Authority, ACT Ambulance Service, and all persons and organisations involved or engaged in promoting or staging the event, whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributable to the act or neglect of any one or more of them.
  3. I have read the Rules and Conditions of Entry for this Event and understand the demanding physical nature of the Event. I declare, as a condition of my entry to the Event, that I have sufficiently trained for this event and that I am not aware of any illness, injury or any other physical disability which may cause me injury or death while participating in the Event.
  4. In the event that I become aware of any medical condition or impairment, or am otherwise sick or injured prior to the Event, I will withdraw from the Event.
  5. I acknowledge that participating in the Event may involve a risk of serious injury or even death from various causes including overexertion, dehydration, cardiac arrest, accidents with other participants, spectators and road users.
  6. I agree that it is a condition of participating that I do so at my own risk. I accept all risks and release the organisers, their servants and agents from all claims, demands and proceedings arising out of or connected with my participation in this event and I indemnify them against all liability for any injury, loss or damage arising out of or connected with my participation in the Event.
  7. I agree to LifeSmith Pty Ltd, on behalf of The Rotary Aussie Peace Walk, entering my personal details on the entry form into a database which will be used for the administration of the Event and which may be used for future marketing and promotion of this event.
  8. I consent to the publication of my image without payment or compensation.
  9. I agree to abide by the Rules and Conditions of the Event.


  1. Walking means to move in such a way that your weight is in contact with the ground through either foot at all times. Running or jogging is not allowed.
  2. Participants are to walk at their own pace, taking care when passing others, and moving onto the side when resting, or being passed by others, so as not to cause an obstruction. Rest stops may be taken at any time.
  3. When moving on a footpath or recreation path keep to the left and leave half the path free for passing traffic and/or traffic in the opposite direction. Only walk along a roadway when there is no footpath, and in such event move along the edge of the roadway, against the direction of traffic flow. Cross roadways only at controlled and/or the designated crossings, and with care. (Note: For overseas entrants: traffic in Australia is on the left of the road.)
  4. All rubbish must be placed in bins or carried back home.
  5. Care is to be taken to prevent damage to trees, bush, plants etc.
  6. The carrying of political or other banners, placards etc. and firearms is prohibited. Country flags may be carried and national dress or identifying colours encouraged.
  7. The route must be followed exactly and on foot. Running is prohibited and the use of cars, bicycles, roller-skates/blades or other conveyances will cause disqualification. The pushing of trollers for pre-school children is permitted.
  8. Walkers must complete both days of the Walk to be eligible for the Rotary Aussie Peace Walk Medal.
  9. The minimum specified distance for accreditation towards the IML awards is the (nominal) 20 km route on each day (or 10 km on each day for the over 70s).
  10. The Walk will be held irrespective of the weather.
  11. All participants will be given a booklet with their registration card, both of which must be with them during the walks. The booklet must be presented for verification at all checkpoints throughout the course to receive the relevant award.
  12. All participants must check-in at the completion of their chosen distance. This is extremely important, even if you decide to pull out and not complete your walk. This prevents unnecessary searching for ‘missing’ walkers.
  13. The organising committee will not be responsible for illness or accident, damage or theft of clothing or other possessions of any participant, caused through any reason.
  14. Decisions of any member of the organising committee or officials are final and binding on all participants.
  15. Any contingency not covered by these rules will be covered by a decision of the organising committee.

Additional COVID-19 precautions

Social distancing

We ask each participant to practice social distancing at all times. When in line please maintain 1.5m of distance between yourself and others. When passing on course, be sure and communicate to those you will be passing.

Sanitising stations

Your event kit will contain a small personal hand sanitiser. Additionally, there will be hand sanitiser at key marshalling points along the course as well as at the event hub. Please sanitise at every opportunity.

All volunteers are trained and briefed in COVID-19 precautions and will be following specific procedures in line with Government guidelines. For further detail please contact our COVID-Save Manager.

Crowd Control

We request participants to refrain from gathering in large groups or congregating around the start as far as possible. To avoid congestion at the start and finish, all events have an ample window in which to start and finish. None of the Peace Walks are timed events. This is a community fitness challenge, not a race, so participants may start at any time within their ample event start window.

Health on the Day

If you feel unwell on the day of the event and present with any symptoms of COVID-19 please DO NOT attend, we strongly suggest seeking medical advice and testing.

ACT covid safe appWe encourage all participants to download the CHECK-IN CBR app and scan in on each day by using one of the many QR codes located around the start area where you see this symbol.

COVID-19 Cancelation Policy

In the unlikely event that the ACT health authorities determine that the 2022 Aussie Peace Walk cannot take place for reasons relating to COVID-19, all participants will have their race registration moved to the following years’ Aussie Peace Walk on the last weekend in March 2023.

Alternatively, and only for COVID-19 related reasons:

  • Participants may transfer their entry to another participant before ticket sales close for the 2023 event.
  • Receive a 50% refund. The option must be advised in writing to within 60 days of the cancellation of the 2022 event. If the refund option is not advised within 60 days, no refund will be given.
  • Participants who find themselves in a COVID-19 hotspot and are prevented from attending the March 2022 event will have their registration moved to the 2023 event date. Please note: proof of residential address will be required.


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