25 March 2023

Saturday Walks

Take on the two-day challenge, or show your support by entering at least one of the peace walks

Day One

7km, 12km, 21km, 42km

Welcome to the first day of walking. We hope many of you will challenge yourself by taking on one walk on Saturday and one walk on Sunday.

Everyone that completes the two-day challenge will receive the commemorative two-day Rotary Aussie Peace Walk medal.

For those who can’t walk on both days, there is an option to choose a Saturday or Sunday walk. We don’t want you to miss out on the fun!

There is something for everyone on Day One.

All events on Saturday are on fairly level ground and take place around the picturesque Lake Burley Griffin.

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Ring the Canberra Rotary World Peace Bell as you go past

AussiePeaceWalk flag line

Let The Fun Begin…

Enjoy the walking festival for peace.

Magnificent prizes for those who get into the spirit of the event.

Individuals, school teams, sporting clubs, community groups, cultural groups, uniformed services and work teams, all have a chance to win.

What category will you enter?

Represent your organisation, your favourite nation or your cultural heritage. Encourage your family or friends to join your team.

Wear or carry something to identify your team or your chosen nationality. Maybe it’s a t-shirt with a red maple leaf, a tartan kilt, a grass skirt or your best lederhosen?

Perhaps you can sing and dance as you go along? Or maybe just stick a flag on your back, speak in another language or your best foreign accent all day?

Play along, meet new friends, take your time and enjoy the diversity of our global society.

Give Every Child a Future

Use the Aussie Peace Walk to challenge yourself and help Rotary and Unicef Give Every Child a Future.

As soon as you have entered, set up a fundraising page and earn one of our great fundraiser rewards or prizes.

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Event Info

Friday: Opening Ceremony

Saturday: 7, 12, 21, 42 km walks

Sunday: 7, 12, 24 km walks

Entry Fees

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Which Country Will You Represent?

Many of our friends from around the world can’t travel to Australia because of COVID-19, so we ask all entrants to represent them.

When you enter, we will ask you to choose a country or culture to support. Please wear something to identify yourself as representing your chosen country. 

There are prizes for individuals and teams that best present the colour and personality of a people or culture.

Marathon

A relaxing challenge for the more energetic 

Have you ever thought about running a marathon but wondered if you could make it? Now is your chance to challenge yourself without the stress of running. 

An energetic walker will do it in under 8 hours. We have allowed up to 10 hours to complete the scenic 42.2 km route. 

Starting at Nara Park, walkers will head past the Rotary World Peace Bell and head east, along the same route the 21 km walkers will take. You will take in a wide range of scenery, from manicured parks and urban areas to natural attractions such as the Jerrabomberra Wetlands

If you are struggling and feel you want to pull out when you reach the 21km checkpoint at Albert Hall, you may retire and we will credit you with having completed the 21km event. 

Food and drink stations will be along the route and like all events, walkers can use their food and drink coupons along the route.

Marathoners will finish at the historic Albert Hall.

Start Time: 7:30 am – 8:00 am

Avoid crowding at the start line…

Participants can start anytime between 7:30 am and 8:00 am.

Remember, this is NOT a race, so there is no need to be first off the starting line.

Most of the route is paved, but if you don’t like the hard surface, you can walk on the grass verge.

 

 

Saturday 21km peace walk

Part One of the Marathon is the same as the Saturday 21km route, but marathoners will start earlier than the 21km walkers. If you feel you can’t do the 42km, you can stop at the halfway point and your effort will be recorded as a 21km walk.

Saturday 21k Marathon part 2

21 km

A fabulous walking tour

Starting at Nara Park, walkers will head past the Rotary World Peace Bell where you can have your photo taken ringing the bell. Your photo will appear on your smartphone. 

Head east around the edge of the lake, following the same route as the 12 km walkers will take.

After the National Carillion island, you will continue past WW1 training grounds and through the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.

You’ll walk along the Kingston Foreshore. (Maybe stop for a coffee!), then around a beautiful section of the lake before finishing at the historic Albert Hall.

Saturday 21km peace walk

Start Time: Between 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Participants can start anytime between 8:00 am and 8:30 am.

Remember, this is NOT a race, so there is no need to be first off the starting line. Take it easy and enjoy the day.

12 km

A peaceful walk for people of all ages 

Starting at Nara Park, walkers will head past the Rotary World Peace Bell where you can have your photo taken ringing the bell.

Head east around the edge of the lake, cross the bridge and walk through Commonwealth Park, under the road and up Anzac Parade. We encourage you to take your time to reflect at the magnificent memorials along the route.

After walking around the back of the Australian War Memorial, you will continue to circumnavigate the National Carillion island.

Cross the next bridge and you are on the home stretch. You’ll continue around the lake, behind the National Art Gallery, past the iconic avenue of flags and finish at the historic Albert Hall.

Saturday 12km Peace Walk

Start Time: Between 9 am – 9:30 am

Participants can start anytime between 9 am and 9:30 am.

Remember, this is NOT a race, so there is no need to be first off the starting line. Take it easy and enjoy the day.

7 km

A peaceful walk for people of all ages 

Starting at Nara Park, walkers will head past the Rotary World Peace Bell where you can have your photo taken ringing the bell.

Head east around the edge of the lake, across the bridge, and continue around the lake through Commonwealth Park.

You may use your drink or food vouchers at Rotary checkpoints along the route. And keep an eye out for entertainment or activities near the National Carillion.

Cross the next bridge and you are on the home stretch. You’ll continue around the lake, behind the National Art Gallery, past the iconic avenue of flags and finish at the historic Albert Hall.

Saturday 7km Peace Walk

Start Time: Between 10 am – 10:30 am

Participants can start anytime between 10 am and 10:30 am.

Remember, this is NOT a race, so there is no need to be first off the starting line. Take it easy and enjoy the day.

Donate or Start a Fundraising Today

Help us raise funds for the Rotary Give Every Child a Future project.

When you register as a walker, check the box to start a fundraising page. You will receive an email with a link to your fundraising page to share with your sponsors.

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