26 March 2023
Take on the two-day challenge, or show your support by entering at least one of the peace walks
7km, 12km, 24km
Welcome to the second day of walking. If you are starting fresh and only doing the Sunday walk, good for you! And if you are back for the second day, we trust your legs will be up for the challenge!
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!
The second day has more trails and hills to challenge you.
As on Saturday, all walks start near the World Peace Bell but on Sunday all walks head toward the western end of Lake Burley Griffin.
The 24 km will take you up a few hills, offering spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin and the city.
Let The Fun Continue…
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.
Friday: Opening Ceremony 5pm
Saturday: 7,12,21,42 km walks
Sunday: 7,12,24 km walks
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.
A nice walk, mostly on trails
Starting at Nara Park, walkers will head past the Rotary World Peace Bell and turn west, around the edge of the lake.
This is a slightly more challenging walk than Saturday’s 21km walk because of a few hills. But your reward for walking up a few hills are the spectacular views.
You will walk through the National Arboretum, then down through the Cork Forrest, up a section of Black Mountain and down through the National Botanic Gardens to finish at Albert Hall.
Here is an article about this walk written after one of the team’s trial walks.
Food and drink stations will be along the route and like all events, walkers can use their food and drink coupons along the route.
An easy 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 west around the edge of the lake. This walk will past the Canberra Yacht Club and the Rowing Clubs and around Western Park.
Again, the walk will finish at the historic Albert Hall.
Experience the Bush Capital
The Sunday 7 km takes you along some dirt trails and will give you a taste of the Bush Capital.
Starting at Nara Park, walkers will head past the Rotary World Peace Bell. If you have your photo taken on Saturday, now is your chance to have your photo taken ringing the bell.
Head west around the edge of the lake, past the Canberra Yacht Club. After following a path through a park and around behind a few houses, you will head around the edge of native bushland.
Follow the dirt track through the bush, back to the edge of the lake, and back to finish at the historic Albert Hall.
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.