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28 March 2021

Sunday Walks

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

Day Two

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.

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The 24 km will take you up a few hills, offering spectacular views over Lake Burley Griffin and the city.

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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.

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: Peace Dinner

Saturday: 7,12,21,42 km walks

Sunday: 7,12,24 km walks

Entry Fees & Categories

Prizes & Awards

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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.

24 km

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.

Sunday 24 km walk

Start Time: Between 8 am – 9 am

To avoid crowding at the start line…

For social distancing reasons, participants can start between 8 am and 9 am.

Remember, this is NOT a race, so everyone doesn’t have to start at the same time.

Share your best photos with the hashtag #RotaryPeaceWalk for your chance to win a prize.

12 km

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. Your photo will appear on your smartphone. 

Share with the hashtag #RotaryPeaceWalk for your chance to win a prize.

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.

Sunday 12 km walk

Start Time: Between 9 am – 10:30 am

To avoid crowding at the start line…

For social distancing reasons, participants can start between 9 am and 10:30 am.

Remember, this is NOT a race, so everyone doesn’t have to start at the same time.

7 km

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. Your photo will appear on your smartphone. 

Share with the hashtag #RotaryPeaceWalk for your chance to win a prize.

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.

Sunday 7 km walk

Start Time: Between 10:30 am – 12 noon.

To avoid crowding at the start line…

For social distancing reasons, participants can start between 10:30 am and 12 noon.

Remember, this is NOT a race, so everyone doesn’t have to start at the same time.

the bush capital

Choose Your Saturday Events

If you can only do one day and Sunday doesn’t work for you, our Saturday walks are a little more sedate.

If you want to get the commemorative two-day walking medal, you must complete a walk Saturday and Sunday.

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Awards and Prizes

There will be lucky entrant prizes and rewards and prizes for individual teams.

Think you can raise over $1000 for Give Every Child a Future? If so, you will go in the draw for a fabulous Romantic Weekend at the 5-Star Hotel Realm. Find out more.

Peace walkers at the Sri Chinmoy statue

Entry Fees & Categories

Enter as an individual, a community team, a work team, a uniformed services team or come and represent your country of origin.

Maybe do all the above?  Discover the different entry categories and maybe win rewards for your team?

Donate or Start a Fundraising Today

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

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