The night you’ve all been waiting for is nearly here!
We can’t wait to have you all join us for the inaugural Up All Night walking marathon, and walk with us as we raise money to support seriously ill children and their families who are staying with us at Ronald McDonald House.
Please take the time to read through the event preparation page to ensure you get everything you can out of one of the most amazing nights of the year.
There will be updates and more information released on the website and Facebook page as we get closer to the event, so please keep an eye out!
Participants, volunteers, friends and family are all invited to our opening kick-off on the night of Saturday 1st December 2018. There will be coffee available to get you ready for your big night, with the event site opening from 8.00pm. All walkers will leave from and return to the same location, it’s going to be an epic night!
The walk will start and finish just in front of the Bell Tower – the Barrack Street Arbour at Elizabeth Quay!
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE NIGHT
Here is a schedule of what to expect on the night of Saturday 1 December 2018:
8.00pm Site opens and late packet pick-up
9.00pm All participants to arrive
9.20pm Opening ceremony
9.45pm Let’s get excited and warm-up for the walk!
10.00pm Let the walking begin! Click here to view the route map and read information about the course.
BEFORE THE WALK
Once you arrive at the site, meet up with your fellow walkers and start to get pumped up for the walk ahead! There will be a DJ playing tunes to get you excited!
If you still need to collect your pack, the registration desk will be open from 8-9pm.
AFTER THE WALK
You’ll be greeted with lots of cheers at the finish line! What an amazing achievement!
Kick back and relax after walking or rolling over the finish line with your fellow walkers! Fresh fruit, snacks and coffee will be available for all walkers, as well as plenty of water and seating.
HOW TO GET THERE
We recommend all participants take public transport to the start. The Bell Tower is right beside Elizabeth Quay Train Station.
Saturday 1st December is also the evening of the Perth Christmas Pageant, so parking in the City will be near impossible. There will also be road closures in place on the night.
If you plan on being dropped off at the start, you will need to allow for these road closures. Please refer to the Christmas Pageant road closures.
For safety, we do not recommend participants drive home after completing the walk.
WHAT TO BRING
One of the most important items – remember to wear comfy joggers/walking shoes! If you are planning on buying a new pair for the event, make sure you’ve worn them in thoroughly to avoid any nasty blisters etc.
Other items you could bring with you are a water bottle and maybe a spare pair of socks! You also might want to bring your sunglasses for when you’re finishing the walk at dawn.