Start the countdown... The night you’ve all been waiting for is nearly here!
We can’t wait to have you all join us for the 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.
It’s going to be an epic night!
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT ON THE NIGHT?
For safety Up All Night participants will walk in three different groups.
This means three different starting times for the three groups!
You'll be sent details of your start time via email in the next few weeks.
Note - it is critical that you walk in your designated group. If you would like to walk in a different group contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a schedule of what to expect on the event night:
6:30pm - Start Zone Opens to Wave 1
6:45pm - Opening Ceremony
7:00pm - Let the walking begin!
*Please arrive at 6:25pm sharp and not too early!
7:15pm - Start Zone Opens to Wave 2
7:30pm - Opening Ceremony
7:45pm - Let the walking begin!
*Please arrive at 7:10pm sharp and not too early!
8:00pm - Start Zone Opens to Wave 3
8:15pm - Opening Ceremony
8:30pm - Let the walking begin!
*Please arrive at 7:55pm sharp and not too early!
BEFORE THE WALK
Once you arrive at the site, kindly check in using the Service WA or Safe WA App which will be located at the entry and with our volunteers on the night. You can 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 6:00pm.
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.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO THE START / FINISH LINE?
We recommend participants and volunteers taking public transport into the city, using taxi services or being dropped off by a family or friend, if possible.
However, if you do need to drive and leave your car in the city during the event, we would recommend looking at secure parking garages such as City of Perth or Wilson parking
City of Perth parking: https://www.cityofperthparking.com.au/
Wilson parking: https://www.wilsonparking.com.au/find-a-park
For safety reasons, we do not recommend participants drive home after completing the walk.
WHAT ITEMS SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
We suggest bringing a “waist bag” with you to carry the essentials:
- ID, bank card & Medicare card
- Light jacket / jumper to keep you warm while you may be stationary at times
- Phone + portable power bank phone charger
- Lip balm
- Water bottle
- Sunglasses (for in the morning)
Our pit stops will provide you with lights snacks and water-refills plus a few surprises along the way. However, if you do have particular dietary requirements we recommend you bring your own food to get you through.
You will also be provided with hand sanitiser at each pit stop. Please use this and properly social distance!
Lastly, you will see posters with Safe WA QR Codes at select pit stops. Please sign in at each of these pit stops.
WILL THERE BE AN AREA TO STORE SOME ITEMS AT THE START / FINISH LINE?
There will not be any storage facilities at the start, finish or pit stops. We encourage you to pack light for the walk, so you don’t have anything heavy weighing you down!
CAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY COME TO THE STARTING LINE AND FINISH LINE?
On a normal year we would highly encourage friends and family to come down to the starting zone to cheer you on. However due to COVID 19, we ask that you do not invite friends or family members to the starting line. This is for the safety of all participants.
DO I NEED TO SHOW MY PROOF OF VACCINATION?
Yes, you will have to provide proof of vaccination. If you haven’t done so already upload your COVID-19 vaccination history online in your participant dashboard to ensure you don’t need to show proof of vaccination on the night.