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.
Participants, volunteers, friends and family are all invited to our opening kick-off on the night of Saturday 30 November 2019. There will be coffee available to get you ready for your big night, with the event site opening from 7:30pm. All walkers will leave from and return to the same location, it’s going to be an epic night!
Follow us on our social media channels to keep up-to-date with all of the latest information via our Facebook page or Facebook group 'Up All Night Group.'
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT ON THE NIGHT?
Here is a schedule of what to expect on the event night:
7:30pm Site open for participants to collect pack pick-ups
8:00pm Site open for all participants
8:30pm Opening ceremony starts
9.00pm 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 7:30pm - 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.
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
Saturday 30th November is also the evening of the Pride Parade, so parking in the City will be limited.
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.
CAN FRIENDS OR FAMILY COME DOWN TO SEE ME OFF / GREET ME AT THE START / FINISH LINE?
Absolutely! The more the merrier, we invite your friends or family to come down and cheer you on!
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!
WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE MERCHANDISE ON THE NIGHT?
Yes, there will be a Merchandise tent where you can purchase exclusive Up All Night themed merchandise items.