WALKING THE WALK AND STAYING SAFE!
How will I know where to go on the Course?
The course will be clearly signed so you can navigate easily to the Finish Line. You’ll be provided with a head torch so you can easily see your way.
We will also have marshals along the course to give you extra direction and make sure everyone stays on track.
How far apart are the pit stops?
There will be pit stops all the way around the course – you will come across these every 5km! There will be water/snacks, toilets, something fun to do and a team of people there to cheer you on!!
What food and drink is included?
Water and snacks will be provided at each pit stop as well as at the finish line. We plan on providing fruit, energy bars, lollies, and something more substantial to finish. There will also be coffee available at the finish area.
Please remember to drink lots of water and stay hydrated along the way. Make sure you are hydrated before starting the walk, and drink early on before you become thirsty. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water after the event as well! If you feel a little dizzy or disorientated during or post the event slow down and have a rest! If you don’t feel like you are improving, please contact the emergency number on your lanyard and we will organise one of the first aid teams to come to you.
What happens if I can’t complete the walk?
If you find that you can’t walk any further, there will be a contact number on your event badge – please call this number to let us know and tell us where you are and we will arrange for the support vehicle to come and collect you and take you back to the finish line, or just give you a rest and drop you further along the course to walk again.
There will be support vehicles and cyclists on the course with you along the way, you can also talk to them and arrange a ride.
There will also be St John’s Ambulance teams along the course, to provide a helping hand should you have an injury or no longer be able to complete the walk.
If you do decided to leave the walk part way through the course by your own means, please call the number on your badge to let us know that you’re safe.
Can I walk with my dog?
For the safety of you and other participants no animals are allowed on course.
What is walking etiquette?
Be polite and friendly towards all the other walkers out there! You are all walking to support a wonderful cause – keep that in mind while you’re walking and cheer each other on!
Please be mindful that everyone will be walking at different paces, it’s not a race and everyone will finish in their own time.
Also, please be mindful that you will be walking through residential areas and that those residents will be sleeping! We ask that when you are walking through these areas, that you be respectful and keep noise to a minimum.