FAQS

THE BASICS

WHEN?

Saturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 1 December 2019

Walkers can start arriving at the site from 8.00pm on Saturday 30 November 2019 - with the walk commencing at 9.00pm!

WHERE?

Taking in some of Perth’s best spots by night, you'll be walking a marathon distance (42km) from Elizabeth Quay to Fremantle (via Ronald McDonald House in Nedlands, Claremont, Cottesloe & Port Beach), and back to Elizabeth Quay again (via East Fremantle, Bicton, Applecross, Como & South Perth) with pit stops to refresh and recharge every 5km. A map with the route will be distributed to you closer to the time of the event. 

HOW FAR IS THE WALK?

It’s a marathon distance walk (42km), but we’ll have pit stops every 5km to recharge and refresh. There will also be support vehicles combing the route – this is an event for everyone!

WHAT IS THE ROUTE?

You'll be walking a marathon distance (42km) from Elizabeth Quay to Fremantle (via Ronald McDonald House in Nedlands, Claremont, Cottesloe & Port Beach), and back to Elizabeth Quay again (via East Fremantle, Bicton, Applecross, Como & South Perth) with pit stops to refresh and recharge every 5km. 

To view a map of the route, please click here

IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?

The minimum age in order to participate is 16 years old, at the time of the Event. If you are under the age of 18, you MUST have a guardian accompany you on the Event as a fellow, registered participant.

CAN I BRING MY DOG ON THE WALK?

No, unfortunately we don't allow any dogs in this event, for the safety of all of our walkers. 

CAN I BRING MY CHILD OR BABY ON THE WALK?

Due to our insurance requirements, children under 16 (including babes in arms) are unable to enter the course or participate in the event. They are however more than welcome to join you at the start and/or finish line to cheer you on.

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE NIGHT?

Here is a schedule of what to expect on the event night:

7:30pm Site open for participants

8:15pm Opening ceremony starts

9:00pm Let the walking begin! Click here to view the route map and read information about the course.

REGISTRATION & PACK PICK-UP

HOW MUCH IS IT TO REGISTER?

The registration fee for this event is $50.

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY EVENT PACK?

Your event pack will include lanyard, participant ID card and any eligible merchandise items. 

Collection of these event packs will be available from UWA Sports, 35 Stirling Hwy at the following times:

  • Saturday, November 23 2019 |  8:30am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, November 28 2019 |  11:00am - 2:30pm

To view a map of where that is please click here.

If you would like to pick up a friend's registration pack on their behalf you will need to advise beforehand via emailing us on support@upallnight.org.au 

Packs will also be available for collection on the night of the event, as of 7:30pm at the start line.

TRAINING

42KM SEEMS A LOT, CAN I MANAGE IT?

Definitely! Not only will we send you some awesome training tips along the way, but we’ll be arranging public training walks. The main thing is stepping up for sick kids. It doesn’t matter how fast you walk the route or how much of the route you complete.

Be sure to take a look at the Resources page within your account (when you register) for a great 8 or 12 week training program to get you prepped for the walk! 

FUNDRAISING

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO RAISE?

The minimum amout to fundraise to take part in this event is $500.

WHY DO I HAVE TO RAISE AT LEAST $500?

It costs Ronald McDonald House Charities WA approx. $9,200 per night to accommodate seriously ill children and their families, that’s $3,300,000 per year. Over 75% of the funds needed to keep the doors open 365 days a year comes from the generosity and support of the Western Australian community. Without support like yours, Ronald McDonald House wouldn’t be there for families when they need it most.

What’s the bottom line? Ronald McDonald House needs Up All Night to raise a lot of money, because it costs a lot of money to keep the doors open and families together during the most difficult times in their lives. That’s why we’re asking you to step up and raise $500 for sick kids. You’ve got this!

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T RAISE THE $500?

First of all, you will. You’ll have top class support from the team at Ronald McDonald House – we’re here to help every step of the way, in any way we can. You need to raise $500 to take part, but the average person fundraising for Ronald McDonald House through events like this raise in excess of $1,500 – people are incredibly generous when it comes to supporting sick kids! 

If you don’t raise the funds and don’t want to walk, that’s not an issue – you’re not tied in to anything, and you can choose to withdraw or to volunteer on the night. The important thing today is that you step up to the mark and say you want to do something amazing for sick kids. Be a champion.

HOW DOES IT WORK WITH INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM TOTALS?

When you fundraise to your personal page, your donations go towards your team total. People may also donate directly to your team, however this will not be tallied to your individual totals. Should your team raise more than the required minimum amount of $500 per team member it will be up to your team captain’s discretion whether members who haven’t raised $500 individually can take a share in the team total and get to participate. 

TEAMS

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE IN A TEAM?

The world is your oyster here... minimum: two people, maximum: infinity! 

WHY SHOULD I WALK AS PART OF A TEAM?

Why wouldn’t you? It’s more fun to walk with your mates and it’ll make your fundraising easier if you tackle it together!

I WANT TO BE PART OF A TEAM BUT MY FRIENDS AREN'T KEEN - WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We have teams you can join – give us a call on 08 9346 9000/email on support@upallnight.org.au and we’ll sort you out.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REGULAR TEAM AND A WORKPLACE TEAM?

In practice, very little. A regular Team can be made up of your friends, family and acquaintances. If you have a Workplace Team made up of your work colleagues with more than 15 members there are promotional benefits we can provide to your business. If you want to start a workplace team give us a call on 08 9346 9000/email on support@upallnight.org.au and we’ll run you through the benefits and help get you set up.

HOW DO I CREATE A TEAM?

When you register you will be prompted to Create a team or Join a Team. Select “Create a team”; enter your chosen team name, team picture and information and you are on your way. You’ll be able to share a link inviting people to join your team.

HOW DO I JOIN AN EXISTING TEAM?

When you first register you will be prompted to “Create a team” or "Join a Team". Select “Join a team” and you will be able to use a drop down menu to select one of the already registered teams. If you have already registered but wish to join an already existing team then take a look at this page to view the list of current teams: https://www.upallnight.org.au/sponsor/teams. 

You can then view their page, and join the team. 

Alternatively, give us a call on 08 9346 9000 / email us on support@upallnight.org.au and we’ll help get you sorted. 

CANCELLATIONS

I CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE IN THE WALK. CAN I GET A REFUND ON MY REGISTRATION AND SELF-DONATIONS?

This registration fee is non-refundable, however extreme circumstances will be reviewed and a refund may be given at the discretion of RMHC staff.

I'VE CANCELLED MY REGISTRATION. CAN MY SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS RECEIVE A REFUND ON THEIR DONATION?

We are very grateful for any donations that will help Ronald McDonald House Charities WA deliver our essential services. However, if your withdrawal sees any supporters and sponsors wishing for a refund, they will need to contact RMHC directly to have that processed. 

EVENT NIGHT DETAILS

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

8:15pm 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.

Any other questions? Call 08 9346 9000 or email us at support@upallnight.org.au and we’d be happy to help.