FAQS

THE BASICS

WHEN?

Saturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 1 December 2019

Walkers can start arriving at the site from 7.00pm on Saturday 30 November 2019 - with the walk commencing at 9.00pm!

WHERE?

Taking in some of Perth’s best spots by night, we’re going to be starting and ending just in front of the Bell Tower, at the Barrack Street Arbour, Elizabeth Quay. 

HOW FAR IS THE WALK?

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

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.

REGISTRATION

HOW MUCH IS IT TO REGISTER?

The registration fee for this event is $50.

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.

I'M IN A TEAM, DOES EACH TEAM MEMBER STILL NEED TO RAISE $500 EACH?

Everyone on the team needs to raise $500 each – if you’re having any issues, give us a call and we’ll help you sort it out!

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. 

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