Essential Event Info
Perth: Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February 2024
Busselton: Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 March 2024
Taking in some of Perth and Busselton’s best spots by night, you'll be walking a marathon distance (42km) with pit stops to refresh and recharge along the way.
HOW FAR IS THE WALK?
It’s a marathon distance walk (42km), but we’ll have pit stops (approximately every 5km) to recharge and refresh. There will also be support vehicles combing the route – this is an event for everyone!
IS THERE AN AGE REQUIREMENT?
The minimum age to participate is 16 years old, at the time of the event. If you are between 16 and 18, you MUST have a guardian accompany you on the walk as a fellow participant and you must be registered to their team.
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 or prams) are unable to enter the route 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.
I HAVE DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: WILL SNACKS BE PROVIDED?
We always aim to cater for as many dietary requirements as possible; however, we do advise to bring some snacks that cater to your dietary requirement in case we are unable to provide appropriate snacks or if they run out.
HOW MUCH IS IT TO REGISTER?
The standard registration fee is $50.
42KM SEEMS A LOT, CAN I MANAGE IT?
Yes, absolutely! Walking a marathon for charity is a fantastic way to combine your passion for a good cause with the personal achievement of completing a marathon. We will we send you some awesome training tips along the way and remember, it doesn’t matter how fast you walk the route or how much of the route you complete, you will be part of something special and rewarding.
WHY DO I HAVE TO RAISE AT LEAST $500?
Up All Night is a major fundraising event for RMHC WA, supporting of WA families with sick kids.
We know that participants enjoy the challenge of an overnight walking marathon, and by setting a minimum fundraising target, everyone is on board with the same goal. Over the years of this event, our amazing fundraisers have told us that $500 is very doable, with many achieving above and beyond the minimum value.
If you’re not confident about that target, there are other ways to be involved too – like volunteering on the night.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T RAISE THE $500?
Have confidence. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised - people are incredibly generous when it comes to supporting sick kids! You’ll also have top class support from the team at RMHC WA – we’re here to help every step of the way, in any way we can.
If you don’t raise the funds and don’t want to walk, that’s not an issue – you’re not tied into anything, and you can choose to withdraw or to volunteer on the night. The important thing today is that you step up, and say you want to do something amazing for WA families with sick kids. You’ll have fun and be making a difference.
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.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I HAVE IN A TEAM?
The world is your oyster here... minimum: two people, maximum: infinity!
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're on your way. You’ll also 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 the drop-down menu to select one of the already registered teams. If you have already registered but wish to join an existing team, 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.
CAN I WALK WITH A FRIEND IF WE ARE NOT IN THE SAME TEAM?
Yes! If you have a friend that is also participating, but not in your team, you are welcome to walk with them.
IS THERE A SIZE CHART FOR THE T-SHIRTS?
Here's the size chart for our event t-shirts:
IS THERE A SIZE CHART FOR THE SHINING NIGHTS HOODIES?
Here's the size chart for our Shining Nights hoodies:
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 WA.
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 WA directly to have that processed.