Event Day


What you can expect...

See below for the official 2021 event map and other important information you will need for the day. 

Event Schedule

 5.30am  Carpark opens, walkers can start to assemble in the Quadreff Quandrangle, coffee and snacks will be available
6.30am  Opening Ceremony
7.00am  Walk begins
8.00am    5km walkers start to return for festivities
1.00pm  35km walkers start to return for festivities
5.00pm   End of event


5km turn around
For those who have selected to walk 35km in 7 days, we’ve plotted a short 5km course for you that loops around Shenton Park and brings you back to the Perkins to celebrate your completion of the Walk.
35km Walk
This is our official walk. We’ve designed it to be as picturesque and flat as possible. You will follow the river and cross two bridges.
42km Loop
This route includes the 35km official Walk PLUS a bonus 7 km loop for those who wish to complete a fill marathon of 42km.
What to...
Bring: Bandaids, sunscreen, a hat, a light backpack, your refillable water bottle, phone, something to keep you cool or warm (depending on the weather).

Wear: You can wear all the Walk for Women’s Cancer merchandise you’ve accumulated along the way or you can walk in whatever you feel comfortable in. Many women (and a few men – I’m looking at you Professor Leedman) walk in tutus! The most important thing is that you have comfortable, worn in shoes, good socks and lots of sun protection.
On the walk:
This is an all weather event – unless it’s deemed dangerous to proceed. So if it looks like rain, best bring a rain coat or waterproof poncho because we’re all going to get wet!
Lunch, snacks and water
No need to bring any food or snacks. These are all supplied by us, free of charge as part of your registration. There are pit stops along the way where you can refuel with healthy snacks. There is also a lunch stop for all those doing 35km or 42km. To support the environment, please bring your own water bottle that you can refill along the way from water tanks provided.
Comfort stops
There will be toilets positioned along the route for your convenience.
Medical crew
A medical crew will follow the walkers to offer assistance as required. There will also be a medical station at the Perkins to deal with any injuries after the Walk.
Pick up service
If you find yourself in distress or you’re just out of puff, not to worry, simply call the emergency number and we’ll arrange for you to be picked up and dropped back to the start.

After the event:
Whether you’re walking 5km, 35km or 42km, please join us back at the Perkins to celebrate your incredible effort on behalf of the women in our lives facing a cancer diagnosis. Don’t forget to pick up your rose and medal and enjoy a refreshment or two.
Massage and podiatry
We will have massage therapists and podiatrists ready for when you cross the finish line. Your tired muscles and aching feet might need a little TLC after what you’ve just put them through.
Wall of Hope
Located at the Perkins, please take some time to add a story to this memorial to the Walk. Feel free to bring your own pics, drawings or memories to add to the walk or simply spend sometime reading what others have written. You can even add your Walk bib here to remind others who you’re walking for.