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.
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.
This route includes the 35km official Walk PLUS a bonus 7 km loop for those who wish to complete a fill marathon of 42km.
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!
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.
There will be toilets positioned along the route for your convenience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.