FAQS

Important Information

What is the current situation regarding COVID19 and the Walk?

Western Australia is currently in Phase 4 of COVID-19 restrictions. While there are no gathering restrictions in place, it is recommended that all participants abide by the two square metre distancing rule.

On the day

When and where is the event?

You can choose to select your own route if you are walking over the course of 7 days, or you can take part in the physical event on Saturday 29th May in Perth, Western Australia. More information regarding the route and start/finish will be provided in due course.

Need some help planning your challenge? Just drop us a line and we can help find something that works for you - walk@perkins.org.au

Who can participate?

Everyone is welcome to join the Hawaiian Women's Cancer Challenge. People of all ages can register and participate.

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult and must have parental or guardian approval. They will also need to raise the minimum $1000

Registration

How much does it cost to register?

The registration fee is $25 per person. This does not go towards your fundraising total but does go toward offsetting many costs of running the event.

Register here.

How do I register?

It’s easy! Register and join the fight to defeat women’s cancer with the Perkins.

Training

35km is a long way. Will I be able to walk that far?

The Walk is not a race. You are encouraged to take it at your own pace as people of all abilities fitness levels take part. We also have support vehicles along the way to pick you up and take you further along the course.
If you’re unsure you can walk 35kms in one day, you also have the option of walking over the course of the week in May. That’s just 5kms per day! And, you will be able to celebrate with your fellow walkers at the finish line – there will be a special 5km route just for you in May (official date coming soon).

I’ve never walked that far. Should I train?

We encourage you to train for the Walk for Women’s Cancer, because it’s a tough distance – but you’re tougher. We also offer free training sessions with fellow walkers during the year. Keep an eye out for our tips and tricks on how to strengthen your body and prepare for your Walk.

Teams

How do I create a team?

When you’re registering, click ‘Create a Team’. Enter the team name and that’s it!

How can my friends join my team?

When you’ve created the team, tell your team members the name of the team so that they can search for it and join when they register. We also have the 'Invite a Friend' form you use located within your dashboard. If you use this function from your dashboard, your friends receive a 50% discount off their registration and you get a $50 credit to your fundraising page that will be added to your fundraising total (max of 5 people).

Fundraising

How much do I have to raise to participate?

The fundraising minimum is $500 per person. You are expected to raise this amount before taking part in May 2021. If you are nervous about asking for support, you’re not alone! However, once you start fundraising you will be surprised by how much your friends, family and colleagues want to sponsor you in a cause you care about.

Check out our fundraising resources here.

I don’t know how to fundraise. Can you help me?

Yes of course! There’s a dedicated team at the Perkins ready to help you with fundraising ideas to get you to the donation minimum as soon as possible. For more information contact 6151 0759 or walk@perkins.org.au

How do I make a donation?

Making a donation is simple! Click here to donate to a participant.

Can I use the Facebook donate button for my fundraising?

Please do not use the facebook donate button.  Your donations do not go to your fundraising page as they are handled through a third party.

If you have already done this we suggest you delete your post as this is the only way to remove the facebook donate button. Then create a new facebook post and share the link to your fundraising page without adding the "donate" button.

If someone has donated using the facebook donate button and has selected the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research as the charity of choice we will eventually receive the funds but there may be some long delays. Plus it will not show on your fundraising total.

Other

How do I volunteer for the event?

Being a volunteer is an important role on event day. Volunteers at the start, finish, pit stops, lunch and along the course keep the participants going with cheerful support all day long!

If you’d like to be a part of the Walk for Women’s Cancer please register here. The more the merrier, so invite your friends and family to join you for a fun day supporting women’s cancer research.

How do I login to the Walk for Women's Cancer?

Once you have registered for the Walk for Women's Cancer, an account is automatically created for you. If you registered yourself, you should have set up a password. If you were registered by someone else, you will have received an email with a link to create your own password.

If you can’t find that email, use the create account feature on the login page. If you were registered by someone else and they didn’t use your email, you will need to ask them to login to their page to help you edit your registration or fundraising information.

Why is the event held over one week as well as one particular day? 

We asked, you answered! Many of you mentioned that you loved the option of choosing your Walk in the 2020 Challenge event. So, you will have the option of breaking up your Walk over a number of days AND finishing at the event (if you can – we’d love to see you!), or completing your entire Walk on event day.

How do I log my kilometres on my fundraising page with my device or manually?

Download our Guide to Logging your Km's here.

Your profile page includes your personal distance tally so you can track your distance towards your target. This is a great way to keep your friends updated on your workouts!

If you track your workouts with Fitbit, MapMyFitness or Strava your distances will automatically add to your tally.

 

Follow these steps to track your KMs automatically:

  1. Download the Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account 
  1. Log in to your Women’s Cancer Challenge account.  
  1. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app. 
  1. Follow the prompts to connect your account 
  1. When you next work out, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, save your workout and your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day.

 

If you have synced your app already but it is not working, please log in and re-connect it.

 

When using Fitbit, you must ‘start’ an activity and save it. Your daily steps will not automatically add to your page. If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone.

When using MapMyFitness, you must ‘start’ your workout, ‘stop’ your workout and then ‘SAVE’ your workout.

Your tally will be updated each day with the previous day’s distances.

Remember, you can manually add your kilometres to the tally in your My Fitness Activity tab of your profile after registering. This is a great option if you’re using a pedometer or a different method of tracking your distances.

Follow these steps to manually add your KMs:

  1. Log in to your account and select ‘My Fitness Activity’ 
  1. Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance 
  1. The number of KMs will now appear on your fundraising page!