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Official Perkins Training Walks

The team at the Perkins hosts several training walks in the lead up to the big event. These walks help build your fitness and they're a great way to meet your fellow walkers. After each training walk, stick around for a chat - the coffees are on us!

Click the date tab for the training walk or walks you wish to join. You can RSVP for as many as your feet allow! 

If we need to cancel due to weather, we will inform you via email or text message. 

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY— EAST VICTORIA PARK— 8.30 AM

At 5 km, this training walk will start at New town Toyota and take in local quiet streets for the real Walk day feel. Finishing back at New Town Toyota where every Walker who attends gets a chance to win a $100 fuel voucher plus there are post walk refreshments courtesy of New Town Toyota- oh what a feeling!

Distance: approx. 5 kms

Meet: New Town Toyota, East Victoria Park. Corner of Forward St. and Swansea St. East.

Parking: Please park for free on Forward Street, New Town Toyota, East Victoria Park

Bring: Water, sunscreen and a hat!

Click to view Google Map of route.

RSVP NOW!

SATURDAY 9 MARCH — KINGS PARK — 7.30 AM

Kick off your Walk training with a loop around iconic King's Park. Enjoy a downhill (perfect if you're just starting out!) stroll through the native bushland, and spend some quality time getting to know your fellow walkers - capped off with a hot cup of coffee to celebrate your efforts!

Distance: approx. 9 kms

Meet: Cafe — Botanical Cafe, Fraser Ave, Kings Park.

Parking: Kings Park Carpark.

Bring: Water, sunscreen and a hat!

Click to view Google Map of route.

RSVP NOW!

SATURDAY 23 MARCH— SWANBOURNE SOUTH TO LEIGHTON BEACH AND RETURN — 7.30 AM

Boost your kilometres with this coastal training walk from Swanbourne South to Leighton Beach and back! Share a chat and a few laughs with your fellow walkers as you take in amazing ocean views, and enjoy a coffee for conquering an impressive 11.5 kms.

Distance: approx. 11.5 km

Meet: Swanbourne Surf Life Saving Club

Parking: Swanbourne Surf Life Saving Club Beach Carpark,

Bring: Water, sunscreen and a hat!

Click to view Google Map of route.

RSVP NOW!

SATURDAY 13 APRIL— PT WALTER, ATTADALE, FORESHORE WALK TO THE RAFFLES, APPLECROSS AND RETURN7.30 AM

This is the big one, lovely walkers! Lace up your sneakers and join us for a huge 20km training walk, starting at Pt.Walter. Together, you and your fellow walkers will stroll the river side towards The Raffles along the foreshore, and then back. 20kms is no mean feat, so we will celebrate with a group photo and a well-deserved coffee at Point Walter! 

Distance: approx. 20 km

Meet: Point Walter car park, near Walters River cafe and Restaurant, Attadale.

Parking: Point Walter car park, Attadale.

Bring: Water, sunscreen and a hat!

Click to view Google Map of route.

RSVP NOW!

Train  FOR THE WALK

Training for the Walk is essential. Even if you are doing it over 7 days, it’s still a good idea to get in some training.

Below are 6 tips to ensure you’re ready to take on your 35km or 42km.

FOOTWEAR

Try not to wear new shoes. Instead wear some that have been walked in to avoid blisters.

BE SUNSAFE

Please wear a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses and cover up as much as possible.

HYDRATE

Drink and carry plenty of water – hydration gels are also good.

NOURISH

Don't forget to eat especially if you are doing long walks – pack plenty of snacks.

CONNECT

Charge your phone so you can keep in touch with your friends and take pics!

STAY ALERT

Keep on footpaths and stay alert while crossing roads. Look out for oncoming traffic.

TRAINING GUIDE

We’ve prepared an 11-week training guide designed to build endurance and get you prepared for the big day. You can download it here.

FOOT CARE TIPS

Many walkers complete their 35km year on year. Learn some of their tips and tricks for foot care on our Instagram highlight reel here.

PODIATRY WEST ADVICE
  1. Blisters are normal, and the most likely blisters you'll get are the ones you've had before (any blister AT ALL). Expect them, and have the best prevention in place for that blister site before you get to the start line.

  2. Anywhere you have a callous is highly likely where you'll blister (fun fact: callouses and blisters are caused by the same forces).

  3. These areas will blister with your increased activity. Find the best prevention for that anatomical location and have it in place before you get to the start line.

  4. If you're not sure what the best prevention is for your predicted blister sites see a local Podiatry WA sports podiatrist. Find one here.

  5. Or search the Blister Prevention website here.