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


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.

Official Perkins Training Walks

There are several official training walks hosted by Marilyn from the Perkins that you are welcome to attend. These walks are a great way to build your fitness and meet fellow walkers. Look out for guest appearances from Perkins researchers and staff. Marilyn will always buy you a coffee after your efforts.

New start time is 7.30am and if the weather is looking bad we will inform you by email and cancel.

You can register for one or more walks here by clicking the RSVP button under each walk you wish to attend.

12 FEBRUARY — 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. 6 kms

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

Parking: Coode Street Carpark.

Bring: Water, sunscreen and a hat!

Click to view Google Map of route.

RSVP NOW!

SAT 26 FEBRUARY — SOUTH PERTH — 7.30 AM

Step up your training with a beautiful riverfront stroll around South Perth! At 12.5kms, this training walk will take you and your fellow walkers along the foreshore, over Matagarup Bridge, through to the Narrows and back along the South Perth foreshore, where your celebratory cup of coffee awaits!

Distance: approx. 12.5kms

Meet: South Perth — The Boatshed Café, Coode Street.

Parking: Coode Street Carpark.

Bring: Water, sunscreen and a hat!

Click to view Google Map of route.

RSVP NOW!

SAT 12 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 12kms.

Distance: approx. 12 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!

SAT 26 MARCH — SORRENTO TO SCARBOROUGH AND RETURN— 7.30 AM

Starting in Sorrento, join us for a scenic 15km walk to Scarborough and return. Take in amazing ocean views while you get to know other lovely walkers, and enjoy a coffee at the end to celebrate your successful 15km!.

Distance: approx. 15 km

Meet: Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club – south end.

Parking: Sorrento Beach Carpark.

Bring: Water, sunscreen and a hat!

Click to view Google Map of route.

RSVP NOW!

SAT 9 APRIL— BAYSIDE CAFÉ, MATILDA BAY FORESHORE TO THE ZOO, COMO 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 in Crawley. Together, you and your fellow walkers will stroll towards the city, back along the river, past Perth Zoo to Raffles, and then back to Crawley. 20kms is no mean feat, so we will celebrate with a group photo by the Boat Shed and a well-deserved coffee! 

Distance: approx. 20 km

Meet: Bayside Kitchen, Crawley.

Parking: Bayside Kitchen, Hackett Drive, Crawley.

Bring: Water, sunscreen and a hat!

Click to view Google Map of route.

RSVP NOW!