Walk for Awareness will be delivered within the Queensland Health Covid Safe Events Framework. We encourage you to check in on arrival with the Queensland Check-in app. Do not attend this event if you are experiencing symptoms. Stay at home and enjoy the event virtually. Our Covid Safe planning will be modified to align with changing government directives.
Being Covid Safe is a shared responsibility. We want you to enjoy the event and stay safe. Please follow COVID Safe practices when attending this year's event.
To assist with our great efforts with raising much-needed funds for mental health support we are continuing to provide our virtual event option. The virtual event has invited the rest of Australia (and the world) to join us on this date to help raise awareness and funds for Mental Health in Australia.
- Masks will need to be worn on the day - make it as colourful as possible!
- If feeling unwell please do not attend the event.
- Please always maintain physical distance this is 1.5m or two big steps away from another participant.
- Use hand sanitizer provided and bring your own. Wash your hands regularly at handwashing stations
- Please bring your own reusable water bottle with you as limited water will be provided at the event.
- If you become unwell at the event seek medical care immediately
- If you become ill after the event, please contact the event organisers as soon as possible
Your health, the health of our volunteers, and the organisers are of primary importance, so rest assured we will implement a safe, successful, and fun event for you.
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Early Bird Registration is $35 per adult entry. Then it goes up to the full price of $40 closer to the event day.
This includes 1 Free T-Shirt for you to wear on the day.
Kids under 12 years old is Free, but do not get a T-Shirt unless you add this on during registration.
Sunday 9th October, 2022
DISTANCE AND MAP
9km River City Loop
6am: Volunteer arrival
7am: Event Village opens & Kit and T-Shirt collection opens
8am: Official event formalities / live entertainment
8.10: Jade Holland (Country Music Artist & MAF Ambassador) performing live onstage song ‘Fight for it' & recording music video
8.30 (approx): Walk for Awareness Kicks off - Wave 1
9.00 (approx): Wave 2 starts
12pm: Walk for Awareness officially ends
There will be limited parking available at Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point so we encourage you to plan ahead. There will be surrounding parking around the area but please ensure that you are aware of all parking rules.
Weekend Parking Deal
Wilson Parking have a weekend parking rate of $5.00 for all online bookings (must book in advance) at a number of city locations below:
There will be very limited parking for participants in and around the event area, so it is recommended that participants catch public transport to Captain Burke Park. Plan ahead by using the Translink journey planner - https://translink.com.au/.
We recommended that participants catch public transport to Captain Burke Park. Plan ahead by using the Translink journey planner – https://translink.com.au/
There will be limited parking available around the surrounding street of the event venue, with no parking available onsite at Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point, with Holman Street closed for the duration of the event. We encourage you to plan ahead. If parking in the surrounding area please ensure that you are aware and following all parking rules.
At the time of registration pick-up, you will collect your t-shirt in the morning from 7am to sport around town.
WHO CAN COME?
Everyone, any fitness level – wheelchair, pram & pet friendly! Kids on scooter also welcome.
WHAT TO BRING?
Ensure you pack a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to stay sun smart across the event day. Remember to reapply your sunscreen. Also bring along your water bottle, and comfortable shoes.
Food & coffee stalls will be available.
Pets are welcome however there will are a lot of dogs down on the day. If you feel your buddy might be little intimidated or scared with the volume of people and dogs, perhaps consider a dog muzzle or protective bite mask for protection of your dog and others.
Children are welcome to come down.
For children under 12, they’re registration is free.
STAY SOCIAL, CONNECT AND LIVESTREAM
Stay social across the event and connect with:
We would love to see photos and videos of you and your team doing the Walk for Awareness in your local area, all for mental health and awareness.
Every time you post on social media - please tag #MAfwalk and we'll share to the official event social pages. If you would like to send videos or photos through to show on the official event livestream, please send via WhatsApp to the Mental Awareness phone: 0456398828 (outside of Australia: +61456398828).
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Police and first-aid will be onsite, in and around Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point, and on-course across all key event times.
LOTS of activities, raffles, media, music, food and fun to be had on the day!
Please come down at 6am on the day for Volunteer briefing.
WHO WE SUPPORT
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Have a query or would like to share your story? Please send us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 2 options to register – Walk in Brisbane or Walk Anywhere.
If you have a team – search for your team name. Or you can create a new team.
For Bulk Registrations, please click below:
HOW DO I ACCESS MY REGISTRATION?
Each registrant will have their own unique Fundraising and Registration page created for them to use and where they can manage their registration details.
If you don't know your registration details because perhaps a friend registered for you, check your email inbox for your invitation.
Alternatively, visit the Walk For Awareness page and do a password reset then you can log into your registration page, update your details, view your event details and manage your fundraising efforts.
HOW DO I UPDATE MY DETAILS?
You can update your address, email, t-shirt size, and other details by logging into your account on the Walk For Awareness website, navigating to your details, and updating your account there.
If you made an incorrect donation and want to allocate your donation to a specific person or team, please email contact the MAF team and let us know who you want to allocate your donation to.
Each registrant will have their own unique Fundraising page created for them to use and promote their fundraising efforts.
If you haven't set yours up, you can do so by visiting Walk For Awareness and logging into your page.
Joining a Team
Search for your team that you want to join and click on the "Join this Team" button on the team page to join a team!
Creating a Team
You will first need to register yourself and during the registration process, you will have the option to create your team.
Swapping between Physical and Virtual Events
Contact us directly if you wish to swap between the Physical and Virtual event options
Remember which wave you registered for. If you are not sure - come down before 8.30am and speak to our registration team.
There are 3 waves 8.30am, 9.15am and 10am.
Please make sure you join your wave only.
T-Shirts & Registering after 2nd October
If you register for the Physical Event, you can collect your shirt on the day.
If you register for the Virtual Event, you will receive your shirt after the event in the post if you have provided an address.
This year we are stepping it up and moving dedications online and it is now on our website here, to involve participants from all over Australia and even the world. You can even print out the dedication card from the website to show who you are walking for as you walk through the city, but we also encourage posting your dedication online. You will be able to post anonymously through the website if you wish.
Enjoy the beautiful Captain Burke Park, grab a coffee and a bite to eat, and check out the stalls held by our partners.
It is very important that you maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres from other participants, staff, volunteers, and the general public. We also strongly encourage the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the event village. Disposable PPE will be available in the Event Village, or you can purchase a reusable Walk For Awareness mask through the registration process or at the Event Village.
Event Day Travel
We recommend participants catch public transport and please ensure you plan ahead with Translink Journey Planner.
There will be limited parking at the venue for participants. It is recommended that participants catch public transport into the venue. Parking will be available at Eagle Street for a flat rate of $5 and you will be able to jump on a City Cat over to the Thornton St Ferry Terminal. Parking will need to be booked online before entering the parking lot.
Due to safety reasons, we do encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle filled with water from home. We will have a water station located at the halfway mark of the course in the Botanical Gardens which will only be stocked with single use water bottles. Please ensure that you dispose of the water bottles correctly. There will be "Containers for Change" bins at the water station and finish venue, where all proceeds will go towards the Walk for Awareness event.
To help us uphold COVID safe practices, please avoid crowding this area. We ask that you take a water bottle and keep walking to help the area flowing.
Toilets will be located at the venue along with public toilets on the course at Riverlife, Botanical Gardens, City Reach Boardwalk, and Howard Smith Wharves. At the venue, we will provide handwashing stations and sanitization stations, and we ask that you please use them regularly. We will also have alcoholic wipes available at the entry to the portable toilets which we encourage everyone to take one to use to open the toilet door and clean before each use (extra measures to keep yourself safe).
We will have regular cleaners available to clean these high traffic areas.
Please ensure you practice proper hand hygiene at the facilities throughout the course. There will be handwashing stations and hand sanitizer located at stalls, toilets, and the water station.
We want the event to be fun and safe for everybody. Please ensure you follow the below safety procedures:
- Bikes and scooters are not permitted on the course
- Listen for announcements and follow directions from event officials
- Only go to the start line when directed by officials
- Please keep LEFT at all times unless passing
- Please be mindful of bike riders and the public on the paths
- If dogs are brought to the event, please ensure that they are always leashed and you keep a close eye on them
- First aid will be located along the course and at the Venue
- This year, there has been a slight change to the ending of the course, please ensure that you keep a close eye out on directional signage.
- Ensure that you are always socially distanced on course from other participants and the general public.
- Please help us by being conscious and respectful of the COVID safe rules and the community around you on the walk as the event represents the Mental Awareness Foundation, and we would like it to be a positive experience for all involved.
At the Finish
When you have finished, we encourage you to take a selfie at one of our many selfie stations, visit the support groups within the parklands, grab a coffee, and sausage sizzle. We do not encourage you to gather in large groups and once you have finished visiting the support services and stalls, we ask that you move on with the rest of your day.
It is very important that you maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres from other participants, staff, volunteers, and the general public at all times.
Stay social with MAf and connect
The Livestream will be available on-demand, on the Mental Awareness Foundation Facebook page, after the event so you can playback the special memories.
Do not forget to keep fundraising for the event. All proceeds will go towards the work on the frontline of Mental Health Issues and Suicide Prevention.
Fundraising does not stop until the end of October 2020 and we encourage you to share your own or your team's Fundraising page.