The Canberra Walking Festival is a non-competitive event open to everyone.
We hope you will join us. Note that we have a new start location for 2018 at the Albert Hall.
Important notes (please read this page carefully before proceeding with your registration):
Registering online and early will ensure that you receive the best possible entry price (payment by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal), and also go into the draw for early bird prizes.
Online Entry Fees:
Child Under 10: $10 (for one or two days)
Child 10-17 years: $20 (for one or two days)
Adult: $25 (one day)
Adult Super EarlyBird: $35 (for two day entries received by end of November)
Adult EarlyBird: $40 (for two day entries received by end January)
Adult: $45 (standard online two day entry rate)
Entry fees are non-refundable.
On the Day Entries (cash only):
$25 per day for all participants, regardless of age.
Available at the Control Centre, located at: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Ave - next to Hyatt Hotel.
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the starting time of your desired participation distance.
Please note that bus transport to the start of the walks on Sunday is not guaranteed for "on the day" registrations, and will be subject to space availability.
The event aims to:
- promote walking as a worthwhile, fun activity;
- encourage people to participate in an enjoyable, healthy, outdoor activity regardless of fitness, age, gender or background;
- challenge those who wish to test their fitness, and/or obtain an award.
The Canberra Walking Festival is a not-for-profit event, run entirely by volunteers. A portion of all entry fees is donated to community organisations, including the Heart Foundation.
Walk Options - A variety of walk options to showcase the best of Canberra.
Pre-Festival Guided Walks
Thursday 5th April 9.30am, Mt Ainslie and Mt Majura, 15km on the Centenary Trail with Walking For Pleasure - starts and finishes at the Australian War Memorial (outside Poppy's cafe). $5 for IVV stamp for non-WFP members - payable on the day.
Friday 6th April 11am, Capital Walk, 11km - starts and finishes at the Control Centre for the Festival, returning in time for the Welcome Walk and official opening. $5 for IVV stamp - payable on the day.
Friday 6th April 3pm, Welcome Walk, 5km - explore the Parliamentary Triangle in small groups followed by the official opening ceremony and reception. $5 per person, includes reception and IVV stamp.
Canberra Walking Festival Self-Guided Walks
Saturday 7th April - Distance options are 5km, 11km, 21km and 42.2km. Entry includes event support, IVV stamp, and marathon medal for those finishing the marathon.
Sunday 8th April - Distance options are 5km, 10km, 21km and 26km. Entry includes event support, IVV stamp, IML stamp for those completing the required distance on Sat and Sun, and Canberra Two Day Walk medal for those walking any distance on both Sat and Sun.
On Saturday and Sunday the start times vary depending on your chosen distance - full details on the AussieWalk website. Free bus is provided to the start of your
chosen walk distance on Sunday, so it is important that you arrive in time to catch the bus!