4-6 December 2020
Walking Stars is still a fun, non-competitive walking half marathon challenge, but this year we’re going virtual. Walk 21km over the event weekend in your local area – split it up into multiple walks or complete 21km in one go.
Download the free Walking Stars app in late October to be united with other Walking Stars while staying apart. Unlock fun features as you complete training challenges and reach milestones, both in the lead up to and on the event weekend. Plus, receive a personalised virtual medal when you complete the challenge!
Get a virtual team together or do it solo and track your progress in the app – registration is free!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This year, you get to pick your route! As we all know, government restrictions are changing regularly, and we can’t say for sure what they will look like in December. That’s why we’ve made the 21km walking challenge flexible.
Plan a walk in your local area on the 4-6 December weekend – or anywhere in Victoria if restrictions allow. Complete the 21km all at once or break it up over the three days. Just make sure to check and abide by local government restrictions during your training as well as the challenge itself.
Step 1: Complete your free registration for Walking Stars 2020! You could ask your friends to join you and create a virtual team as well.
Step 2: Start your fundraising. Share your personal page far and wide to raise money that makes sure no one has to face cancer alone.
Step 3: Download the app at the end of October
Step 4: Get some kilometres in! Log your training sessions in the lead up to the Walking Stars weekend, 4-6 December. There will be fun, interactive face filters to unlock and achievements to reach in the app!
Step 5: Plan your route for the big weekend. You can walk the 21km all in one go or spread it out over the three days – it's completely up to you.
Step 6: Over the event weekend, record 21km walked in your app. You'll receive a virtual medal once you're finished to share with family and friends.
2019 Walking Stars photo gallery – a different time!
Jessica found hope in Walking Stars after her husband’s cancer diagnosis turned her life upside down. “It just sounded like a great idea – something that was fun and non-competitive, but something that was still going to be really challenging.”
Jessica’s husband Russ sadly passed away from brain cancer, so she walked in his honour. “In the past, I’ve tended to keep [Russ’ story] to myself, because when I was in the middle of it, I didn’t want to really talk about it,”
The mother of one has learned a few things through Walking Stars. “I think sharing my story was the most important thing for my fundraising. It was amazing how it spread through work colleagues and extended networks – that has been so surprising and wonderful,” shared Jessica.
Read more about Jessica's story.