Due to COVID-19, Walking Stars looked a little different in 2020. Participants walked in their local areas, and were united while safely staying apart through the Walking Stars app. In 2021, Walking Stars will return in its traditional form.
Walking Stars is a fun, non-competitive walking half marathon challenge. Walkers will gather at the start line in the CBD before embarking on a magical, starlit walk through some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks.
In the lead-up to the event, walkers will fundraise for a cancer free future, and in turn, have a huge impact on people facing cancer.
Form a team or walk solo, it’s up to you!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 1: Complete the pre-registration form for Walking Stars 2021. You could ask your friends to join you and pre-register their interest too.
Step 3: When registration for 2021 launches, we'll send you an email to let you know.
Step 2: Once you’re registered, your fundraising page will automatically be created. Start your fundraising – share your personal page far and wide to raise money that makes sure no one has to face cancer alone.
Step 4: Get some kilometres in! Start training in the lead up to Walking Stars. We’ll provide some resources along the way to help with your training.
Step 6: Event weekend will arrive before you know it! Take part in the festival atmosphere at Alexandra Gardens before you depart on your journey, and once you’ve completed your walk, bask in the wonderful feeling that you’ve made a difference for people facing cancer.
The Walking Stars App
The Walking Stars App is free to all registered participants and keeps our walkers safely united while staying apart.
You'll be able to track your 21km challenge, share training sessions and unlock fun face filters as you progress!
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.