Walking Stars is a fun, non-competitive half marathon walking event that begins at twilight.
Light up the night by wrapping yourself in fairy lights or dousing yourself in glitter to make it one night to remember!
You can register on your own or with a team – the more the merrier!
Immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere at Kings Domain in Melbourne’s CBD from 6pm, where there will be a group warm-up, inspirational speeches, food trucks a Cancer Council retail store selling sunglasses, childrens swimwear and more! Finally, there'll be the famous DIY self service glitter station using eco-friendly, biodegradable glitter.
At sunset, you’ll set off on the 21km challenge past many of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks with thousands of other Walking Stars. Use our app to access the course map on event night and unlock fun face filters along the way. You'll also receive your virtual AR medal at the end of your 21km challenge!
In the lead-up to the event, you will be given all the tools and tips you need to help you fundraise for a cancer-free future and spread hope for people facing cancer.
If you can’t make the event, don’t worry! You can still participate in our virtual event through the Walking Stars app and walk around your local neighbourhood.
The Walking Stars App
Upon registration through the website, walkers will be sent a unique code to connect the app with their fundraising page.
We’re making the Walking Stars app experience even bigger and better than last year!
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.