4 December 2021
Walking Stars is BACK on December 4 with the highest Covid-Safe event measures in place. Get in quick to not miss out on this super limited ticketed event!
Walking Stars is a fun, non-competitive half marathon walk. 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, where there will be a group warm-up, inspirational speeches, food trucks and even a glitter station.
At sunset, you’ll set off on the 21km challenge past many of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks with thousands of other Walking Stars.
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 even through the Walking Stars app and walk around your local neighbourhood.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 1: Complete the registration form for Walking Stars 2021 and ask your friends to join you, too!
Step 2: Your fundraising page will automatically be created. Download the Walking Stars app and connect your fundraising profile using the unique code in your registration confirmation email.
Step 3: Start fundraising – share your personal page to raise money and make sure no one has to face cancer alone.
Step 4: Track your training in the Walking Stars app. Use the three-month training plan and enjoy some fun features in the app along the way!
Step 5: Light up the night! Soak up the festival atmosphere at Kings Domain before you depart on your journey. 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
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.