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!

Date

Saturday 4 December, 2021

Venue

Kings Domain, Melbourne CBD

Distance

21km

Time

From 6pm

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 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! (Note the CCV store is card only).  Finally, there'll be the famous DIY self service glitter station using eco-friendly, biodegradable glitter. The timings for the night are:

  • 6pm: The Walking Stars Village in Kings Domain opens. The registration tent, prize collection, bag drop, as well as declicious food and drink options, will all be located in the Village area.
  • 6-8pm: Music, live performances and speakers will take to the stage. Don't miss fun group warm-up exercises. MC for entertainment will be Paul Licuria.
  • 8pm: Start walking! The 21km course will take the average walker 4 to 5 hours to complete.
  • 2am: The course will close and any remaining walkers will be collected.

The food trucks that will be available to serve you some delicious food and drinks to get you ready for your big walk are:

  • Felafel off the Truck - homemade falafel bowls, Tabouli salad cups, felafel wraps, middle eastern pizzas
  • Amazing Calamari – salt & pepper calamari, homemade Greek salad & hot chips
  • Mr Yes Mr No – hummus bowl, Thai BBQ chicken, Melbourne fusion croquettes with salad, skin on potato chips
  • Roberta’s for New Order Events - Italian themed toasted sandwiches, gluten free and vegan cannoli’s along with changing Italian sweets & coffee
  • Barrel of Beans – coffee and other drinks 

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.

Pre-register now

The course

The Walking Stars App

The Walking Stars App is free to all registered participants! You can download from either Google Play or the App Store.

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!

Find out more

Jessica's story

Jessica with her friends at charity event

 

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.