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See Melbourne like never before

Walking Stars is a fun, non-competitive half marathon walking event that takes you on an awesome night-time journey past Melbourne’s famous landmarks.

It’s all done in support of the 34,000 Victorians who are diagnosed with cancer each year, because every dollar you raise funds vital cancer treatments, prevention programs and support services.

On Saturday 3 December, join thousands of Walking Stars who will meet at Kings Domain to enjoy the festival atmosphere, hear inspirational speeches, join the group warm up and fuel their walk at the food and drink trucks.

Then, at 8pm, the starting gun will sound and a cheer will erupt from our galaxy of Walking Stars as they set off on the 17.5km course.

First, you will walk past the Shrine of Remembrance and the Botanical Gardens as the sun begins to set over the city.

Then it’s time to take in the sites of the Yarra River as dusk starts to fall. Let the bright lights of the Federation Square guide you and feel the buzz of people enjoying their summer evening. Journey down Southbank to Docklands, past Marvel Stadium before turning back towards Kings Domain to cross the finish line.

You will finish with a huge sense of satisfaction for walking in support of Victorians facing cancer, and for spreading hope with thousands of other Walking Stars.

So join our galaxy of Walking Stars and shine bright this December!

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Sign up to take part in Walking Stars at Kings Domain on 3 December, or register for the virtual event.

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Raise vital funds for life saving cancer treatments, prevention programs and support services. Plus go in the draw to win awesome prizes along the way!

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Shine bright

Every day, 95 Victorians are devastated by three words that no one wants to hear:

‘You have cancer.’

We need your help to support people facing cancer now more than ever.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on cancer research, and calls to our 13 11 20 support line have quadrupled.

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Every dollar raised gives hopefor a cancer free future.

When you take part in Walking Stars, you’re funding life-saving cancer treatments, prevention programs, and support services that ensure no Victorian has to face cancer alone.


Tell your friends!

Walking Stars is even more fun if you form a team with your friends, family and colleagues. That way, you can fundraise for breakthrough cancer research together and support each other as you take on the 21km course. The more the merrier!

If you can’t make it to our in-person event you can still walk with us virtually by completing your 21kms between Monday 28 November and Sunday 4 December.