The Event

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

As a Walking Star, every dollar you raise can have a life-changing impact on Victorians facing cancer.

You can register on your own, but it’s even more fun to form a team with your friends, family and colleagues and support each other as you walk into the night. The more the merrier!

Walk into the night towards a cancer free tomorrow

From 5pm on Saturday 3 December, Walking Stars will gather amidst the festival atmosphere at Kings Domain in Melbourne’s CBD. There will be a group warm-up, inspirational speeches, food trucks, a Cancer Council retail store and more! Our famous eco-friendly glitter station is always a popular pit stop to make sure you are sparkling as you light up the night for Victorians facing cancer.

Please make sure you arrive nice and early so you have time to collect your bib and any merchandise you have unlocked with your fundraising feats in the lead up to the event.

All you need to bring is a water bottle and your comfiest shoes. There’s no bag drop at the event so travel light!

The walk kicks off at 8pm through the City of Melbourne. Please read about our course route here.

Your incredible journey

When night falls over Melbourne on Saturday 3 December, you will set off on your 21km challenge with thousands of other sparkling stars.

As you walk through the summer evening, you will make your way past the beauty of Royal Botanic Gardens, the spectacle of AAMI Park, Marvel Stadium, and the buzz of Federation Square and Docklands after dark.

You will be completely inspired by walking with so many Victorians to support people facing cancer.

Can’t make the event? Sign up to be a virtual Walking Star!

If you can’t join us at Kings Domain on 3 December, you can still be part of the galaxy of Walking Stars by taking part in our virtual event. Simply complete your 21km in your local neighbourhood any time on 3 December.

You can keep your supporters updated on your journey by tracking your distance via your favourite fitness app and connecting it to your fundraising page.

What our stars have achieved

Walking Stars have been supporting Victorians facing cancer for 5 years. Last year, more than 1,500 incredible Walking Stars raised over $370,000 for cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

Money raised by Walking Stars is being used by cancer researchers right now to fund breakthrough cancer treatments.

Join us on 3 December 2022, to help even more Victorian families who are facing cancer.

You will be given all the tools and tips you need to help you fundraise and spread hope.

Every step you make takes us closer towards a cancer free future.

About Cancer Council Victoria

Since 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has been working to support Victorians diagnosed with cancer, as well as the people around them.   

Our work aims to prevent cancer and promote early detection through programs such as QUIT and SunSmart. We also provide care and support for people facing cancer, and fund research into building a greater understanding of cancer and how it can be treated. 

Find out more about Cancer Council Victoria.