The 7 Bridges Walk event gives everyone a wonderful opportunity to exercise, have fun and explore Sydney. This annual event is open to all to join a 25km walk across 7 iconic bridges of Sydney. Running for its 5th year, the event helps participants remain fit, see Sydney and also raises money for charity.
There will be a course specially marked for the event. The course will remain open from 8 AM to 5 PM on Sunday, the 31st of October 2010. Participants can register before hand or on the event day. The event will have 7 villages set up that offer registrations, water stations, food and entertainment.
Every participant who registers will receive a wristband and the event passport which contains the course map.
The walk is not a race so there is no particular start or end time. Also, it is not mandatory to complete the course. Participants can choose to start at any village and end at any point. The only rule is to walk clockwise along the course. There will be event buses running in the opposite direction at 10-15 minutes intervals. You can always return to the starting point using one of these buses. There will also be free ferries accessible to the participants.
The 7 villages that will be set up for the event are
1.The Rocks Village – Cadman's Cottage, Circular Quay Way, opposite OPT
2.Pyrmont Village - Pyrmont Bay Park, Pirrama Rd, opposite Star City Casino
3.Rozelle Village - King George Park, Manning Street, near Rozelle Hospital
There will be food and entertainment stalls at all the villages. All participants will also get a stamp on their event passport as they cross each village and bridge. The 7 bridges that the course will cover are the Sydney harbour bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, Anzac bridge, Iron Cove bridge, Gladesville bridge, Tarban Creek bridge and Iron Cove bridge.
The spectacular scenery along the course and the grand bridges provide participants a different view of Sydney. Even though most people would have crossed all these bridges multiple times, not often would anyone have taken a moment to admire the bridge and enjoy the view from the bridge. The stretch at Lane Cove also includes a bushwalking path that is pretty interesting.
The walk has a registration fee of $10 for participants 12 years and older. Children under 12 walk free.