Believe it or not, this is Cancer Council Victoria's very first 7 Parks Walk. This 26 km course is being capped at 10,000 walkers, so have some fun, bring a group of friends and do the walk. Wear the badge of being an 'everyday hero' in your heart, and keep fit at the same time (both are bound to make you feel good all over) by REGISTERING for this event. The registration is $30 and children 12 and under are FREE.
Launching Cancer Council Victoria's 1st year of Seven Parks Walk in Melbourne, to be held on Sunday 5th October 2014. Image courtesy Cancer Council Victoria.!
If you can't make the walk, you can still DONATE to this worthy cause. If you'd rather sponsor a friend's fundraiser, or a particular team you know that have started a fundraiser for this event, you can try and locate them by their individual or team name HERE and donate. The Cancer Council Victoria is hoping to raise over $100,000 so it would be great if we could make their dreams come true.
A great way to see Melbourne, benefit your health, join in a great community activity and raise money for charity. Image courtesy Cancer Council Victoria.
Do you have a big smile ? Are you mature, honest and reliable ? Do you consider you have a respectable personal presentation and hygiene, coupled with a friendly and polite attitude? Are you willing to work with a team of people? Then... WE WANT YOU!!!
Volunteers are needed for this event to be a success, so bring your smile, collect your free event t-shirt, a cap, a lunch pack on the day and a 'Certificate of Appreciation'. Help support the thousands of people walking for charity. Seven parks, all those kilometres and enthusiastic participants, its not going to happen without your help. Its also a great way to meet new people and have a fun day all round. To find out more about volunteering, CLICK HERE, then head over to the APPLICATION FORM and submit it online. Keep in mind that there are only a number of shifts available, so get in early so you don't miss out. You can also keep up with updates on their Facebook Page.
It is not a race and everyone is a winner. Image courtesy Cancer Council Victoria.
Head over to the 7 Parks Walk WEBSITE for all the details, and to find out what you need to bring on the day. You can start at any of the 7 event villages and walk as much or as little as you can of the closed loop circuit as you like. There will be food, beverages and music at select event villages, and if you have missed out on registering online, you can still register on the day at any of the villages. However, the adult fee will be $40 instead of $30 on the day, but children 12 and under still go free. Theres loads of information on the website, so get your pen and paper ready to take note of the important stuff that is relevant to you. You can also check out the COURSE MAP which can be downloaded in PDF format, so you have a heads-up on the sort of beautiful scenery you will be passing on this walk of the inner city loop.
The locations drink stations, toilet facilities and the Villages are clearly marked on the course map and are:-
Melbourne Olympic & Parks Village - Eastern Plaza, between Hisense Arena & National Tennis Centre, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne
Albert Park Village - Palms Lawn, Aquatic Drive, Albert Park
Docklands Village - Docklands Park, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands
Flagstaff Village - Flagstaff Gardens, Cnr of LaTrobe St & King St, West Melbourne
Royal Park Village - Royal Park Oval, Cnr of Gatehouse St & The Avenue, Parkville
Princes Park Village - Princes Park, North of Princes Park Stadium, Cnr of Bowen Cres & Garton St, Carlton
Treasury Gardens Village - Treasury Gardens, Near JF Kennedy Memorial, Cnr of Treasury Pl & Lansdowne St, East Melbourne.
Did you know that almost 30,000 Victorians will be diagnosed with cancer, and 11,000 will die from cancer ? The race is on for cutting edge early detection work and the Cancer Council Victoria has certainly been chipping away at it since 1937. They have an international reputation for their innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support, and they are an independent, not-for-profit organisation to boot. "Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!" They also provide support and education programs to help reduce the risk of cancer and are on a mission to minimise the human cost by being able to continue to undertake research into the cause, prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. A good reason to be on the side of the Cancer Council Victoria's Army wouldn't you say?; and together, we can make a difference !! So, lets fight the fight for our lives.