16 March 2009

Canberra Walking Weekend - 4th and 5th April 2009

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18th Canberra International Walking Weekend – 4/5 April 08

Looking for a challenge after the Christmas holidays or looking for an activity that the whole family can take part in, then the Canberra International Walking Weekend could be the answer for you.

In it;s 18th year, the Canberra International Walking event is a non-competitive 2 day walking event offering distances from 5,10,20 or 30km. The first day also offers a Marathon distance. People of all abilities and ages can take part in the event and it is expected that 600 plus participants from the ACT, interstate and overseas will take part. The Walk is also a member event of the IML Walking Association and there have been a number of visitors from overseas that have been regular participants over the eighteen years.

This year, the event will be held on the weekend of 4th and 5th of April and will start from the Australian Christianity Centre in Barton.

With less than ten weeks until the event, now is the right time to start training. Your aims for training at the moment is for it to be a regular occurrence and enjoyable. It is also advisable on hot days to walk in the early morning or early evening therefore avoiding the heat of the day.

If you would like further information about the event, please look on the web at www.aussiewalk.com.au or contact the organiser on 6288-6401

Phil Essam (Publicity Assistant)


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Thanks Everyone for your positive feedback.

Yes I should have updated the article to reflect only four weeks to go. Bad penmanship on my part.

Pricing for families. A very valid point. I shall raise this at our next Committee meeting and attmept to get it rectified for next year.

But what I like about the event. It’s 600 plus walkers of all ages from the ACT, interstate and overseas walking around the Best city in Australia. Makes for a great atmosphere.



2nd last para should read only one *participating* parent

I saw publicity for this event, but for myself and a 5yo to participate it would be $35 so we might as well just go and walk around the lake or do a bushwalk somewhere.

In a similar vein, the same weekend there is the Gear Up Girl cycling challenge where the organisers told me that I wouldn’t have to pay for my 5yo because she was under 6yo. The fee to ride 20km is $45 – and that’s on public roads and cycle paths.

I can’t see any way that primary school age children could participate in events like these without a supervising adult, so why charge like wounded bulls for them?

I can see that the family fee for the two day walk is only $35 but that doesn’t help families with only one parent and one child.

Looks like we’ll be waiting for this year’s Great Australian Bushwalk.

old canberran2:54 pm 16 Mar 09

18th Canberra International Walking Weekend – 4/5 April 08
With less than ten weeks until the event, now is the right time to start training.

I don’t wish to be picky, but…??

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