Walk around Australia - again!

1-25 October 2020

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Amount Raised

$282,382

KMs Logged In

72,299

of 25,000 KM
of 25,000 KM
Total Entrants

1,205

We've made it around once - can you help us walk around Australia again?

This October, we've teamed up to raise money and awareness for people living with epilepsy. After walking a collective 25,000kmsthe entire length around Australia—we're aiming to do it again! Double the distance, double the opportunity to make a difference. Even if you haven't signed up yet, there's still time! Participate in your own time and your own way. Set your own distance and fundraising goals and start walking your neighbourhood for people living with epilepsy! Plus, join our Facebook group to make new connections, get fundraising and exercise tips, and more. Let’s make sure no one living with epilepsy has to go it alone!

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A Virtual Event

Epilepsy’s Walk around Australia is a 25-day virtual event, where the community is encouraged to come together and walk (or run/ride/swim/wheel) the just over 25,000km around Australia to raise awareness and support for the 1 in 25 Australians living with epilepsy.

You decide how many kilometres to contribute to the tally, then choose when, where and how you will complete them, between 1 and 25 October.  

Contribute as many kilometres as you can. Every step you take will help make a difference.

How it works

1. Register Online

Sign up for FREE. At this point you will select both your kilometre and fundraising target.

A fundraising page and online dashboard will be created for you and you'll have access to our private Walk for Epilepsy Facebook group and other cool fitness and fundraising tools and resources.

2. Walk / Ride / Swim

From 1-25 October log your kilometres via your online dashboard.

See your achievement badges light up as you hit your milestones and watch the kilometre tally grow as we Walk Around Australia together.

3. Get Social

Share your challenge via social media using the templates provided in the resources section of your dashboard.

Reach out to friends, family and colleagues and ask them to sponsor you.

Use #walkwithme on social media and connect with our virtual community.

  • Angela Somerville just donated $100
  • Olivia Roslaniec just donated $53.24
  • Mary just donated $26.10
  • Colin Hackworth just donated $104.40
  • Cheryl and Jim just donated $20
  • Bridget just donated $52.20
  • Nicki Amiel just donated $26.10
  • Bella Tromp just donated $40
  • Camille Music just donated $52.20
  • Louise Pantano just donated $10.44
  • The London Millers just donated $78.30
  • Kam Fam just donated $20.88
  • Daniel Green just donated $52.20
  • Ben Freeman just donated $26.10
  • Ren Johnson just donated $10
  • Mary-Ann Tonini just donated $26.10
  • Eddie L just donated $50
  • Rachel Riley just donated $10.44
  • Nathan Tuckwell just donated $52.20
  • Carson McKenzie just donated $26.10

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FAQs

Why is the walk different this year?

Like everyone else, we've had to change the way we do things due to coronavirus. With so much uncertainty, we felt that a physical walk wouldn't be the right fit for 2020. But it's not all doom and gloom! Taking the walk online means we're able to partner with wonderful interstate organisations and make this a truly national event - all while ensuring the safety of our staff, volunteers and community.

Why is Walk for Epilepsy happening over 25 days in October rather than on one day like previous years?

We wanted to bring attention to a sobering statistic - that 1 in 25 people are affected by epilepsy. Extending the event over 25 days also gives our walkers more time to achieve their goals and brings our ambitious collective goal within reach-to complete a total of just over 25,000 kilometres. That's equivalent to the entire length of Australia's coastline!

How far do I have to walk?

That's entirely up to you! If you're only able to walk limited distances, no problem-set yourself a realistic and safe goal. If you're looking for a challenge, increase the distance to help bring us closer to our 25,000km goal.

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