Friday 26th March 2021 08:30 am - 12:30 pm

Explore Australia’s National Capital

There is no better way to explore a city than on foot, with the local and international walkers. Celebrating Rotary’s 100th year in Australia, the Canberra Walking Festival will be renamed Rotary’s Australian Walking Festival.

Rotary Aus Walk

Black Mountain walk

Explore Australia’s National Capital

This non-competitive event will offer walks of 5km, 11km, 21km and 42km.
Other activities will be announced closer to the event.

* This event is both IML and IVV approved, so registered participants will receive medals and certificates for completing the required distances.

** All participants will receive a commemorative medal for completing two walks or more.

Join Us For An International Weekend of Fun and Exercise for a Great Cause

You will meet hundreds of people from around the world, make new friends, challenge yourself and have a great time.

Register your interest and we’ll send you updated information nearer to the event.




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Friday 26th

  • 'Welcome to Canberra' Walking Tour around Parliamentary Triangle for international visitors.
  • Casual BBQ welcome & dinner meet-up
  • Afternoon - Checkin and issue of kits (lanyards - show bag etc)

Saturday 27th

  • Dawn Peace Bell Ceremony to officially open the Walking Festival.
  • Morning - Checkin and issue of kits (lanyards - show bag etc)
  • 7k, 14k, 21k walking events
  • Evening - The Rotary Centenary Peace Dinner will be a black-tie fundraiser for 200 people at the Australian National University. Guest Speaker Dr Brendon Nelson.

Sunday 28th 

  • 21k, 42k walking events
  • Closing Ceremony and awards.

Monday 29th

  • Start Rotary Peace Relay to Melbourne via Cowra