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Our Inaugural Lift the Lid Walk in 2023
was a great success.   
Looking forward to you joining us in 2024!!

TBA 2024

Set up from 8:30 with walk starting at 10am

Starting at

Byford Secondary College Oval

(more details below)

$30 early-bird tickets

(more details below)

Walk for mental health research

“The Rotary Club of Byford & Districts Inc, along with the Byford & Districts Community Branch of Bendigo Bank & Lakeside Fresh IGA / PHAM Group hosted their inaugural LIFT THE LID WALK in 2023!”


These walks are a great way to spread awareness of the 1 in 5 Australians who are suffering

from a mental illness. Help us Lift the Lid on Mental Illness this summer by walking with us!

All proceeds go into mental health research through Australian Rotary Health.


A walk starting from the Byford Secondary College oval, parking on Mead St, Abernethy Road &
rear school car parks.


Setup at 8:30am, stall holders arrive 9am, walk starts 10am, most walkers back by 11:00am,

free sausage sizzle starts at 11am,  event finished by midday. Pet Friendly (on leash) but

please pick up after your dog, bags will be provided at the start line.


Anyone who has been impacted by or cares about Mental Health – dogs on a lead are welcome.

Entry fee: 

$30 for adults which includes an event t-shirt. Kids 15 and under walk for free.

You can purchase t-shirts for kids via the ticket site. Early bird adult ticket sales

before Sept 29th will receive a FREE t-shirt!


Registration online, with t-shirts available for collection on the day before the walk

Toilets will be available at the Start/Finish in the school grounds, along with First Aid.

A water station and toilets will be available at the IGA plaza half way point of the 4.2km walk route.

There will be a free sausage sizzle at the finish line.

The Route:

4.2 km walk, with optional 2km walk for small children/wheelchairs. Start and finish at the same place. 

It’s a walk not a run.

4.2km Following footpath along Abernethy Road to Doley Road, down to nature scape, through to

Woolandra, crossing back along Olsen, through the IGA plaza with a drink station and toilets, down to

Mead St and following all the way back to the rear school car park, and back onto the oval for the finish line.

There are some road crossings which will be manned by volunteers to assist, however we ask all

participants to use road sense when crossing safely.

2km walk will take the same route out onto Abernethy, but turn left at Warrington,

down to Mead St and back to the same rear school car park and onto the oval for the finish line.

No road crossings required, all footpath.

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GET your business INVOLVED

2023 will see up to 26 locations across Australia walking for mental health research. ​It is the perfect time to get your company or business involved!


Support your local community, break down the barriers and stigma associated with mental health and help raise funds for mental health research. Today's research is tomorrow's treatment and cures.​​

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