We are thrilled to announce Jeff Kennett has joined us an event ambassador
After such a tough year with many challenges, we are all aware now more than ever of the importance of mental health. The Rotary Club of Mont Albert & Surrey Hills invites you to join us for a walk in the picturesque Gardiners Creek Reserve in support of loved ones who have gone through tough times.
The walk winds around a flowing stream, through a slice of bush nestled in the heart of Melbourne. If you’re paying attention, you might spot the local Tawny Frogmouths in the trees yawning after a big night out. The kookaburras will certainly be laughing at you and frogs croaking to cheer you on.
All abilities are welcome. Whether you finish in 15minutes or 4hours you can be proud to have contributed to vital mental health research conducted by Australian Rotary Health.
Food and drinks are available for sale including egg & bacon rolls, coffee, and slushies.
Please bring your own water bottles to help keep the event as sustainable as possible.
Let’s get together and get moving for mental health!
Sunday, March 21st, 2021
The walk will start at 8am, Registration commences from 7am
Gardiners Creek Reserve, Stott Street Entry, Box Hill South
If you are unable to participate, you may wish to make a donation to mental health research
A Walk NOT a race over 6km, 12km or 18km walk.
Everyone who has been impacted by or cares about Mental Health - dogs are welcome!
Entry fee: $30 for adults.
Early bird adult entry includes a t-shirt for registrations prior to Friday, March 5th. Registrations after then will receive an event cap.
Kids 15 and under walk for free but need to register, please.
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2021 EVENT SPONSORS
COVID SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Due to current corona virus restrictions, at this stage the following rules will apply
Contact details are required for each participant for contact tracing purposes.
If you feel unwell, have a cough, cold or fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath. Please stay at home.
If during the walk you feel unwell and need medical assistance please locate an event official, or First Aid officer.
Please keep a 1.5m distance from those outside your household during the event. Hand sanitiser will be available.
“ABOUT THE WALK”
Originally the Rotary Club of Mooloolaba together with a number of other Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast has for the past four years now, staged a WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH in October to coincide with Queensland Mental Health Month.
The “point of difference” is that the walk is not a race. It is a family occasion offering an organised “fun” walk from Mooloolaba to Maroochydore and back. Walkers have the option to turn around at any time.
The inaugural Walk was held in October 2016 and has grown to include hundreds of participants and raised over $45,000 so far.
This year our exciting new look LIFT THE LID WALK for Mental Health will be held in many community locations across Australia.
Our target this year given COVID management is to aim for 1,000 walkers at each event and raise more than $10,000 funds for vital Mental Health Research along the way.
This is a great project because it:
1. Raises much-needed funds for ARH Mental Health Research
2. Offers an opportunity for the community to identify with those suffering from mental health issues.
3. It provides an outlet for those suffering from mental health issues. For example, every year there have been families and friends wearing their own special t-shirts honouring a loved one who has been lost as a result of a mental health issue.
4 Will bring visitors to our area which is good for local businesses and tourism.