Join us for our Walk for Epilepsy on Sunday 5 March 2023.

Over 16,000 Canberrans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and need support, research and a cure.

You could help to make a real difference.

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Raised so far

$0

Our goal

$20,000

Get ready to join us on Sunday 5 March 2023 for our Walk for Epilepsy. By taking part and raising funds, you can have a very real impact on people living with epilepsy throughout the ACT and region.

We will be walking Bridge to Bridge around Lake Burley Griffin, the walk is 5km long and usually takes around 1 hour. Lots of fun activities will be available at the start/finish line for the whole family to enjoy.

Download a poster and encourage your community to join us at the Walk.

Thanks for your support!

The day will include:

  • A Bridge to Bridge walk!
  • BBQ where all funds raised come straight to Epilepsy ACT
  • Live Music
  • Free Face painting
  • Free Balloon modelling
  • Lawn games
  • Coffee + more

Don’t forget to wear purple!

Have you ordered a t-shirt?

If you would like purchase a t-shirt to wear along to the Walk for Epilepsy they are only available to purchase online, please click here. We are not offering t-shirts on the day and pre-purchase is essential. Closing date for ordering your t-shirt in time to arrive for the event is Sunday 12 February 2023

Grazing Boxes & Picnics

Stick around for a picnic and some fun activities and order your own grazing box for delivery straight to the event. A percentage will be donated to Epilepsy ACT from each order. More information will be provided closer to the date including how to order.

Prizes and activities

We have heaps of fabulous prizes thanks to our sponsors. Please keep an eye out here for more details.

We will be giving out prizes for the following categories:

  • Most purple-ist outfit
  • Best costume
  • Most fun had
  • Most quirky clothes or hair style
  • And many more...

Our Sponsors

THANK YOU to all our Sponsors. Please take the time to support those who support us.

We are now offering sponsorship opportunities for our Walk for Epilepsy in 2023.

Please reach out to us via email: epilepsy@epilepsyact.org.au if you are interested in supporting us

Event Details

Where: Cup Place, Lake Burley Griffin - this is the curved grassed area between the Flags.

When: Sunday 5 March 2023

Start Time: 10am with Registrations Starting at 9.15am (pending COVID-19 restrictions)

Distance: 5kms, Bridge to Bridge around Lake Burley Griffin

Registration Fees: $30 for Individuals and $95 for a Family (4 individuals)

More Information

Food and Drink

Coffee van, sausage sizzle, drinks available to order on the day, or order in advance through Grazing partner (more information to come).

Accessibility

The Walk for Epilepsy course is fully accessible to mobility scooters, wheelchairs and prams, but please be aware that the activities and start/finish is on grass. Dogs on leads are also welcome.

BBQ

We are excited to say we will be having a BBQ at our Walk, so you will be able to get your sausage sandwich on the day, so don't forget your extra coins as all proceeds come straight to Epilepsy ACT. Drinks are also available to purchase at the BBQ.

Registration

Registration opens at 9.15am, please come early to register.

T-shirts

If you would to like purchase a t-shirt please click here This year t-shirts are only available to purchase via this website. We are not offering t-shirts on the day and pre-purchase is essential.  Closing date for ordering your t-shirt is Sunday 12 February 2023. The t-shirt will be sent directly to you before the day of the event!

Coffee

We are incredibly lucky once again to have a coffee van onsite.  Please don't purchase one on your way but support our local barista and grab a coffee while you are at the Walk. I hear they are delicious.

Face Painting

We have the exceptionally talented Deborah doing face painting again this year.  Can you think of something purple she can create for you?

Weather

If bad weather occurs we will still go ahead with some changes.  If the weather is dangerous the WALK will be postponed to another date.

COVID-19

We would like to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and would appreciate you reading the following information and following advice:

  1. Please do not attend if you are unwell
  2. Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  3. Please use bins provided and put used tissues in the bin straight away
  4. Wash hands with soap and water often
  5. Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  6. Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  7. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  8. Do not attend if you have been to a higher risk country or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past two weeks.

We ask that you do not to attend if unwell or if you have travelled to a higher risk country or been exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the preceding 14 days.

If you have any concerns please call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080

If you have anymore questions you can phone: 02 6287 4555 or email us at epilepsy@epilepsyact.org.au