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Event Information

Physical Walk 

When:
Sunday 6th February, 2022

30km walk

Meeting point:
Safety Beach Sailing Club, Safety Beach, VIC

Parking: on street – non allocated for event

Meet time:
8.00am for sharp 8.30am start time

5km walk

Meeting point:
 Blairgowrie Shopping Precinct, Corner St John’ Wood Road & Nepean Highway, Blairgowrie, VIC

Parking: on street – non allocated for event


Meet time: 1.00pm for sharp 1.30pm start time 

Finish Line Cut Off:
3.00pm 

Buses will be available to take participants back to Safety Beach Sailing Club and Blairgowrie Shopping Precinct after completing their walk. Buses will be departing from 1.30pm–4pm.

Public toilets and drink stations will be available throughout the walks, as well as a St Johns Ambulance presence.  

Register now 

For any further questions, please read our FAQs.

Read the WWW Participant HandBook '22.pdf


Virtual Walk

When:
Throughout the whole month of February – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Details:
Walk anywhere, anytime, any length!

Step 1:

Register online online –
You can choose to walk individually, or choose to walk as a team!

Step 2:

Choose your walking distance goal 

Step 3:

Connect your Strava account for when you want to start recording distance(s) and walk anytime during February 

It is recommended, that you map out a safe walking route and always be well-equipped e.g. drink bottle, correct walking shoes, sun protection etc. 

Register now 

For any further questions, please read our FAQs: 

 FAQ's 

General 
Is this event associated with a registered charity? 

Yes. The Walk With Women raises funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF), a
registered Australian non-profit. The OCRF is the leading non-government funder of ovarian cancer
research in Australia and all donations $2 and above are tax-deductible.

Where does the money raised go?

The funds raised from the Walk With Women event will support innovative ovarian cancer research through the OCRF grants scheme.
Researchers from institutes around Australia apply for funding from the OCRF annually, with an expert Scientific Advisory Committee and Consumer Representative Panel assessing the grant applications before awarding funding.
The OCRF funds research across all areas of the disease: treatment, management of recurrence,
early detection and prevention. They also fund tissue banks which provide samples for scientists to use in their research.

Head to www.ocrf.com.au to learn more.

How common is ovarian cancer? 

In Australia, one woman or girl is diagnosed with ovarian cancer every 8 hours. That’s around 1800 people being diagnosed per year in Australia alone. Ovarian cancer can affect people at any age and there are over 20 different sub-types of the disease.

Learn more about ovarian cancer here: https://www.ocrf.com.au/page/74/facts-about-ovarian-cancer

Registration
How many tickets can I purchase at once? 

You can purchase one ticket at once. Please complete one registration per person joining either the physical or the virtual event – this is to ensure fundraising pages can be created for every participant.

Where can I buy merchandise? 

Check out our online store to purchase a Walk With Women cotton t-shirt or drink bottle. The funds raised from your merchandise purchases will also be added to the fundraising tally for the event. Every dollar counts!

How much does it cost to register and what’s included? 

Registration for the Mornington Peninsula physical walk event is $40 per person for all ages. Includes a free Walk With Women drink bottle and refreshments along the walking trail on event day. Registration for the virtual Walk With Women is $15 per person for all ages.
Optional merchandise can be purchased during registration, virtual entry does not include
merchandise in the fee.

Who can register for Walk With Women? 

Anyone can register to join the Walk With Women in Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We welcome people of all ages and abilities to get involved in either the virtual or physical event according to their
preference and needs. Please see the Mornington Peninsula Walk With Women section of the FAQs to determine suitability for the physical event

How do I fundraise? Do I have to?

The Walk With Women aims to raise funds to support vital ovarian cancer research, through the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). The OCRF is the primary non-government funder of ovarian cancer research in Australia and therefore is relied on by leading scientists around the
country. When you register, you will automatically have a fundraising page created for you and we encourage you to do whatever you can to help raise funds in support of this innovative research. Every dollar
counts.

What's the difference between the physical walk and the virtual walk? 

The physical walk will take place along the Mornington Peninsula, between Safety Beach and Sorrento, with the choice between a 30km walk and a 5km walk. The virtual walk can be completed from anywhere in Australia. Simply register to participate, set your own challenge according to your preference and ability and complete the challenge within the month
of February 2022, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

If I'm participating virtually, when do I complete my challenge and what distance do I
complete?

You can choose your own distance challenge and the time frame to complete it according to your own availability. Whether it’s walking, running or completing the distance with a mobility aid, as long as you complete the challenge in February, the rest is up to you!

Strava
Can I track my walk if I don't have Strava? 

If you would like kilometres from your walk/s to be shown on your fundraising page, you will need to log them via a Strava account which will sync with your fundraising page. Unfortunately there is currently no option to manually add your kilometres to your fundraising page without a Strava connection – this is something we are working on for future events.

How do I connect my Strava account to my fundraising page? 

Once you have registered for either the Mornington Peninsula physical walk event or the virtual walk,
you can connect your Strava account to your fundraising page through your account dashboard.
Simple click on your ‘account’ tab when logged in via the Walk With Women site and proceed to your
dashboard to connect your account.

Why aren’t my kilometres tracking to my account? 

By default for the virtual event, any walk or run that you log on your connected Strava account will be added to your distance tracker on your fundraising page.

For the physical event along the Mornington Peninsula, walks logged on Strava will only be synced to your page from event day, Sunday February 6th, 2022. Any walks you log in your Strava account prior to event day will not be added to your fundraising page.

Mornington Peninsula Walk With Women
Where is the start line? 

The 30km walk start line will be at the Safety Beach Sailing Club.

185 Marine Dr, Safety Beach VIC 3936

The 5km walk start line will be at the Blairgowrie Shopping Precinct.


Corner St John’ Wood Road & Nepean Highway, Blairgowrie, VIC

Is the Mornington Peninsula walk disability friendly and accessible? 

The route from Safety Beach Sailing Club to Sorrento is made up of mixed trails and is mostly
unpaved. If you are unable to safely travel along mixed surfaces, we recommend registering for the virtual walk and completing your own challenge distance in an environment that is safe and suitable for your needs. If you are local to the area, we would also love to have you join us at the finish line in Sorrento if you’re able to make it. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a low vision, we recommend you join the event with a trusted friend or guide who can complete the walk alongside you.

Please get in touch if you need any more information.

Are there refreshment stations provided along the route? 

There will be water available at both start lines and at select points along the full route. However, we highly recommend bringing your own water bottle or purchasing a Walk With Women water bottle through our online store so you can carry water with you while you’re walking. Feel free to also bring snacks to eat along the way, ensuring you dispose of any rubbish appropriately and with respect for
the local council.

What is the latest time I can finish the Mornington Peninsula walk? 

The 30km walk starts at 8:30am and the cut-off time for finishing is at 3pm sharp. This timing includes ample time for refreshment and/or lunch stops along the route, which is estimated to take just under 5 hours if tracking in line with Google Maps walking speed. The 5km walk begins at 12:30pm and will be subject to the same cut-off finishing time of 3pm sharp

Are there toilets and bathroom facilities along the route? 

There are several public toilets along the route between Safety Beach and Sorrento, please stop as required along your walk

Is there parking near the start line? 

If arriving by car, most parking will be limited to on-street parking in surrounding areas for both the 30km and 5km start line locations. Please plan your journey accordingly to allow for ample time to find a park and walk down to the start line.

How do I get back to my car at the end of the walk? 

Buses will be available to take participants from Sorrento back to both the 5km and 30km start lines from 2pm, with the final bus leaving around 4pm.

Is there anything happening at the finish line?

There will be an official finish line set up in Sorrento to congratulate participants as they finish the event. We encourage you to take your photo at the finish line and share on social media with the hashtag #WalkWithWomen

Is there first aid available on the day? 

St John’s Ambulance will be available on event day in case of any accident, illness or injury.

Can i purchase merchandise on the day? 

A selection of Walk With Women t-shirts and drink bottles will be available to purchase at the 30km and 5km start lines pending stock availability. We recommend purchasing your merchandise in advance to avoid missing out.

What should I wear on the walk? 

Please wear appropriate footwear for the event, especially if you are completing the 30km walk. It is also recommended that you utilise sun protection on the day and dress for the weather.

Can I dress up?

Feel free to dress up in fun costumes or outfits, providing they are comfortable and appropriate for the weather and the distance you are walking. Given the history of the walk (previously known as the Wonder Woman Walk), we are happy for themed costumes to be worn by participants. The Walk With
Women is not affiliated with the Wonder Woman brand or Warner Brothers.

How challenging is the walk? 

The 30km walk is on mixed surfaces but does not include any significant hill climbing or dangerous terrain. However, we do strongly recommend that you complete at least one 20-30km practice walk, especially if you have never walked this distance before. It is important you ensure you feel physically fit enough to complete the walk on event day.

What happens if there's bad weather on event day? 

In the case of predicted extreme weather such as a heatwave, dangerous wind conditions or
thunderstorm, participants will be contacted regarding any safety concerns or possible postponement or cancellation of the event. We will monitor weather forecasts in the week leading up to event day and communicate any changes or considerations as required. The event will not be cancelled in the event of minor rain, cold or wind

Can I run instead of walking? 

The Mornington Peninsula Walk With Women event is a walking event and as such we request you do not register to run in the physical event from Safety Beach to Sorrento.
If you would like to register for Walk With Women and run as part of your challenge, please register for the virtual Walk With Women and complete your run in a safe area wherever you live around Australia.


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