How It Works

How it works

Walk or run 42km in 21 days from 10-30 November and fundraise along the way for Western Health.

We’ve created a Landmarks map so you can visualise the 42km course within Melbourne’s west. You do not need to do this actual course as we’ll take you to each landmark virtually. Once you log a certain distance you’ll be rewarded a landmark badge. Collect all 5 badges and you’ve reached 42km. Easy!

The Landmarks

  1. Flemington Racecourse - start
  2. Whitten Oval - 3km logged
  3. The Sun Theatre - 6km logged
  4. Williamstown Beach - 13km logged
  5. Sanctuary Lakes Golf Club - 29km logged
  6. Werribee Zoo - 42km logged and finish location!

Our landmarks can also be viewed on our WalkWest Virtual Landmarks map here.

Register

Sign up for the Western Health Local Landmark Challenge here, it’s easy to do and it’s FREE. Join a team or create your own to walk and support Western Health and the 7200+ staff it employs.

You can create a team or join a pre-existing one when or after you register. There’s no limit to team numbers. The km target of 42km will remain individual but your fundraising efforts will be accrued as a team if you are a member.

Register

Begin Fundraising

Once registered, you will be set up with your own user dashboard and a fundraising page (if you’re walking with a team, you’ll also have a team fundraising page). Take some time to add a profile picture and personalise the message in your fundraising page. You can edit your fundraising goal at any time.

You can then ask your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you by sharing your fundraising page with your personal networks and on social media.

Your fundraising dashboard will light up with achievement badges as you reach the following milestones:

Incentives

Raise $100

Go into the draw to win a $500 Sports Voucher.

Raise $250

We’ll post you a real WalkWest medal!

Raise $500

Become a WalkWest Hero and be recognised with your name on the Western Health Foundation website and a letter of thanks from the Western Health CEO.

Start walking or running

From 10 November you can start walking or running and logging your km manually via your user dashboard or after syncing to STRAVA, Fitbit or MayMyFitness App (see ‘Log your KM’ page).

Share your activity and participation in WalkWest VLC with your networks and on social media by using #walkwest.

Don’t forget to join in the conversation with fellow WalkWest participants via our private WalkWest Facebook group.

Connect with us #walkwest

Share a photo of your walk or a screenshot of your km travelled.