Course & Location Pricing WalkWest Village
Support the health of Melbourne’s west by joining with us on Sunday 18 October to walk or run alongside the Maribyrnong River.
Funds raised will help in the delivery of Best Care at Western Health through developing new program and services, facilitating clinical research, securing the latest equipment and further enhancing our facilities.
Comprising of a 2km, 5km or 10km walk or run alongside the picturesque Maribyrnong River, WalkWest is a fun day out for the whole family.
Course & Location
WalkWest will start and finish at Footscray Park, located off Ballarat Road in Maribyrnong (behind Victoria University Footscray campus).
You can choose to register for the 2km, 5km or 10km course. It's up to you whether you want to walk or run your chosen course.
WalkWest is open to people of all ages and abilities. The course is pram and wheelchair friendly. Dogs are also welcome and must be kept on a short lead at all times.
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Parking & Transport
Parking is available at the following locations:
- Maribyrnong Boulevard (off Farnsworth Avenue)
- Henry Turner South Reserve Car Park (off Farnsworth Avenue)
- Burndap Park Car Park (off Farnsworth Avenue)
You can also catch public transport on the day.
Tram 82 stops on the corner of Geelong Road and Droop Street (Stop 59) and is a 10 minute walk from Footscray Park.
Bus 409 (Yarraville to Highpoint) and Bus 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) both stop on Farnsworth Avenue, opposite Doug Mill Reserve. From here it is a five minute walk to Footscray Park.
Bus 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops at Footscray Park on Ballarat Road.
For timetables go to ptv.vic.gov.au
A water station will be located in the WalkWest Village and water will be available on-route, however we encourage participants to bring their own water bottle.
Toilets are located within the WalkWest Village at Footscray Park, including those with disabled access. There is also a public toilet located at Pipemakers Park which can be accessed by those undertaking the 5km and 10km course.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase within the WalkWest Village.
We strongly urge you not to bring any valuables with you on the day, however if this is unavoidable we recommend that you carry your valuables in your backpack or hip pack while you participate in the event. A bag room will be located within the WalkWest Village where you can leave your bag while you participate in your event. We take no responsibility for loss of items.
Details on event pricing will be updated in August.*Western Health staff/volunteers and employees of corporate sponsors are eligible for discount on entry prices. Please enter the promo code when prompted.
The WalkWest Village at Footscray Park is our central hub for pre- and post –event family-friendly entertainment including:
- Aerobics warm-up
- Corporate sponsor marquees
- Dance and cultural performances
- Food and refreshments
- Health checks
- Kids activities including jumping castle, face painting and games
- Live music
- Massage zone
- Novelty entertainers
- Sporting workshops
The WalkWest Village will open at 8:00am. Start times to be announced shortly. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before your event start time so you can collect your registration pack and take part in the aerobics warm-up.
And don’t forget to stick around after your walk or run to participate in our WalkWest Village activities.