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Registration FAQ

What is WalkWest?

WalkWest is an annual fundraising event in support of Western Health. You can choose to walk or run the 2km, 5km or 10km course alongside the Maribyrnong River.

Funds raised will support best care at Western Health through developing new programs and services, facilitating clinical research, securing the latest equipment and further enhancing our facilities.

WalkWest is a family friendly community event for people of all ages and abilities.

When is WalkWest?

WalkWest 2020 will be held on Sunday 18 October at Footscray Park, Maribyrnong.

Who can participate in WalkWest?

Anybody can participate in WalkWest. The course is wheel-chair friendly. Children under the age of 5 are free. Dogs are also welcome.

What are the registration options?

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.

What is the cost to register?

The earlier you register for WalkWest, the more you will save on entry fees, and the more likely you are to reach your fundraising target!

You can view the table of entry fees on the Event Details page.

I’m having trouble registering

Please contact us on 03 8345 7600 or email foundation@wh.org.au

How do I receive my WalkWest bib?

Your WalkWest bib will be available for pickup on the day of the event at the Pre-Registration Marquee. Please allow 30 mins before your scheduled event start time.

Does my registration fee go to the cause?

Your registration fee contributes to covering the cost of the event. All fundraising income raised goes directly to supporting patient care at Western Health. We thank you in advance for your efforts.

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

No. Your registration is not tax-deductible. Only donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

How do I create a WalkWest team?

While registering for the event you can select “Create a Team” within the fundraising section. Additional registrants can then choose to join this team.

If you’ve already registered, within your Account area, under your Fundraising information, there is a button “Join a team”. This will then allow you to either join an existing team, or create a new one.

Can I add people to my team after I have purchased my ticket?

Yes. If they have not registered yet, they may choose “Join a team” within the fundraising section, and then select your team.

If they have already registered, they can join your team by visiting their Account area, and within their Fundraising information, there is a button “Join a team”. They can then select your team and join it.

You can send an invitation with these instructions by visiting your Account area, and under your Fundraising team information, there is a button “Invite members”. This will allow you to send up to five invitations at a time.

Each member of your team who fundraises will contribute towards your Team Fundraising Goal. The team who raises the most amount in support of WalkWest will receive a prize.