Walking Stars to Light Up Melbourne CBD

Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Melbourne’s first night-time half marathon and fundraising event, Walking Stars, is returning to the city.

Victorians have just a few weeks left to register for the big event that brings people together, lighting up Melbourne and raising vital funds for Cancer Council Victoria.

The course will start at Alexandra Gardens on Saturday, December 7, and take participants on a 21-kilometre trek through the CBD.

Sights will include some of Melbourne’s finest landmarks, and there’s no rush; everyone can set their own walking pace. It’s also an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends and support a cause close to the heart of so many Victorians.

Cancer Council Victoria Head of Community Engagement Lyrian Fleming-Parsley said more than 2,000 people have already signed up.

“Walking Stars gives everyone a chance to experience Melbourne city from a different perspective while raising funds to support Victorians affected by cancer,” she said.

“We encourage everyone to join in the incredible atmosphere by wearing bright colours, glow in the dark items, face paint and, of course, comfy shoes.”

More than 34,500 Victorians are diagnosed with cancer every year. All funds raised in the lead up to and after the Walking Stars event will go towards life-saving cancer research, prevention programs and support services.

“We work with Victorians to reduce their cancer risk by providing education on healthy lifestyle choices to help people understand risks of tobacco, alcohol, obesity and UV exposure,” Ms Fleming-Parsley said.

“We can only do this life-saving work with the help generous Victorians, so get your friends and family together, get moving and make a night of it!”

Registration includes access to training and fundraising ideas, tips and advice, hydration and refreshments on the night and a walker number and back sign.

Participants who complete the walk will receive a medal.

Places are limited so don’t miss out!

For more information or to register visit www.walkingstars.org.au