Melbourne

PLEASE NOTE:

Online registrations are now CLOSED.  You can come and register on the day but best to do so early as we are expecting a very large number of walkers  

 

Come and enjoy a great family day out at Melbourne’s flagship Walk for Prems event, the largest in Australia.

After enjoying a walk around the lake, join our ambassadors and supporters who come together to make this a wonderful and memorable day.

Bring your picnic rug and tuck into a tasty sausage while the kids enjoy great entertainment and music. There will be market stalls, cool down massages, amusement rides, animals and jumping castles – something for everyone to enjoy.

Online registrations are now closed. We will take registrations on the day so if you missed out registering online please register at the event. Registrations open at 8:00am.

Note: As you are registering after the 3rd of October we cannot guarantee a t-shirt but will do our very best to ensure you receive one.

You are still able to make a donation online to the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation so that we can support families of premature and sick babies. Donate Online

Start and finish line

Palms Lawn (off Aughtie Drive, near The Points restaurant)
Albert Park Lake
Albert Park
(Melway Ref: 57 H4)
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Walk & run details

  • 8am Registration Opens
  • 8.40am Warm up
  • 9am 10km run
  • 9.15am 5km run
  • 10.25am Remembrance Ceremony
  • 10.30am 5km walk
  • 11.45am Entertainment starts
  • 12.30pm Speeches & Thank yous
  • 1.30pm Close

Entry fee

  • Adult $35
  • Child with t-shirt $20
  • Child (no t-shirt) $10

Activities

Live music, jumping castle, animals and amusement rides

Photographer

Look out for our professional photographer who will be taking photos for Life’s Little Treasures Foundation website and Facebook page.

Parking

We recommend travelling to the event by public transport as parking is limited.

  • Limited parking – car park on Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Lake (near Bob Jane Stadium)
  • Limited off street parking in South Melbourne (off Albert Road)

Public transport

  • Tram No. 112 (West Preston – St Kilda) Travels along Clarendon Street and Albert Road
  • Tram No. 96 (East Brunswick – St Kilda Beach) Light rail travels along Canterbury Road

For more information visit the transport info site on Metlink

FAQs

What time does the event start?
You will need to pick up your registration (race bib and t-shirt) details at least 1 hour before the start of your race. Race start times are:

  • 9am – 10km run
  • 9.15am – 5km run
  • 10.30am – 5 km walk

Parking may be tight so please allow extra time.

How do I pay?
Online registrations are now closed. We will take registrations on the day so if you missed out registering online please register at the event. Registrations open at 8:00am.

What if I don’t make it? Can I get a refund?
Under the terms and conditions of the event there will be no refunds. Please consider this as a donation to the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation.

Do I need to register my baby in a pram?
Yes –  for insurance purposes we require everyone participating to register and this includes babies.  Please register your baby as:  Child (no t-shirt).

Can I enter on race morning?
Yes – you must arrive early. It will cost $40 per adult and $15 per child (t-shirts cannot be guaranteed).

Will there be water stations?
Yes – there will be a water station at the 3km point around the course as well as at the Start/Finish line.

Will there be toilets?
Yes – there are toilet blocks at Albert Park Lake & there will be breastfeeding & nappy changing facilities available.

Can I bring a pram along to the walk/run event and participate?
Yes– the walking track around Albert Park Lake is suitable for prams.

How fit do I have to be?
If you haven’t exercised for a while you should see your doctor before undertaking this event.  To run in the event you will need to have trained for some period prior to the event. Please ensure you are efficiently hydrated both before and during the event.

Are pets allowed?
Yes – dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash and start at the back of the field. Please remember, it is a child-friendly event and sensitive dogs should be left at home.

How will I know what time I ran?
Participants in the 10km and 5km run will be timed with results accessible via the website printed on the back of your race bib. Prizes will be given to the first three runners across the finish line in both categories. Walkers will not be timed.

Who does the money go to?
All proceeds, after expenses, go to the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation to improve the lives of premature and sick babies.

The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is a charity which provides support, friendship, information and assistance throughout Australia to families of children born prematurely or sick. Our services are available in the hospital (neonatal and special care units) and in the community when families come home.

The Foundation receives no government funding and is solely reliant on public donations.

What is the remembrance ceremony?
In recognition of families that have lost their little treasure, we will remember these precious babies with a short ceremony at the start of the walk and the release of doves.

Will there be food/drink for sale?
Yes – there will be food and drink available during and after the event with a sausage sizzle and coffee cart.

How can I get an event shirt?
These will be given out when you register and collect your racebib on the day of the event.

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