Detailed Rules & Conditions

All entrants acknowledge that they enter in the Canberra Two Day (Medal) Walk entirely at their own risk, and that by their entry they invoke the following Indemnity and Release, and will abide by the Rules and Regulations set out below.

Indemnity and Release – Please Read Carefully

  1. Except where provided or required by law and as such cannot be excluded, in consideration of and as a condition of my acceptance of my entry in The Canberra Two Day Walk (‘the Event’), I agree to waive any claim, right or cause of action that I or any other person might have against the Organisers of the Event relating to or arising out of loss of my life or injury, damage or loss of any description which I may suffer in the course of or as a result of my entry or participation in the Event.
  2. I acknowledge that this waiver releases and discharges all and any of the Organisers, their servants and agents, who include Om Shanti College, ACT Scouting Association, Australian Federal Police, ACT Government, St Johns Ambulance, Commonwealth of Australia, National Capital Authority, ACT Ambulance Service, and all persons and organisations involved or engaged in promoting or staging the Event, whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributable to the act or neglect of any one or more of them.
  3. I have read the Rules and Conditions of Entry for this Event and understand the demanding physical nature of the Event. I declare, as a condition of my entry to the Event, that I have sufficiently trained for this Event and that I am not aware of any illness, injury or any other physical disability which may cause me injury or death while participating in the Event.
  4. In the event that I become aware of any medical condition or impairment, or am otherwise sick or injured prior to the Event, I will withdraw from the Event.
  5. I acknowledge that participating in the Event may involve a risk of serious injury or even death from various causes including: over exertion, dehydration, cardiac arrest, accidents with other participants, spectators and road users.
  6. I agree that it is a condition of participating in this Event that I do so at my own risk. I accept all risks and release the Organisers, their servants and agents from all claims, demands and proceedings arising out of or connected with my participation in this Event and I indemnify them against all liability for any injury, loss or damage arising out of or connected with my participation in the Event.
  7. I agree to The Canberra Two Day Walk Inc. entering my personal details on the entry form into a database which will be used for the administration of the Event and which may be used for future marketing and promotion of the Event.
  8. I consent to the publication of my name and image without payment or compensation.
  9. I agree to abide by the Rules and Conditions of the Event.

Rules and Regulations

  1. Walking (or Marching) means to move in such a way that your weight is in contact with the ground through either foot at all times. Running or jogging is not allowed.
  2. Participants are to walk at their own pace, taking care when passing others, and moving onto the side when resting, or being passed by others, so as not to cause an obstruction. Rest stops may be taken at any time.
  3. When moving on a footpath or recreation path keep to the left, and leave half the path free for passing traffic and/or traffic in the opposite direction. Only walk along a roadway when there is no footpath, and in such event move along the edge of the roadway, against the direction of traffic flow. Cross roadways only at controlled and/or the designated crossings, and with care. (Note: For overseas entrants: traffic in Australia is on the left of the road!!)
  4. All rubbish must be placed in bins or carried back home.
  5. Care is to be taken to prevent damage to trees, bush, plants etc.
  6. The carrying of political or other banners, placards etc. and firearms is prohibited. National and Club flags may be carried, subject to approval.
  7. The route must be followed exactly, and on foot. The use of cars, bicycles, roller-skates/blades or other conveyances will result in disqualification.
  8. Walkers must complete both days of the Walk to be eligible for the Canberra Two Day Walk Medal.
  9. The minimum specified distance for accreditation towards the IML awards is the (nominal) 20 km route on each day (or 10 km on each day for the over 70s).
  10. The Walk will be held irrespective of the weather.
  11. All participants will be given a Start/Checkpoint Card, which must be carried with them during the Walk, and marked off at each designated Check Point. The Card must be presented for verification at the start and completion each day, and to receive the relevant award.
  12. Participants who decide to stop their walk before the finish are to advise the Control Centre. This prevents unnecessary searching for “missing” walkers.
  13. The organising Committee will not be responsible for illness or accident, damage or theft of clothing or other possessions of any participant, caused through any reason.
  14. Decisions of any member of the organising committee or officials are final and binding on all participants.
  15. Any contingency not covered by these rules will be covered by a decision of the organising committee.