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Organisers of the Canberra Walking Festival - A Walk For All Ages

Canberra Walking Festival: Next Walk

At the start of the walk in 2006

The next Canberra Walking Festival incorporating the 26th Canberra Two Day Walk will be held on 1-2 April 2017.

Start / Finish

The walk starts and finishes each day at the Control Centre. The Control Centre is located on the corner of Kings Avenue and Blackall Street, Barton.

A locality map is provided. Note parking location - pedestrians please cross Kings Avenue with care at the crossing with the lights.

Please come back to check this page regularly. Updates will be provides as the event approaches, including maps of the walk routes, gpx files to download into your smart phone and a detailed "welcome" letter with additional instructions to assist in your preparation for the Canberra Walking Festival.

We are also in negotiation with a local walking tour group to provide additional IVV accredited tours in the period between the Rotorua Walking Festival and start of the events listed below. Stay tuned for more details...

 

 


Program of Events - 2017

Date Times Activity
Thursday
30 March
8:30am-5:30pm

Lake Ginninderra (8 or 10km options) and Lake Tuggeranong (7 or 10km options) walks
Join our charter bus to take you to Lake Ginninderra on the north side of Canberra. Walk at your own pace and enjoy lunch (own expense) at McDonalds (or one of the lakeside cafes if you prefer) before re-boarding the bus to head south to Lake Tuggeranong.
Full details for bus pickup points etc will be provided and also emailed to all walkers registered for this option prior to 19th March.
Cost is $25 per person, which includes your transport, Lakes of Canberra record book and IVV stamps.
To qualify for the Lakes of Canberra award (patch), you will also need to walk around Lake Burley Griffin. Lake Burley Griffin has 3 separate loops. Walkers completing 29km on Sunday will achieve the award. If you are walking a shorter distance, we can advise the sections that you will need to complete in your own time.
Bring your IVV books to each walk to get them stamped

     
Friday
31 March
11am-2pm Capital Walk 11km
Meet outside the Control Centre and enjoy a guided walk that includes Parliament House and Telopea Park before returning to the Control Centre for the official start of the Canberra Walking Festival
  2-3pm Registration of international entrants
The shop will be open for walk souvenir sales
The IVV counter will be open for stamping for the Capital Walk and any other year round walks you may have completed
  from 3pm Welcome Walk followed by reception
IVV walkers get IVV books stamped for Welcome Walk 5km
     
Saturday
7-7:30am

Registration marathon walkers, briefing at 7:20, buses departs at 7.30am **don't be late** - some walkers may prefer to use hiking poles for this walk
Please note that the marahon distance in 2017 is 44km due to alignment changes in the Centenary Trail. We are unable to keep the route at the accurate 42.2km for a true marathon.

(Day 1) 7:30-8am Registration 30km walkers, briefing at 7:45, buses departs at 8am **don't be late** - some walkers may prefer to use hiking poles for this walk
1 April 8:30-9am Registration 20km walkers, briefing at 8:45, buses depart at 9am **don't be late** - some walkers may prefer to use hiking poles for this walk
  9:30-10am Registration 10km walkers, briefing at 9:45, buses depart at 10am **don't be late** - some walkers may prefer to use hiking poles for this walk
  9:45-10:15am Registration 5km walkers, briefing at 10:05, buses depart at 10:15am **don't be late**
11:30am-4pm Walkers returning and checking in
*marathoners collect their medal/pin
*IVV walkers get IVV books stamped for Saturday
4:30pm-5:30pm AGM of CTDW Inc - all welcome to attend but only paid up members may vote - see notice of AGM below
     
Sunday
7:30-8am Registration 29km walkers, briefing at 7:55, 29km walkers start at 8am
(Day 2) 8:30-9am Registration 21km walkers, briefing at 8:55, 21km walkers start at 9am
2 April 9:30-10am

Registration 6, 10 and 15km walkers, briefing at 9:55
15km walkers start at 10am
10km walkers start at 10:05am
6km walkers start at 10:10am

11:30am-4pm Walkers returning and checking in
*two day walkers collect their medal/pin
*all walkers collect an event certificate and 2017 sticker
(we also have some uncollected certificates from previous years)
*IVV walkers get IVV books stamped for Sunday
*IML walkers get IML books stamped (note minimum qualifying distances apply)
  3-4pm Awards and Closing Ceremony
     
Monday
3 April
8:30am-5:30pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve 10km (several walk options will be offered, from short and easy to moderate to hard)
Join our charter bus to take you to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, approximately 40km from the Canberra city centre. Tidbinbilla is home to many different Australian wildlife.
Full details for bus pickup points etc will be provided and also emailed to all walkers registered for this option prior to 19th March.
Cost is $40 per person, which includes your transport, entry to Tidbinbilla, picnic lunch and IVV stamps.
After lunch we will be joined by a park ranger who will provide further information about the Australian wildlife in the area and the Aboriginal culture and heritage (subject to ranger availability).
After leaving Tidbinbilla we will visit the Deep Space Communication Complex (time permitting) before returning to Canberra.
Don't forget your IVV books, as this is the last opportunity to get them stamped.
Note: This walk is subject to a minimum number of walkers participating to cover the bus hire cost. If there are not sufficient participants, you will be refunded and an alternative guided walk opportunity will be substituted in Canberra.


Canberra Two Day Walk Inc.
Notice of Annual General Meeting

When: 4.30 pm Saturday 1 April 2017
Where: Charles Sturt University, Canberra Campus, Blackall St, Barton (Control Centre for the Walk)

All welcome, but only financial members can vote.

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of 2016 AGM
  4. President's Report
  5. Financial Report
  6. Election of Office Bearers (1)
    President
    Vice-President
    Secretary
    Treasurer
    Committee member
    Non-committee roles (2)
  7. Nomination/appointment of auditor for 2017
  8. General business
    IML update
    IVV update
    Life membership (3)
    Any other business

(1) All financial members of the Canberra Two Day Walk Inc. are eligible to nominate and vote for any of the listed committee positions. We welcome any walkers interested in joining the committee to ensure the ongoing success for future Canberra Walking Festivals.

(2) There are many opportunities for volunteers to assist without being a formal committee member.

(3) Life membership nominations to be in accordance with the criteria and process agreed at the 2015 AGM. Please ensure any proposed nominations are made in a timely manner; well in advance of the AGM (ideally by 1 March 2017).

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