About the Event

When is Walk Me Home?

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Walk Me Home is happening on Sunday, 26 March 2023.

Where is the Walk Me Home start line?

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The event starts at Lyne Park, New South Head Road Rose Bay.

What time does the event start?

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Walk Me Home kicks off from 7.15am. To ensure our event is Covid-safe, we are staggering start times with the first group setting off at 7.30am. You will be notified of your arrival time closer to the event date, based on the start time you selected.

How do I register?

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You can register via our website here.

What is the cost to register?

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We have a number of ticket types with all pricing available here.

How much money do I need to raise and is it compulsory?

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When registering for Walk Me Home, we do encourage you to fundraise, however it is not compulsory. Everyone who raises $160 or more will be provided with a Walk Me Home T-Shirt. *sizes are subject to availability

How much of the money I raise will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney?

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Walk Me Home is owned and operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney, so 100% of the money raised goes directly to support our seriously ill and injured children and their families.

Do you have a training guide?

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We have put together a novice training guide to help you get ready for Walk Me Home.

Where does the course take me?

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You will be using public footpaths and walkways thorughout the 25km journey. You’ll hug the coast on your way up towards Hornby lighthouse in Watsons Bay where you will be met with an incredible view out across the harbour. Once you’ve had your fill of Sydney’s beautiful water views, the journey continues down the coastline. You’ll make your way past some of Sydney’s most famous beaches including Bondi, Clovelly and Coogee, before making your way inland towards the finish line at Ronald McDonald House Randwick. A detailed map will be provided to registrants and there will be volunteers throughout the course ensuring you stay on the right path. The course map can be viewed here.

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Are you organising transport?

We do have a limited number of buses offering a shuttle service from Edgecliff Station to Lyne Park in Rose Bay. You can find more information here.

You will be prompted to express your interest in the shuttle bus when registering.

You can visit the Transport NSW website to make your own way to the start line on Sunday, 26 March 2023.

Is there parking available at the start line?

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There is some public car park spaces available at Lyne Park as well as street parking. We are encouraging people not to drive however, as we cannot guarantee a parking space for pariticipants.

Is the course Wheelchair accessible?

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As we are using public footpaths, parks and walkways unfortunately this year, the course is not wheelchair accessible.

Is the course dog friendly?

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No. The course this year takes you through National Parks, and they do not allow dogs within their parks.

What happens at the finish line?

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We encourage all participants to grab a sausage sizzle and a drink at the finish line and make their way home. You can use public transport to get home, catch the light rail to the city or make your way to where you parked your car. You can visit the Transport NSW website for more information about making your way home.

Where are the terms and conditions?

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The terms and conditions of the walk can be found here.

Welcome Packs

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What is included in my welcome pack?

Your Welcome Pack will be presented in a blue drawstring backpack, and containing your Walk Me Home T-Shirt*, which will serve as your proof of entry and allow us to identify you in case of an emergency. We strongly recommend you wear this T-Shirt whilst participating in the event. It will also contain some snacks and information from our event partners.

*Everyone who registers for Walk Me Home and raises $160 or more will be provided with a Walk Me Home T-Shirt. shirts and sizes are subject to availability.

When do I get my welcome pack?

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There will be a day prior to Sunday, 26 March where you can collect your welcome pack from our House in Randwick. All participants will be notified prior of the pick up date. Otherwise, you will be provided with your welcome pack on the day of the event at Lyne Park.

Does everyone receive a welcome pack?

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Everyone who has completed a registration for Walk Me Home will receive a Welcome Pack. Everyone who registers for Walk Me Home and raises $160 or more will be provided with a Walk Me Home T-Shirt. *shirts and sizes are subject to availability.


Can I register a team?

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Yes, simply start your registration and when prompted select Create a Team. Then share your team page link with family and friends and encourage them to join!

Does everyone in the team have to fundraise?

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We encourage all participants to fundraise once they register for Walk Me Home, however it is not compulsory.

I want to create a Corporate or Community Team.

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The good news is you can! Simply register as you normally would, and when prompted select Create a Team. Then share your team page link with your collegaues and friends and encourage them to join!

Can I change my team name?

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After a team has been created, to change the team name, the Team Captain will need to contact our team on supporting.sydney@rmhc.org.au to update their details.

Our Covid safe plan

Is the event Covid safe?

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney has developed an event COVID Safe plan which complies with the latest government health guidelines. If you have any further questions about how we’re keeping you safe, please contact us.

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How are you ensuring personal and hand hygiene?

We encourage all participants to follow government guidelines and exercise a high standard of personal hygiene to stop the spread of COVID-19, such as regular hand washing.

Hand sanitiser will be available at the registration tent at the start line.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney staff, contractors and volunteers will maintain social distancing as per government guidelines and wear masks if required.


How will you manage social distancing throughout the event?

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To minimise crowding at the event, we have capped participant numbers as well as created staggered start times and kept groups to a maximum of 100 setting off 15 minutes apart.

We encourage participants to follow guidelines on social distancing at the event.

Do I have to wear a mask?

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We will monitor government guidelines closer to the event date to ensure we are complying with the latest public health regulations.

What happens if the event is postponed?

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In the instance COVID-19 restrictions require the event to be postponed participants registration will be rolled over to the next available event.