Brisbane, it's time to strap on our runners and best stretchy running garb because Walk For Awareness is back for 2017!
Coinciding with National Mental Health Week, Brisbane's iconic Walk For Awareness (the largest dedicated mental health walk in Australia, FYI) aims to break down mental health stigma, raise awareness and contribute to the funding of vital mental health programs around the country. This year they aim to raise over $150,000—so lets rally to help them smash this target!
Want to get involved? Simply register for the walk and take part on Sunday October 8th—it's as easy as that. Anyone can join, there are no age limits or fitness restrictions. Even better, pets are more welcome too, so bring along your four-legged friends for the day.
The big day kicks off with an inspiring opening ceremony that honours those that have been lost to depression and offers support to any continuing the battle. Then, it’s all action as the 8km walk kicks off. You'll wind through various stunning Brisbane vistas and finish as you cross the Story Bridge to a cheering crowd, live music and a BBQ.
Not a bad way to start your Sunday...
When: Sunday October 8
Where: The walk will kick off at Captain Burke Park, Holman Street, Kangaroo Point.
Image credit: Walk For Awareness