When does registration close?
Entries will close once the event sells out. If the event has not sold out, there
What do I get for my entry fee?
When you reach your fundraising target of $250, you'll get an awesome event shirt and Exercise Your Moodwalk drink bottle!
Everyone who registers will also get:
- Water and fruit along the course
- Delicious food after your walk catered by Rotary
- Event entertainment
- Fundraising support
- A range of prizes and incentives as you reach fundraising targets
- Route Map
- Volunteers to cheer and support you
- An unforgettable experience
- The knowledge that you have helped turn ground-breaking research into life-saving action!
What time does the event start and finish?
The event starts at 6pm sharp and finishes at midnight. You need to be onsite by 5.30pm for a safety briefing and to see our ambassador launch the event!
What happens if I don’t reach the minimum fundraising target of $250?
With the friendly support of the Black Dog Institute fundraising team, you are sure to reach your goal. We'll suppor tyou all the way to reach this target, and although we do not take funds from your account or invoice you, we do expect that you will meet this modest target by event date. If you do not reach the goal, this will unfortunately make you ineligible for any rewards and we will not be able to allow you to join future Black Dog Institute fundraising walks.
Are there any age restrictions for the event?
The event is open to participants aged 16 years and over.
Are there rest stops on the course?
Yes! We suggest taking a rest wherever our lovely volunteers are situated, so you are not on your own. They will be at all street crossings and wherever there is a turn in the route. Please view the course map.
Do I have to finish the course?
No. If you feel you have walked enough, please make your way to the village at Fig Grove, our start and finish site, where you can relax at any time.
If you cannot continue to the site, please alert a volunteer so we can assist you.
Do we need to finish by a certain time?
Yes, you need to finish by midnight, within 6 hours. If you are still walking at this time, we'll collect you in our van and transport you to the start site.
Does my entry fee go towards people living with mental illness?
Your entry fee supports the costs of staging the event. We rely on you to
What should I wear?
We do have a prize for the best costume - so go all out! Use light creatively, and give us your best. Dress sporty, fun, colourful - or any athletic gear that you feel comfortable in. We do ask that you wear close toed shoes for your own safety.
Can I wear thongs or sandals?
No, all participants must wear closed toe shoes for safety, such
Where can I park and what about public transport?
The start and finish site is at Fig Grove, Sydney Olympic Park. Fig Grove is located on the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Dawn Fraser Avenue, across the road from McDonalds.
Trains run to and from Olympic park station which is a 3 minute walk from Fig Grove. Plan your route here.
We STRONGLY recommend taking public transport to and from the event. Sydney Trains have kindly put on extra trains from midnight to 1am for this event and the timetable will be updated to reflect this two weeks before the event.
At this stage, no trackwork is planned on the line.
There is limited paid parking on site ($25), however we discourage driving home late at night after walking a half marathon for your own safety. The train station is a 3-minute walk from the start/finish site while parking is some distance away, and we cannot accompany you to your car. Find out more about parking here.
Ubers and Taxis can access the site and drop you right near the start site.
Where can I get some fundraising support?
Please call us on 02 9382 9251 or email EYMW@blackdog.org.au. You will
I can no longer participate. Can I get a refund?
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
What happens if it rains?
Participants should be prepared for all weather. The event goes ahead rain
Can I bring my dog?
No. We love dogs, but unfortunately this event is not pet-friendly.
Will there be alcohol at the event?
No, this is an alcohol-free event.
Will there be food at the event?
Fruit and water will be provided along the route and at the
Where can I leave my belongings?
We suggest bringing only what you need for the event - a small backpack, water, snacks, lightweight raincoat or poncho. Unfortunately we do not have space to store personal belongings at the registration point, so please try to carry
What if I’m running late?
The event starts at 6p
Is the route wheelchair accessible?
Yes - we suggest having someone accompany you as some of the event is in darkness.
What should I bring?
Headlamp and batteries
Can I run?
For the safety of all participants, this is a walking event only.
How do I join a team?
It's easy to join a team!
From the Home page, type the team name into the box on the top right that is titled "Find a Friend"
The team name will appear in a box. Click on the box.
Click on the orange box that says Join Us.
Follow the prompts to either complete your registration or link an existing registration to the team.
You're all done!
Does everyone in my team need to register for the walk?
Yes. If they are participating in the walk, they must be registered.
Does everyone on my team need to have a fundraising page?
Yes! We ask everyone to aim for a goal of $250 to help create a mentally healthier world. And who doesnt like a bit of healthy competition?