Friday 11th October is the Will 2 Walk annual fundraiser for the Stroke Association Victoria, 2019 will be the inaugural year for The Boroondara Community Stroke Hub. The walk will see members, friends and family embark on up to a 20km walk along the The Main Yarra Trail to raise funds to support the many programs and activities that make the Boroondara Community Stroke Hub so valuable to the stroke community in our region. The journey is a gesture of respect, gratitude and encouragement for the stroke community. Our walkers, each affected differently by stroke, are united in the goal of representing each and every stroke survivor and carer and the daily hurdles they overcome living with the effects of stroke.
The Main Yarra Trail is a picturesque walk along the Yarra River. Will 2 Walk will begin on the Main Yarra Trail in Richmond, weave through the scenic Yarra Bend and finish opposite our centre in Kew in Victoria Park.
Start Locations & Times
Transport will be provided to all starting points from Victoria Park, Kew
20km Walk – Start time 7:40am ("Annete's Place", adjacent to IKEA Richmond)
10km Walk – Start time 9:00am (Studley Park Boathouse)
5km Walk – Start time 10:35am (Fairfield Boathouse)
1 km Walk– Start time 11:40am (Corner of Childers Street, Park Crescent)
*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to allow enough time to check name off participant list.
The event will be followed by a lunch at The Victoria Park Pavilion, hosted in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kew (12:30pm – 3:30pm). This will include a raffle of items generously donated by local businesses and speeches recognising supporters.
Transport will be provided for walkers to each of the starting points from Victoria Park Kew. Please ensure you arrive at your designated bus departure time to ensure you are transported. Please arrive at Victoria Park Kew at the following times for your respective distance:
Walkers are welcome to make their own way to the respective starting points. Please note if you choose this option, transport will not be provided from the finishing point back to starting points.
How to register:
All participants must register by completing the registration form and participant waiver, a copy of this can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible toilets along the route to be confirmed.
• Dogs must remain on leads for duration of event.
• Children must be supervised by an adult
• We suggest that participants carry a small pack with a bottle of water and snacks to remain hydrated.
If you're unable to participate in the event that is okay because you can support the walker(s) of your choice by clicking the ‘Give Now’ button below or on their profile and making a donation, and spread the word by sharing this page with your family and friends. All proceeds will go to the Boroondara Community Stroke Hub.
The Boroondara Community Stroke Hub and the Stroke Association of Victoria would like to thank you in advance for your generosity. Your support helps us achieve our goal of helping stroke survivors and their families to re-engage with their community and relearn the skills they need to regain independence and reduce isolation.