Are you ready for this year’s Challenge Walk?
The Campbelltown City Challenge Walk is just around the corner – and for those keen to enjoy time with friends and family while getting some exercise in a spectacular setting, the popular annual event is for you!
The Challenge Walk on Sunday 11 March is hosted by Campbelltown City Council at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, and has been a favourite with the Macarthur community for more than two decades.
Online entries are still open for the annual event, which encourages locals of all ages and fitness levels to take steps towards a healthy lifestyle by joining either a relaxed six kilometre fun walk or a more challenging 11 kilometre endurance walk.
With a variety of age divisions, four team categories – primary school, secondary school, corporate and open – and the non-competitive wheelchair category, the Challenge Walk is sure to be fun for everyone.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said he was looking forward to participating in this year’s event, and encouraged others to get involved.
“The Challenge Walk is a fantastic initiative which encourages a healthy lifestyle, fosters a sense of community spirit, and gives residents an opportunity to enjoy one of Macarthur’s most impressive locations,” he said.
“We’ve got people who come back year in and year out, and it’s great to see them improving on their previous year’s walking time, while catching up with old friends and having fun. If you haven’t taken part in past years, why not kick off a new tradition in 2018?”
The pre-event entry fee is $11, and participants can register online before midnight on Wednesday 7 March. Entrants can also register in person at Council’s Civic Centre or Eagle Vale Central by 4.30pm on Friday 2 March, with entry forms available at Council facilities. Last minute entries will be accepted on the day until 7.30am, at a fee of $22.
There are trophies and awards on offer, as well as a range of great prizes up for grabs as reward for participating in the event.
Event partner, Sydney Water, will provide free water stations, and participants are encouraged to help reduce plastic waste by bringing their own water bottle to refill.
Free parking is available at the venue, or take advantage of the free Busabout shuttle service, departing from Campbelltown railway station at 7am. Free child minding for children aged four to 12 years will also be available. The bus shuttle service and childminding must be booked via the entry form.
For more details, or to enter online, visit campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/challengewalk