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Alzheimer's WA Fundraiser - Swan River Big Walk

Swan River Perth, WA


11-12 Hous


44 Kms

Trail Grade


Make a

Support at


1 Guide per

Group of 10

Trail Type


Solo, Duo or

Team of 4





About this Walk

Signing up for an epic challenge to raise money for charity doesn’t have to mean running a marathon, climbing a mountain or fighting your office-mates. The Swan River Big Walk is designed to be a more inclusive way to push your physical limits and raise funds for Alzheimer's WA.


This doesn’t mean it's going to be easy. Don’t underestimate the amount of time you’ll be on the move and the toll that takes on your feet. If you’re new to the long-distance walking game it might be wise to start getting in some walking now. It will be an undeniably rewarding experience to conquer such an epic distance. 

Based on our experience, your team-mates or support crew will be absolutely crucial to getting through the walk, so pick the best.

We've purposely chosen this route to challenge participants at the same time giving them an opportunity to experience walking around the majestic Swan River.

  • Grab your friends and enter a team or go for a solo challenge

  • Raise vital funds for Alzheimer's WA

  • Enjoy an epic day out around the Swan River

  • It's a walk, not a race

  • Be prepared for plenty of laughing out loud

Big Walk Info


Test yourself on this physical guided 44km loop walk around the beautiful Swan River either solo, in a duo or as a quad team and fundraise for Alzheimer's WA. Starting at The Swan Yacht Club, participants walk in an anticlockwise direction around the Swan River with the turning point at the Narrows Bridge. The walk takes in a number of amazing vantage points including Heathcote Reserve, Matilda Bay, Point Resolution Reserve, Freshwater Bay and the Left Bank before finishing just after Blackwall Reach Reserve. Team transition points at Heathcote Reserve, Beaton Park Nedlands and Jabe Dodd Park are an excellent opportunity for supporters to encourage solo participants attempting the Big Walk. Each participant / team is required to achieve the fundraising goal of $500 in support of Alzheimer's WA.


  • Start at The Swan Yacht Club in East Fremantle and walk in a anti-clockwise direction around the Swan River turning at the Narrows bridge before heading West.
  • Finishes at The Swan Yacht Club in East Fremantle
  • 45 kilometre solo entry - fundraise $500
  • 24km and 21km two person relay entry - fundraise $500
  • 12km, 15km, 9.5km, 9.5km four person relay entry - fundraise $500
  • Strictly limited field size
  • Walk in a group of 1 guide per 10 entries
  • Martial time 6am for a 6:30am start - anticipate latest group finish 5:30pm


  • Online fundraising page ready to update and share with your friends and family to collect donations
  • An awesome t-shirt to wear during the event
  • Our famous buff - guaranteed to make you look like a pro walker
  • A guide to lead you safely along the trail
  • Transition stations to refuel and connect with your support crew


MANDATORY GEAR LIST For ALL solo and relay team members.

  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • A whistle
  • Mobile phone
  • 1 x windproof jacket – goretex or similar waterproof fabric strongly recommended.
  • Water container, minimum 2L capacity (may be a water bottle or bladder in a backpack)
RECOMMENDED GEAR LIST FOR ALL WALKERS For ALL walkers, solo and relay team members – ADDITIONAL to those listed above. Additional clothing to match the conditions expected on the day.
  • Beanie
  • Water proof bag or snaplock for your mobile phone
  • Food and additional water / hydration
  • Hat and sunglasses


Each transition point is an opportunity to refresh, refill and receive heaps of praise from well-wishes supporting you along the way. Friends, family and supporters are encouraged to cheer on our fundraising heroes at these check points. It is also the location where duo and quad teams pass the baton. BIG WALK START - THE SWAN YACHT CLUB Google Address Riverside Rd, East Fremantle WA 6158, Australia CHECK POINT 1 - HEATHCOTE RESERVE Google Address 58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross WA 6153, Australia CHECK POINT 2 - BEATON PARK NEDLANDS Google Address Esplanade, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia CHECK POINT 3 - JABE DODD PARK Google Address Johnson Parade, Mosman Park WA 6012, Australia BIG WALK FINISH - THE SWAN YACHT CLUB Google Address Riverside Rd, East Fremantle WA 6158, Australia


Volunteers play a vital role in creating amazing energy for all of our walkers at each transition point. If you are planning on supporting a friend or relative on this walk, why not assist at one of our transition points to cheer on our fundraising heroes and volunteer for an hour or two. WHY VOLUNTEER

  • You’re working towards raising funds to enhance the quality of life of people living with Dementia in WA
  • You could meet like-minded people from diverse backgrounds and learn new skills, or add to the ones you already have
  • You’ll be doing something you’re passionate about
Contact us by email at admin@otg-365.com to register your interest



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