The annual Gift of Life Walk will be held at 7.00am on Wednesday 1 March.
Last year 4,000 participants completed the bridge to bridge walk before moving off to work.
Organised by Gift of Life and sponsored by the Organ and Tissue Authority, this event helps raise awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and involves thousands of Canberrans every year.
Two simultaneous walks will be held, the standard bridge-to-bridge walk around the lower basin of Lake Burley Griffin as well as a shorter option around the National Library of Australia. Participants should gather at the Patrick White Lawns between the National Library of Australia and the lake at 6.45am with both walks kicking off at 7am sharp from the same start point.
The bridge-to-bridge circuit of Lake Burley Griffin takes about 45 minutes to an hour and the shorter walk takes about 15-20 minutes.
You can walk or jog at your own pace, and pets, children and friends are very welcome. There’s even a free barbecue breakfast afterwards! Free t-shirts, hats and show bags will be available for participants – quantities are limited, first come best dressed.
If you’d like to volunteer to help marshal walkers and bike riders at this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.