On the night

Where will you be walking?

The Walking Stars half marathon takes you on a 21.1km city route. You will go on a magical, starlit walk past some of Melbourne’s finest sights. To avoid last minute changes as a result of unforeseen building or road works, the final route cannot be finalised until two weeks prior to the event.


7:30pm  All walkers arrive 
8:15pm  Health and safety briefing 
8:20pm  Walking Stars warm up 
8:30pm  Power walkers 
8:45pm  Striders 
9:00pm  Stollers 

You must select your start time upon registration. For health and safety reasons, this time cannot be changed on event night.

What to wear

On the night you’ll need to shine bright and be comfy so here is our checklist of what you’ll need:

  • Comfy sneakers. To ensure comfort, don’t wear new sneakers - make sure these are the shoes that you trained in;
  • Breathable clothing, a rain jacket and an extra layer;
  • Walking Stars t-shirt (found in your event pack if purchased);
  • Walker bib number and back sign (these will be in your event pack);
  • Wear bright colours, glow in the dark items, reflective tape, face paint, anything you like! Be creative, dress up and have fun! There will be some great prizes for those with the best accessories!

What to bring checklist

  • Safety pins (to secure your bib and back signs);
  • Walker bib number, with your emergency details filled in (found in your event pack);
  • Back sign (found in your event pack);
  • Walking Stars t-shirt (if purchased);
  • Hydration pack or water bottle;
  • Band aids;
  • Mobile phone;
  • Torch or headlamp;
  • Light! Bright colours, glow in the dark items, lights - it’s your time to shine!

See the event rules.