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.


7:00pm  All walkers arrive at Alexandra Gardens 
8:15pm  Health and safety briefing 
8:20pm  Walking Stars warm up 
8:30pm  Power walkers start
8:35pm  Striders start
8:40pm  Stollers start

If you’d like to change the wave you are registered to walk in on the night, that is not a problem!

What to wear

It’s shaping up to be a warm night, perfect walking weather! 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

If you haven’t already, make sure to pick up your Walking Stars kit from the registration desk at Alexandra Gardens.

  • 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.