What if I can't get to Adelaide?

Not a worry – you can hold your own Walk!

If you want to do a Walk at your school, church or youth group, click here to find out how.

If you want to do a Walk by yourself or with family and friends, click here to find out how.

Can I run instead of walk?

Yes, runners are very welcome; however, be aware that there will not be a truck to carry packs from your start location to the finish at Brock Reserve. Also, there will only be three drink stations along the way (Bridgewater, Stirling and Eagle on the Hill).

Run?? I can hardly walk!

If you're not up to walking, there are so many other ways to participate. Sponsor a walker, sponsor a team or simply donate. Pray. Volunteer. Contact Kirra to find out how you can help!

Can I walk as a team with my family or friends?

Yes! It's easy to create and join a team.

Have one person create your own Walk fundraising page here. Once you've created it, you will be able to create your own team from your personalised dashboard.

You can then invite others and they can create their own fundraising pages and choose to join your team if they like. Easy!

I'd like to know more about the timing on the day and what I should bring.

Sure! Download the Walkers' Information here.

Can you tell me a bit more about the trail?

You can download information about the Pioneer Women's Trail here, including the trail's history.

Can I take my dog with me?

No. Dogs are not permitted in the Conservation Parks.

How far should I walk?

This depends on your level of fitness. Be aware that the trail is fairly rough in some sections. On average, the walk can be achieved in the following times:

  • Hahndorf to Brock Reserve – 4 to 6 hours
  • Bridgewater to Brock Reserve – 4 to 5 hours
  • Stirling to Brock Reserve – 2 to 3.5 hours
  • Eagle on the Hill to Brock Reserve – 1 to 2 hours

You can find out more about the different start times in the Walker's Information.

Is it suitable for a wheelchair or pram?

There are some fairly rough sections, which would be difficult for a wheelchair or pram to negotiate.

However, we are planning to organise a shorter walk around Hahndorf, so everyone can join the celebrations. Stay turned or contact us to express your interest!

What happens if the weather is bad?

If, for any reason, Cleland Conservation Park and/or Mount George Conservation Park are closed on the day, we'll look to walk to Stirling and back - a similar distance, but outside of the Parks. You'll be informed at the start locations, via email and text.

The event will also be cancelled if high temperature is forecast (35 Celsius or above) or if other extreme weather conditions are forecast (lightning, gale force winds).

Walk My Way will not be cancelled in the case of rain, but you should pack protective clothes for wet weather, wear appropriate shoes (preferably hiking shoes) and take extra care on steep sections of the track, which may be slippery.

Will I be told if there is a problem in the Conservation Parks?

Please refer to the Walker's Information for what happens if there is an emergency that requires evacuation from the Parks.

What happens if I or a person in my group injures themselves?

There will be a First Aid officer on duty at different points along the trail and at Brock Reserve. There is an emergency contact number provided. Please refer to the Walker's Information for what to do in an emergency.

Is there a bus to take me home from Brock Reserve at the end of the walk?

Sorry, no. If you have no one to collect you from Brock Reserve, then you will need to leave your car there in the morning and take the bus to the start location.

There will be a bus leaving from Brock Reserve back to Hahndorf at the end of the day (4.30pm and 5.30pm). If you left your car parked in Hahndorf, this might be a good solution for you.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes! Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Your friends and family can donate any amount they like to support you.

They can find you or your team here.

Who's organising Walk My Way?

Walk My Way is an initiative of Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS), the Lutheran Church of Australia's Overseas Aid and Resettlement Agency. You can find out more about ALWS here

What does this have to do with The GRACE Project?

Walk My Way is part of The GRACE Project, aiming to support 40,000 refugee children to go to school. Find out more about The GRACE Project here

Got more questions?

Simply get in touch. Call us on 1300 763 407 or email Kirra at walkmyway@alws.org.au We'd love to help!