Why has the Sunshine Walk changed to a virtual event?
To ensure vital funds can still be raised for cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to move the Sunshine Walk to a new virtual format.
The health and safety of our participants, spectators and volunteers is our number one priority, with cancer patients being among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.
A virtual event will allow everyone including cancer patients and their carers to participate in their own socially-distanced walk, and to connect with other participants online.
How will the Sunshine Walk be held virtually?
An online opening ceremony will be streamed live from Noreiul Park, Albury at 7am on Sunday, November 22.
You will then be challenged to walk your selected distance of 5km, 10km or 20km anywhere in the community.
You will still be able to raise money and awareness for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund at a time when it’s more important than ever to support people impacted by cancer.
And you’ll still be able to connect with our amazing Sunshine Walk community via your individual fundraising page on the website and the Sunshine Walk Facebook Group.
We suggest using a fitness watch or downloading a free fitness app such as Map My Walk, Strava or StepsApp Pedometer to your phone to track your distance.
Get dressed up and share photos of your walk online to be in the running for some awesome prizes!
How can I connect with the Sunshine Walk community online?
Connect with our amazing Sunshine Walk community via your individual fundraising page on the website or the Sunshine Walk Facebook Group.
Post your news, photos, videos or Strava map to your individual or team fundraising page by logging into your dashboard and selecting “Edit My Page”.
Once you have posted to your fundraising page, you can then click on the button to share to Facebook and finding the Sunshine Walk Facebook Group.
Alternatively, you can post directly to the Sunshine Walk Facebook Group.
Everyone is encouraged to have some fun by getting dressed up for the walk and posting their photos to the group, with prizes up for grabs for the “best dressed” walkers!
Can I run or ride a bike to complete my distance?
Yes! The new virtual format allows you walk, run or ride your selected distance of 5km, 10km or 20km.
I purchased tickets for the physical event. Can I get a refund?
We encourage everyone who has already registered for the Sunshine Walk to still complete their selected distance at a location of their choosing.
Your entry fee is helping us to invest in new facilities, services and research at the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of receiving a refund, please contact us on (02) 6064 1538.
How else can I get involved?
We want to bring some sunshine to our communities and help shake off the winter lockdown blues!
Shops are encouraged to dress their windows in yellow, and for residents to do the same in their front yard.
Corflute signs of Sunshine Walk suns ideal for the garden are available for a donation from Healthfocus Physiotherapy in Albury, Lavington and Wodonga, or Vision Screenprinting in Albury.
What is the Schools Sunshine Day?
To coincide with the walk, schools are encouraged to hold a Sunshine Day on Friday, November 20.
It is hoped students will get dressed up in their craziest yellow outfits and bring a gold coin donation to go towards the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund.
There will prizes for best dressed and school-led activities, including their own Sunshine Walks if conditions allow.
Schools will be vying for the coveted schools fundraising trophy, which was won by Victory Lutheran College last year.
When do registrations close?
Registrations for the Sunshine Walk will close 30 minutes before the event is due to start at 6.30am.
Is there a time limit?
There is no time limit for the Virtual Sunshine Walk. You can complete the walk in your own time at a location of your choosing.
Are there any age restrictions for the walk?
No, we welcome walkers of all ages to take part. Children aged five years and under are free.
Do I need to fundraise as well as pay for registration?
We ask all participants to fundraise for the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund. Your registration fee covers your participation, costs of the event and a donation to the Trust Fund. Fundraising will help us have an even greater impact on families touched by cancer in our region.
Who do I contact for further information?
The Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust Fund can be contacted by phoning (02) 6064 1538 or email firstname.lastname@example.org