If you’re looking for a fun and active day out for the whole family, head to The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan on Sunday 11 March for the Campbelltown City Challenge Walk.
Online entries are now open for the annual event, which encourages locals of all ages and fitness levels to take steps towards a healthy lifestyle by joining either a relaxed six kilometre fun walk or a more challenging 11 kilometre endurance walk.
With a variety of age divisions, four team categories – primary school, secondary school, corporate and open – and the non-competitive wheelchair category, the Challenge Walk has been attracting participants for more than 26 years.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the scenic walk was a great way to inspire the community to make the most of the great outdoors, and stay committed to their New Year’s resolution of keeping fit.
“We’re lucky to have the spectacular botanic garden right on our doorstep, and contributing to the success of events like the Challenge Walk which has been going strong for more than two decades,” he said.
“For some families, or groups of friends, it’s a tradition to get together for the annual walk, and for those who haven’t taken part, I encourage you to come along, enjoy the camaraderie and the safe, popular form of exercise.”
The pre-event entry fee is $11, and participants can register online before midnight on Wednesday 7 March. Entrants can also register in person at Council’s Civic Centre or Eagle Vale Central by 4.30pm on Friday 2 March, with entry forms available from February at Council facilities. Last minute entries will be accepted on the day until 7.30am, at a fee of $22.
There are trophies and awards on offer, as well as thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes up for grabs as reward for participating in the event.
Event partner, Sydney Water, will provide free water stations, and participants are encouraged to help reduce plastic waste by bringing their own water bottle to refill.
Free parking is available at the venue, or take advantage of the free Busabout shuttle service, departing from Campbelltown railway station at 7am. Free child minding for children aged four to 12 years will also be available. The bus shuttle service and childminding must be booked via the entry form.