Campbelltown Challenge Walk

Campbelltown Challenge Walk at the Mount Annan Botanic Gardens

Enjoy a beautiful Sunday morning with a stroll (or fast walk) for the annual Campbelltown City Challenge Walk event.

Enter as an individual or create a team with friends, family, workmates or gym buddies to take on either the 6km or 11km track. If you're a regular Challenge Walker participant, we can wait to see you back to beat your personal best.

The Challenge Walk Course(PDF, 495KB) is a combination of flat and hilly paths which consists of one lap (6km) and 2 laps (11km) around the grounds.

Brand new - colour burst along the track!

A fresh new element will join the event this year where participants will have the option to be blasted with vibrant colours along a section of the course. Don't worry, if you're not a fan of colour or don't want a colour burst - the colour station is completely optional. Remember to bring your goggles or wear glasses if you are planning to enter the colour burst.

Be sure to BYO eye protection or googles if you plan on going through this section of the course.

Are you ready for the challenge?

Gates open: 6:30am.

Race commences: 8am, and you have until 10am to complete the course before the Gardens reopen to the public.

Stage presentation: Will commence from approx. 9.40am - 10am or when majority of walkers have finished the course.

How to enter

Online registrations have now closed.

Late entries will be accepted on the day - $28 per participant. Eftpos only no cash payments available on the day.

Please ensure you have read the Campbelltown Challenge Walk Event Rules and Conditions

Event Information

Registering as a team

You can either:
  1. Enter yourself and create your team name then notify other members. As other team members register online, they can search the team name from the drop down menu and proceed with registration as normal;
  2. Enter yourself and create your team name and proceed with registering all team members before making final payment;
  3. Email and we will create a team profile for you.  You'll then be able to proceed with registering all your team members details before making final payment.

Want to register In-person?

In-person entries close: Wednesday, 25 February 2023 at 4pm.

You can choose to register and pay in-person with cash or EFTPOS at:

Eagle Vale Central - Corner Emerald Dr & Feldspar Rd, Eagle Vale

  • Monday to Friday from 6am - 9pm
  • Saturday to Sunday from 7.30am - 5pm

Campbelltown Council Civic Centre - Customer Service located on ground floor, Cnr Broughton and Queen St, Campbelltown

  • Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 4.00pm

Late entry (on the day)

Late entry on the day is $28 per participant, with payment via Eftpos only. No cash or cheque payments will be accepted on the day,

  • Head on over to the late registration tent at the race venue concourse area to register on the day
  • Race bib can be collected at the same location.

What you can enjoy on the day

  • FREE metal to all participants
  • Live music
  • Stage presentation from approx. 10am
  • Photo wall
  • Sponsor stalls
  • Health and wellness stalls
  • Refreshment stations

This is a drug and alcohol free event.

Food and drink vendors


What to bring?


Strollers/Pram walkers are welcome to participate.


Baggage Drop off will be available.

Water stations

Please bring your own water bottle with you. There will be water refill stations on course for you to refill, but we will also have the cups available there too. 


Food and drinks will be available to purchase on the day from our food and beverage vendors.

Child minding

There will be no child minding available on the day. Kids are welcome to spectate with accompanying supervision.

And remember to be sun safe and bring your hat and sunscreen.

Race bib pickup

Bring your E-ticket and a valid identity card to collect your race bib from The Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan from our registration tent, either:

  • on the day before the race between 11am and 1pm
  • or on the Race Day before 7:45am.

Bibs are no longer mailed out.

On the day

Gates open from 6:30am
Once you are in the Gardens
  • Follow the signs to the race bib pickup at the registration tent, where you'll need your E-ticket and a valid identify card to collect your bib number
  • Look for the marshalling area near the start line where a pre-race warm up will commence just before the race. If you require any assistance go to the Event Info Tent
Wet weather
  • If there is heavy rain on or close to the race day – we'll send out emails and text messages to participants, posts on social media and update our event page if the race is postponed or cancelled.
Medifast First Aiders
  • Will be on course and if you need any assistance please do not hesitate to ask for help.
COVID Safety

Please remain vigilant and still adhere to the COVID safe rules and if you are feeling unwell please stay home.

Masks are recommended in outdoor settings if you can't social distance.

If you are feeling unwell and unable to attend the race, please advise the event organiser via email as soon as you can.

Categories, results and awards

All entrants who complete the event will be eligible for a finisher’s certificate, which you will be able to download following the race from the result Challenge Walk Results Website.

Check out the history of the Challenge Walk from 2012-2022

Line honours

Winners’ trophies are awarded to the male and female participants who are the first across the line.

Second and third placegetters also receive line honours awards.

We'll announce Line honours and category winners as soon as the results come in on the day.

  • All winners will be announced during a stage presentation commencing when most walkers have completed the course between approximately 9.40am -10am.
  • Winners will be invited to the stage to collect their trophies and snap a photo next to the stage. All winners will be eligible to take their trophies to Macarthur Trophies and Engraving in Smeaton Grange for free engraving. Simply give them a call on 02 4648 5777 to arrange.
  • For categories not announced on the day, we'll send out your trophies in the mail.

Winners will also be announced on Council's Facebook pageEvents in Campbelltown Facebook page, on this webpage.

Age categories

Awards will be presented to the male and female participants who are the first placegetters in their respective age categories. Outright winners and placegetters are not eligible for an age category award. 

6km and 11kms walk

  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 29 years
  • 30 to 39 years
  • 20 to 29 years
  • 40 to 49 years
  • 50 to 59 years
  • 60 to 69 years
  • 70 years plus

Barrel draw prizes

All race entrants will automatically be entered into the barrel draw, for some cool prizes donated by our sponsors and sporting clubs.

Prizes include:

Team categories

6km and 11km walk

  • Primary school: 12 years and under
  • Secondary school: 13 to 18 years
  • Corporate: all private and public sector organisations
  • Open: non-commercial/community groups for example associations and clubs
  • Fitness: gyms, fitness groups and bootcamps.

Please refer to the team competition rules for team information.


Event Sponsors

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  • Sunday, 12 March 2023 | 06:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Australian Botanic Gardens Mount Annan, Narellan Rd, Mount Annan, 2567, View Map

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