Here we’ve listed some of the most commonly asked questions. If you have other questions you’d like answered please feel free to drop us an email and our team will be happy to help.
Where does the walk go?
This year we have a one day event on Sunday 24 March. The walk will start at Maribyrnong Football Club in Moonee Ponds and travel through to Brighton via Port Melbourne and return.
Where does the fundraising money go?
All money raised goes into Love Me Love You foundation’s ability to facilitate our mental health Awareness Education Presentations, Wellbeing workshops & Change Behaviour Programs at a subsidised rate for schools and sporting clubs meaning that we can reach more young adults with these programs. Prevention is the name of our game and our mission is to foster a positive change in the mental health outcomes of young Australians.
How far do we walk?
This year March with Me will be a one day event with multiple options available.
– 60km walk/run from Moonee Ponds to Brighton then back to Moonee Ponds
– 30km walk/run from Brighton to Moonee Ponds
– 15km walk/run from Port Melbourne to Moonee Ponds
– 5km Family walk around the Maribyrnong River
How do I get to the starting point Moonee Ponds, Brighton or Port Melbourne?
Participants completing the 60km walk/run or the 5km family walk are to arrange transport to the start point. There is ample parking around the area.
Participants completing the 30km or 15km walk/run will travel by bus on Sunday morning to their starting points. This is being arranged by Love Me Love You and forms part of the registration fee. No additional cost is required.
What time do we start?
60km walking participants will set off at 6am, 7am and 8am depending on your start time chosen upon registration.
30km walking participants will set off at 12pm.
15km walking participants will set off at 2pm.
5km Family walk will set off at 3pm.
What is the cost/fundraising?
The cost of the event is;
60km event: Event Entry Fee $150 or Fundraising of minimum $300. Includes: registration, lunch & refreshments.
30km event: Event Entry Fee $100 or Fundraising of minimum $200. Includes: registration & refreshments.
15km event: Event Entry Fee $100 or Fundraising of minimum of $100. Includes: registration & refreshments.
5km family event: Event Entry Fee $50 Includes: registration for 2 adults & all children & refreshments.
Do I need to bring my own food?
For participants completing the 60km walk/run, lunch will be organised by Love Me Love You and forms part of your registration fee.
Some snacks and drinks will be provided for all participants, however it is advised you to bring some of your own snacks and hydration.
Where do I get my apparel?
Participants can order their apparel online at the March with Me Merch Shop
**Sign up by December 31st to receive your apparel free!**
All apparel will be posted to you prior to the event.
Additionally, a walk/run guide will be provided to you with details of the track, marshal points, toilets and refreshment stops all outlined.
Is there training available?
Training is crucial for this event, you will be sent a guideline of what you should be doing to gain an appropriate level of fitness to smash through this event.
Additionally, with help from some supporting partners training programs, nutrition and advice will be delivered in the lead up to the event.
This year Empower Club are kindly supporting all walkers by providing a customised training program for those walking the 15, 30 or 60km events. The training plan includes access to the Empower Club team for advice and support. You can download the program here>>
What support is available?
Support is the key to the success in many things and that is particularly true of Love Me Love You’s March with Me. Love Me Love You will be fully supported by a crew of volunteers at check points along the way. They will be able to attend to your needs. Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Masseurs and First Aid qualified staff will be in attendance to help make sure that you cover the distance.
What if I can’t walk the distance?
If you for any reason you’re unable to keep walking, you’ll be able to take a ride in one of our support vehicles. Maybe you just need a little rest or your blisters are needing some attention – it’s ok to put your hand up & say that you are in need of some help, that’s why our support team travel with us! There is a section of the route where our vehicles can’t access, but we will make this clear on the day. Our volunteer staff will be travelling the journey with you so you can talk to one of the team if you’re needing a hand and they will get help for you.
How long does the walk/run take?
While this is dependent on how fast you walk/run we estimate the following;
60km walkers: 8.5-12 hrs with stops
30km walkers: 6-8 hrs with stops
15km walkers: 3-5 hrs with stops
5km family event: 1 hrs
How do I get involved without doing the walk?
We love people getting involved in whatever way they can! If you can’t get involved by attending the walk, you’re able to help out by getting involved in the support crew, helping at the designated rest stops, cheering the participants along the way or simply showing their support through donations.
To register your interest to volunteer on the day please contact Nicole McMahon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I signed up but I can no longer attend the event. What should I do?
If you’ve signed up to participate and for any reason you can’t attend, please get in touch with the team by email at email@example.com
Your participation in March with Me will not only help those in need of support, but can also help you in a way you may have never suspected!
With a range of distances available, there's an opportunity for everyone to get involved.Learn More