Walking Off The War Within 2024 – 31st August 2024

On Saturday 31 August, 2024, you can be part of Walking Off The War Within in Darwin and help fight depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Together we can shake off the stigma associated with mental health.

Join Emergency Service Personnel, Defence Force Personnel and members of public to walk in memory of Nathan Shanahan, a returned solider and firefighter, and other fallen Service Men and Women who have taken their own lives after battling mental health issues. Nathan was a fierce advocate for mental health and PTSD; sadly, Nathan lost his battle in December 2016. Walking Off The War Within is one way Nathan’s legacy continues.

The Challenge – complete the ultimate 20km with 20kg or… …walk any distance you can – with or without a pack.

Bring the whole family – The day is designed for families to enjoy together with children’s activities, a BBQ lunch, music and more. The course is at scenic 5km loop around the beautiful east Point Reserve.

The course – Walk the 5km track of East Point Reserve, Darwin. The circuit gives walkers the chance to walk and talk as one and supporters the opportunity to reflect and enjoy the spectacular views while they smash their goals.

Register for Free, $10, $25 or donation – This is an inclusive event that is available to everybody. Register for $0, $10, $25 or a donation of your choice. Money raised through ticket sales supports event costs with proceeds donated to local charities that work in the field of  mental heath and suicide prevention.

  • DATE: Saturday 31 August, 2024
  • TIME:
    • 7am for 15km and 20km walk
    • 8am for 5km and 10km walkers
  • LOCATION: East Point Reserve
  • PARKING: There is ample parking available around the precinct
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