Walk for a Cause

 14_Perth_Walk_4_CancerHaving a goal to focus on and a rough week-by-week training plan can help keep you motivated and exercising regularly. Doing it with family and/or friends is even better!

Combining a training goal with support for a cause that you love or is meaningful to you is a win-win situation: keeping you moving, fit and healthy and raising awareness of and funds for the numerous not-for-profit organisations that do amazing work with little, and often no, government funds.  There are numerous walks throughout the year to choose from.

Capital Nordic Walking aims to participate in regular “Walks for a Cause” as a way to give back. Join the Capital Nordic Walking team for our annual “Walk for a Cause” and/or get in touch and tell us what cause you are Nordic Walking for and let’s see if we can get a team together to support your efforts.

Sunday 14th May 2017: Canberra Mother’s Day 5km Classic: Join the CNW Team supporting Jake and Christina: REGISTER HERE


Read about Jake Armstrong – Capital Nordic Walker of the year 2016 – and why he chose this walk for a cause –   HERE   Jake and his Mum Christina have set themselves some training goals that include a “Walk for a Cause’ in 2017.  Capital Nordic Walking is joining them and adopting their ‘Walk for a Cause’ for the Canberra Mother’s Day 5km Classic on Sunday 14th May 2017.



We hope that you will join us and support Jake and Christina for the Mother’s Day 5km Classic and help us meet our goal of $2,000.

April 2016: Weekend to end Women’s Cancer

Version 2Despite the 34c heat in Perth we made it!! – managed to complete the  2-day, 60-kilometre fund-raising walk through the neighborhoods of Perth on the 2nd and 3rd of April.  My sister Susan and I, with the help of many supporters, raised over $5,000 contributing to a record-breaking total of $2.3 million by the 752 walkers.

It was humbling to walk with so many cancer survivors, women with cancer undergoing treatment, and families and friends of people who hadn’t made it.

Did you know that:
–  1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in Australia
–  1 in 8 Australian women will develop breast cancer and 1 in 38 women will die from the disease before the age of 85
–  One in 67 Australian women will develop Uterine Cancer by the age of 67 years old
–  One in 67 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer before the age of 85 years old, and
–  There were 637 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in Australia in 2008, and 131 women died from cervical cancer in 2007.

As well as walking 60km – it’s a Weekend to remember those lives we have lost to breast or gynecologic cancer and a Weekend to celebrate the lives we are saving. Proceeds from The Weekend will enable Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research to advance its ground-breaking cancer research.

August 2015: ACT Walk in the Park for Parkinson’s

Capital Nordic Walking – walking for a cause………and TOP FUND-RAISER!!!

img_0357Capital Nordic Walking friends and family joined together with many other Canberrans on Sunday 30th August 2015 to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s ACT.  Our team raised over $2,000 of the more than $10,054.72 raised in the ACT. An impressive effort!!! Well done team!!

Contact Capital Nordic Walking for more information about training walks.

Training for Ultra-walking events or treks is exciting and a serious commitment.  It requires intensity, regularity and a careful and considered approach to injury management.

Ten Great Reasons to Learn Nordic WalkingTen Great Reasons to Learn Nordic WalkingTen Great Reasons to Learn Nordic WalkingTen Great Reasons to Learn Nordic WalkingTen Great Reasons to Learn Nordic WalkingTen Great Reasons to Learn Nordic WalkingTen Great Reasons to Learn Nordic WalkingIf you are inspired to aim high and have a go at an ultra-walk such as the Oxfam 100km walk in the Australian bush within 48 hours as a team of four – make sure you take a look at our Train to Trek page and read the article by Maree Farnsworth – Founder and National Training Manager of Australia’s Nordic Academy.

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