About

Little Haven Palliative Care’s Gratitude Walk and Fun Run is on Sunday 15th July, 2018. Registration NOW OPEN!

We experience blessings in tragedy as well as joy. In this spirit, we invite you to join us on our “gratitude walk” honouring our patients and families and offering thanks to a community that supports caring for the terminally ill so they may enjoy the best and longest possible quality end of life.

Whether your pace is slow or aerobic in cadence come along and enjoy the pleasure of movement, the warmth of Gympie’s winter and our beautiful Mary… Reflecting on life’s gifts.

You may choose to affirm your gratitude for the gift of a loved one by placing a heart with a message on the Gratitude Tree.
The Gratitude Walk is an important part of Little Haven Week held annually providing an opportunity for Little Haven to acknowledge to the support this community provides so we can be there when we are needed. Please join us in remembering and giving thanks for all those who have left us with an imprint on our hearts this year.

All events in Little Haven Week raise invaluable funds needed for Little Haven’s work in the coming year.

We look forward to another great morning at the Gratitude Walk 2018

THE COURSE

A unique opportunity to walk/trot/run around the historic Gympie Showgrounds then head out along the gently sloping footpath along Exhibition Rd down to the beautiful Mary River and back along the same route..

Fancy dress and wearing a Gratitude Walk TShirt is encouraged with prizes for best dressed individual (Child and Adult)and best dressed team.

Trophy for highest fundraiser (Child and Adult and Junior Team)

This course is safe, pleasant and fairly flat for most of the route and offers an alternative for all levels of fitness to participate.

1 km course:  This circuit is ideal for gratitude walkers, toddlers, prams, wheelchairs etc. Anyone who does not wish to complete the more strenuous walks can walk around the Showgrounds on a short course and pay gratitude for the ones they love.

  • All paved surface
  • Flat course
  • Inside Showgrounds precinct
  • Feel welcome to do more than one lap

5 km course:    This track is suited to walkers, joggers and runners. Mostly pram/stroller friendly. Starting from the Gympie Show Ground, the 5km Course is for those who would like to have a short walk and have more fun. This component features a costume walk; a prize waiting for the best costume.

  • Complete the 1km circuit inside the Showgrounds precinct
  • head out along the gently undulating path towards Kidd bridge
  • Cross the magnificent Mary River
  • Enter the Mary River Walkway and head toward the turnaround point behind Albert Bowls Club
  • Head back the way you came to finish at the Showgrounds

7 km Course: For fitness enthusiasts and anyone who wishes to run that extra mile we will have a 7 km course.

  • Complete the 1km circuit inside the Showgrounds precinct
  • head out along the gently undulating path towards Kidd bridge
  • Cross the magnificent Mary River
  • Enter the Mary River Walkway and head toward the turnaround point behind Aldi
  • Head back the way you came to finish at the Showgrounds

We are looking forward to the support of fitness and nutrition related businesses in the community to add some depth and colour to this component of the event.

PARTICIPANTS MUST OBEY ALL ROAD RULES WHILE ON THE COURSE

At the completion of your event, stay and enjoy the stalls, entertainment, raffle draws, sausage sizzle, great coffee and much more.

Supporters are very welcome to cheer on the participants and enjoy the stalls and entertainment.

Entertainment

This time we are planning to increase our features of entertainment with the hope of attracting an even wider and more diverse crowd to take part. In the showground we are planning to create a festive environment where everyone in the family and can spend a fun time.

  • Coffee van
  • Sausage sizzle- free to participants
  • Craft stalls
  • Plant stall
  • Merchandise stall
  • Face Painting
  • Live Music
  • Random raffle draw
  • Jumping Castle 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday May 2nd –  Online registrations open and Sponsorship Forms available for download – Start Collecting Today – Prizes for Highest Fundraisers Child / Adult / Team

Friday 14th July – Online registrations close

On the day registrations – 8am Sunday July 15th

ENTRY FEES:

Adult $20

Child*/Concession** $10

Family (1 adult, 3 children) $40

Family (2 adults, 2 children) $50

Additional Family Member $5***

Junior Team (schools encouraged to enter) Team of 5 $35

*Child is 18 years or younger, children under 3 years FREE
**Concession includes student card, health care card, Little Haven members and senior concession card holders
*** Family tickets are a base fee, plus an additional $5 per family member who is running

REGISTER NOW!!!

PROGRAM

  • DATE: Sunday 15th July
  • REGISTRATION OPEN:  8AM
  • REGISTRATION CLOSE: 8.45AM
  • 8:45  Pre-race briefing, One Minute’s silence in Honour of our Patients and their Families, warm up
  • 9.00  Event wave start
  • 10:30 Random draw raffles

GETTING THERE

Turn off the Bruce Highway at Toucan Coffee (Monkland Street) in the middle of town and drive approx 2.5km to Gympie Showgrounds. Parking is available in the grounds. Enter via main gate on Exhibition Road and follow signs

REGISTRATION PACK Containing:

  • Course map
  • Pen
  • Montville Mist Bottle of Water
  • Balloons
  • Free entry ticket Random Draw Raffle

Get involved and share in some great prizes by visiting our fundraising page here or downloading a sponsorship form here