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Red Wig Run and Walk

Sunday 25th October, 2015

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  • Sunday 25 October, 2015
  • Rond Terrace, Parkes, ACT

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Help our local House and have a lot of fun by joining the Ronald McDonald House Canberra Red Wig Run and Walk on Sunday 25 October, 2015.The whole family is welcome! Registrations open at Rond Terrace at 7:30am, and the run starts at 9:00am.

Our dress code is orange, yellow and red, with prizes awarded for the best dressed participants and family groups - let your imagination run wild! Your registration fee will include a vibrant red wig for you to wear.

This is a non-competitive run and walk event with proceeds going to help support the families of seriously ill children throughout the ACT and surrounding areas.

There is a 5km or 10km course. Walk or run, the choice is yours!

Come out and enjoy the carnival atmosphere of Rond Terrace with characters, facepainting and a variety of fun activities available for the kids (and kids at heart)!

Registration Fees


  • $25 - Adults
  • $15 - Children (6-16 years)
  • $10 - Children (under 6)
  • $60 - Family (2 adults & 3 children)
  • $132 - Adopt a Room; this will cover registration for up to 2 adults and 3 children,
    AND support a family for one night through our Adopt a Room program.

    For more information on this great program, please click here.

Last minute registrations on the day will incur an additional $5 – this will not be applied to Children under 6.

Frequently Asked Questions


Start and Finish locations?
The race starts and finishes at Rond Terrace on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The event will have a carnival atmosphere, with free face painting and jumping castles along with a variety of food and drinks for you to purchase!
Will there be timing?
This is a non-competitive fun run and there will be no official timing in place. However, you may be interested in using Strava to track your own performance! Our official group can be found here: www.strava.com/clubs/red-wig-run-135004
How far will I be walking or running?
You can choose from 5km or 10km. As this is a non-competitive event, the length you choose to run or walk is your choice. Families can run or walk part of the course.
What's this I hear about a fancy dress competition?
You can win heaps of fantastic prizes for attending in fancy dress! You'll get a fun red wig to wear as part of your registration fee - accessorise this with red, yellow and orange clothing to make a fantastic outfit. Your imagination is the only limitation!
What if I need medical attention?
If you require medical attention during the event, please advise a volunteer who will organise assistance for you.
If there is an emergency on the course, please call 000 in the first instance, then immediately advise our event coordinator Jim Edwards on 0418 485 090.

Should have a question that you can’t find the answer to, please send an email to events@rmhcanberra.com.au

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