Byron Coast Charity Walk

Saturday April 29, 2023

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The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is excited to announce the new date for the 10th Anniversary Byron Coastal Charity Walk – Saturday April 29, 2023!

The walk will start from Dening Park, Byron Bay and walkers can choose from three distances:


Byron Bay to Broken Head Reserve

$60 Participant Fee

Limit of 200 participants

Register for 12km


Byron Bay to Lennox Head SLSC

$70 Participant Fee

Limit of 400 participants

Register for 24km


Byron Bay to Ballina SLSC

$80 Participant Fee

Limit of 800 participants

Register for 36km

Each participant is encouraged to fundraise a minimum of $250 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in addition to the participant fee. This fundraising helps keep the Rescue Helicopter ready to respond to those who need it most, Click here to see the impact of your fundraising. 

When you register a fundraising page is automatically genereated to help you get started.

Participants can walk or run at any pace, however all of our Coastal Charity Walks are non-competitive social events.

Participants can enter individually or in teams of 2-10 people. All team members must walk the same distance.

Minimum age is 12 years old (accompanied by a paying adult).

You can view a map of the route on Map my Run  or  Google Earth

Have a look at our Interactive Maps: 

Map my Run or Google Earth

Participant Fee

What your Participant Fee Includes:

  • Byron Coast Charity Walk Cap
  • Byron Coast Charity Walk Medal
  • Chipped Event Bib
  • National Park fee
  • Fruit & Water Refill Stations
  • Free Shuttle Bus from each of the finish lines
  • Endless encouragement & support from our volunteers and staff
  • Safety Services including: en route Medical Support, timing and traffic control services

Teams & Team Members

  • All team members must walk the same distance
  • Team captain can invite team members via email, Facebook or Twitter

Walk Requirements

  • The waiver must be agreed to by each individual participant
  • Minimum age for participants is 12 years & must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • All participants must follow the prescribed route and follow all directions given by identified event staff
  • Each team captain or individual participant must carry a mobile phone
  • Each participant must carry their own water vessel (full at the start)
  • If for any reason a participant needs to pull out between checkpoints during the event, they must notify event staff. Participants should call the 'emergency' contact number provided on their Walk bib to advise.
  • All event correspondence will be via the email address supplied when registering

Children & Pets

  • Minimum age for participants is 12 years & must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • We have set the ages to reflect the standard ability required to safely participate in the event, the event is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Exposure to the elements for babies in arms or toddlers is a high risk at this event, and the terrain is not suitable for strollers. Get your kids to cheer you over the finish line instead.

  • As we are going through National Parks & on beaches which have restricted areas for animals – this includes dogs, horses, cats and goats. Please leave all your furry friends at home or with a loved one for the day.

Cancellations & Changes

The event Organisers reserve the right to alter the advertised course or postpone, reschedule or cancel the Event at their discretion, including for the following reasons: if natural or man-made emergencies make administering the Event unreasonable due to weather conditions, natural disaster, acts of god, terrorism, war or any other reason (at the Event organisers’ discretion), and that any entry fees will be dealt with in accordance with the Event Organiser’s refund policy available on the Event Organiser’s website, or dealt with in accordance with the applicable laws.

Participants can transfer their registration to another person at no charge up to 2 weeks prior to the event.  All fundraising monies will be transferred to the new participant if transferring the registration. All fundraising monies will be kept by the Rescue Helicopter Service if registration is cancelled.

If the event is postponed due to COVID, registration and fundraising monies will be automatically transferred to the new date in 2023.

If participants cannot attend the new date they will be given the option to donate their registration fee to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service or receive a full refund.

Be sure to visit the Coastal Charity Walk Facebook page for regular updates or further information about the event