From Yarra Bend Park you’ll walk through the beautiful Melbourne parklands. Follow the iconic Yarra River past the lively scenes of Southbank and Docklands Reach Port Phillip Bay and follow the postcard-worthy Melbourne beaches to St Kilda! Fully supported course with checkpoints. Register Now How long is the course? Expand Roughly 35km (this varies from route to route). How long does the walk take? Expand An average of 7 to 8 hours. What is along the course? Expand Checkpoints are located along the route (between 3.5km-7km apart). Medical support staff will be stationed at each checkpoint. How does The Bloody Long Walk minimise its impact on the local environment? Expand We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and having a sustainable approach to the operation of our events by: Encouraging the use of refillable drink bottles Using recyclable cups for water at checkpoints when no drink bottle is available Using bicycles to put up and take down signage along the course Encouraging registrants not to print their eTickets but to bring them on their phones Providing electronic course maps rather than printable versions Donating any leftover cut fruit to the wildlife rescue organisation WIRES We will continue to focus on being an environmentally sustainable event.