Frequently Asked Questions
We have put together a list of the frequently asked questions about The Bloody Long Walk. Here you will find information about:
Contact The Bloody Long Walk team on (02) 8519 5282 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Please note the hotline is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-3pm AEST.
Top 5 Questions
You can either book the shuttle bus at the time of registration, or you can book it separately by clicking here. Bookings for the shuttle bus will close at 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the event and no further bookings can to be taken after this time.
Please send an email to email@example.com with your request. We will do everything we can to accommodate requested changes, however numbers are limited in each start time. If your preferred start time is full, we will place you in the closest start time available.
When registering for The Bloody Long Walk the Terms & Conditions must be accepted by each individual entrant. To see our refund policy click here. There are no exceptions to this rule and no refunds will be given for change of mind.
Your eTicket will be sent to you on the Thursday prior to the event, to the email address that you used upon registering for the event.
Your bibs can be collected on the morning of the event at the check in tents next to the start line. Please arrive at the start area 30 minutes prior to your start wave and bring a digital (on your mobile phone) copy of your eTicket with you to collect your bib. There will be timing facilities at the event – your bib number must be visible.
You can also collect bibs for your team members, please ask them to email you their eTicket in advance.
If you are having problems with our registration form, please contact us on 02 8519 5282 or at firstname.lastname@example.org (please note our hotline is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9-3pm)
You must be over 16 to enter alone. 35km is a bloody long walk so we want to ensure that you are aware of the challenges you might face and have the mental and physical strength to complete the event.
Children under the age of 16 may still participate, however, they will need to be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian who has consented to the event terms and conditions, at all times during the walk.
When you register online for the event, you will have the opportunity to choose your start time.
You or your group will be placed in ‘waves’. Please ensure you arrive at the start line 30 minutes before your designated wave briefing commences to check in and pick up your bib.
If you are late, please see one of our volunteers who will slot you into a later wave.
Ideally, yes please try and ensure that all team members select the same wave/start time when they register. However, if this is not possible, please contact us at email@example.com
The Bloody Long Walk is primarily a fundraising initiative and we would bloody love you to set and reach a fundraising target of at least $350 (that's $10 every km you walk!). The registration fee covers the cost of putting on the event so anything that is raised in addition goes directly into support and education. We hope that you join our extremely bloody worthy cause and with our support, you will reach your desired goal!
The Bloody Long Walk is owned and operated by the Mito Foundation so 100% of profits go directly to support people affected by mitochondrial disease, find treatments and cures, and fund education and advocacy programs.
If you have raised $10 or over, you will be eligible to collect a free Bloody Long Walk drink bottle from the check in tents at the start line when you collect your bib. If you have raised $35 or over you will also be able to collect your free Bloody Long Walk cap from the same location.
There is limited parking around the start line so please either arrange to be dropped off or book onto one of our shuttle buses here.
There is a free shuttle bus from Newcastle Beach to Broadmeadow Station and Newcastle Interchange. The bus leaves Newcastle beach at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on event day.
Roughly 35km (this varies slightly from route to route).
An average of 7 to 8 hours.
The Bloody Long Walk will go ahead come rain or shine! No refunds for wet weather will be provided. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for more info.
WHAT TO WEAR CHECKLIST
- Sun hat
- Sports top / t-shirt
- Long sleeved shirt to protect you against the sun
- Two pairs of thick socks
- Well-fitting walking shoes or trainers
- Lightweight waterproof jacket
WHAT TO BRING CHECKLIST
- Water bottle or bladder
- Snacks, fruit and nut bars, bananas etc.
- Towelette or small quick dry towel
- Wet wipes
- First aid kit: plasters, bandages, paracetamol, blister treatment kit, scissors, Vaseline, safety pins etc.
- Spare shoelaces and socks
It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the Start Area at least 30 minutes before the start of your wave. This will give you time to use the facilities, register, become familiar with the Start Area and attend the event briefing.
You will find toilets, meeting point, coffee van, water, registration desks and sponsor activities.
We will email you a detailed safety briefing a few days prior to the event. In addition, please take a moment to review our environmental safety tips here.
If you require assistance because you’re sick or injured, please contact Event HQ on 0417 509 085 and we will help you as quickly as possible.
In an emergency, call 000.
Medical support will be located along the route. If you are feeling unwell please report to the nearest official or medical personnel as soon as possible. If you see a fellow participant in distress, please report the incident by calling the Project Manager, see a member of the event crew or medical support team member. In an emergency please dial “000” and report the exact location of the incident.
There is no storage facility, so ensure that your bag only contains what you require for the day.
Only certified guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs accompanied by handlers carrying a handler’s identity card are permitted to take part in The Bloody Long Walk.
Not a medal, but you will receive a Bloody Long Walk hat at check-in and a digital results certificate. We don’t offer medals as we try to ensure our event costs are largely covered by registration fees, meaning that all funds raised will go into supporting those living with mito, research and education/awareness programmes.