After a successful 2017 series, the Memory Walk & Jog events are on their way back to Queensland and our 2018 events are promising to be bigger and better than ever.
Last year, more than 13,000 people participated in events across Australia raising more than $1 million to support people living with dementia, and this year we are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved.
The community events bring together families and friends who walk or run together to honour a loved one in a friendly, happy, safe and all-inclusive environment. People of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Each event includes a range of different length walks and runs, meaning people of all ages are catered for – from grandkids to grandparents.
Memory Walk & Jog events are a strong advocate of local support and in giving back to the communities that support them, providing Dementia Australia with the necessary foundation to continue to provide advocacy, support services, education and information for the local area. There is estimated to be more than 77,000 people living with dementia in Queensland and our services and resources have never been in higher demand. The time is now to join the race against dementia.
This year, events will return to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with exciting new course locations for Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Brisbane Sunday 3 June 7am
Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks
Participants can register for a 2.5km walk, 5km walk or 10km run along the banks of the Brisbane River. Register now
Gold Coast Sunday 10 June 7am
Pratten Park, Broadbeach.
Register for a 2.5km walk, 5km walk or 6.5km run in the open space foreshore park located in central Broadbeach. Register now
Sunshine Coast Sunday 24 June 7am
Kawana Surf Club, Buddina.
Enjoy a 2.5km walk, 5km walk or 9km run along one of the longest open beaches on the Sunshine Coast. Register now
Events include plenty of entertainment, as well as raffles, food stalls and prizes for the top fundraisers, best dressed and fastest runners. Registrations are now open for Memory Walk & Jog events in Queensland, the first 500 to register for each event receive a free Memory Walk & Jog T-shirt. For more information, or to register, head to memorywalk.com.au.