Brisbane, Saturday 21 May, 2022
In May 2022, be part of Walking Off The War Within in Brisbane and help fight depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Together we can shake off the stigma associated with mental health. Join Emergency Service Personnel, Defence Force Personnel and members of public to walk in memory of Nathan Shanahan, a returned solider and firefighter, and other fallen Service Men and Women who have taken their own lives after battling mental health issues. Nathan was an advocate for mental health and PTSD; sadly, Nathan lost his battle in December 2016. Walking Off The War Within is one way Nathan’s legacy continues.
The Challenge – complete the ultimate 20km with 20kg or… …walk any distance you can – with or without a pack.
Bring the whole family – The track is sealed and pram/scooter/bike friendly for the kids. The event can be a great conversation starter, sharing the day with your kids can help promote the understanding that physical activity keeps the body strong and healthy and can promote mental wellbeing. It’s good to know that the track is a short stroll from the Pelican Park play equipment, if all that walking gets too much!
The course – Walk Pelican Park at Clontarf, QLD. The park is overlooking Bramble Bay and is lovely location for this event. Walkers will have the chance to walk and talk as one and supporters can watch their loved ones achieve their goal.
Register for Free, $10, $25 or donation – This is an inclusive event that is available to everybody. Register for $0, $10, $25 or a donation of your choice. Money raised through ticket sales supports event costs with proceeds donated to local charities that work in the field of men’s mental heath and suicide prevention.
- DATE: Saturday 21 May, 2022
- TIME: 8am
- LOCATION: Pelican Park, Clontarf
- PARKING: There is parking available around the park precinct