Warrnambool, Sunday 2 October, 2022

Be part of Walking Off The War Within in Warrnambool in October 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 a fierce 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.

A family event – The day is designed for families to enjoy together, people of all abilities and ages are encouraged to walk. A sausage sizzle lunch, live music and kids entertainment provided by RSL Active and RSL Warrnambool Sub – Branch.

The course – the event will be held again at Kiwanis BBQ (near the curly slides) at Lake Pertobe, Pertobe Road.

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: Sunday 2 October, 2022
  • TIME: 7:30am for 8am start
  • LOCATION: Lake Pertobe, Lake Pertobe Road (near the curly slides)
  • PARKING: There is ample parking available around the precinct