Walk for Women's Cancer

Walk for Women’s Cancer started in 2004 on the Sunshine Coast by founder and organiser Cassandra Munson. Walk for Women’s Cancers is designed to unite, celebrate and remember those effected by women’s cancers. It’s a fun filled event with men, women and children coming together to fundraise for women’s cancers and Cancer Council Queensland.

With one in six women at risk of being diagnosed with a women’s cancer in their lifetime, it’s important to gather together and help reduce that number.

Every dollar raised at the Walk for Women’s Cancers will help fund vital cancer research, prevention and patient support services.

Who We Are

Cancer Council Queensland is Queensland’s leading non-government community organisation in cancer control. We are committed to providing all Queenslanders with the best possible prospect of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis.

Our vision is for a cancer free Queensland.

Walk for Women's Cancer

Register for a walk near you!


Date: Sunday, October 9

Location: Cairns Esplanade

The third annual Cancer Council Queensland Walk for Women’s Cancer event will be held on Sunday, October 9 2016, kicking off at 7am from the Cairns Esplanade. Enjoy a leisurely, non-competitive 10km or 5km walk with family and friends to unite, celebrate and remember those touched by women’s cancer, while helping us beat cancer by raising funds. After the walk, enjoy free entertainment while you meet new people and celebrate your achievements.

One in six women are at risk of being diagnosed with a women’s cancer in their lifetime. By participating in Walk for Women’s Cancers, you can help Cancer Council Queensland to continue vital research, prevention and early detection programs and support services for cancer patients and their families.

So what are you waiting for? Create your own online fundraising page today!

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Event Details

The Cairns Walk for Women’s cancer will be along the Esplanade and involves a 10km or 5km walk along the water and through the city.



Sunday, October 9, 2016, 6.30am – 12pm

The 10km walk begins at 7am sharp

Registrations open at 6am for 10km and 7am for 5km


Esplanade, Cairns


A leisurely, non-competitive 10km or 5km walk.

Important Dates

To save time, please register online however on the day entries are available.

Online Entries Close

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 5pm

Late Entries/On the Date Entries

Available at the Esplanade registrations marquee.

Sunday, October 9, 2016 (event day) from 6am, arrive early to avoid queues.

Entry Fees

Entry Prices
Child (5-15yrs)
Child (Under 5 years)
On The Day

We encourage online registrations as you will be able to create your own fundraising page.

Register Online Now

What will you receive?

All participants will receive a wristband and walkers bib to wear while walking.

Where does your money go?

The funds raised through this event will help fund vital cancer research, prevention and patient support services. For more information on how your donation will benefit Queenslanders affected by cancer please visit www.cancerqld.org.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

On the Day Timetable

Registration open for 10km walk
Welcome and warm up for 10km walk
10km walk begins
Registration open for 5km walk
Welcome and warm up for 5km walk
5km walk beings
Walkers to return
Official speeches
Event concludes


  1. Fundraising prize draw - for every $100 raised - receive an entry into the prize draw
  2. Highest individual fundraiser
  3. Highest team fundraisers
  4. Best themed individual
  5. Best themed team

Team awards and presentations will be held on the main stage in the assembly area from 10:30am.

Event Day

Getting There

Public Transport

The Esplanade is well served by public transport and we highly recommend you visit http://www.sunbus.com.au/ for the latest timetable information.

Car Parking

There are a number of public car parking options, these include free parking around Fogarty Park. Please ensure you arrive early to avoid missing a spot.

There is also parking at Pier Marketplace for a fee.

First Aid

St Johns Ambulance will be stationed close to the finish line. If you require medical assistance while out on the course, please notify the nearest course marshal and they will contact the appropriate personnel to assist you.

Water Stations

All walkers should make sure they stay hydrated during the event.There will also be water stations located along the course.


Toilets are available at Fogarty Park, Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Central and Muddy’s Playground.

Pram and Wheelchair Access

The entire route is on paved footpaths and boardwalk. Course marshals will help with direction and road crossings. The route is wheelchair and stroller/pram friendly.


A variety of food options will be available on the day, including a coffee cart – thanks to The Coffee Club and a sausage sizzle.


Cancer Council Queensland encourage all participants to be sunsmart while participating in the walk. Please ensure you SLIP, SLOP, SLAP, SEEK and SLIDE, we will have sunscreen available if you require any.


Have a question?
For more event information please contact 1300 65 65 85 or walkforwomen@cancerqld.org.au

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Sunshine Coast

Date: Saturday, June 25 2016

Location: Alexandra Headlands Surf Lifesaving Club, Sunshine Coast

Distance: Participants will have the option to choose between a 10km or 20km walking route on the day.

Time: Our registration desk will open at 7am. The 10km and 20km walks will commence at 8am.

After a successful event in 2015, we are excited to announce that Walk for Women's Cancer Sunshine Coast will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Alexandra Headland Surf Club. We hope you can join us in the 11th annual year and help us to beat women's cancer.

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