Goodna Street Life 2021 Walk-a-thon

Sat 20th - Sun 21st February

50km Walk, Run, or Ride
Grandchester to Goodna


A journey towards better mental health for our entire community.

Join us on February 20th and 21st as we walk across Ipswich, having conversations about mental health and improving our wellbeing through exercise and engagement, and connecting with local support organisations.
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At Your Own Pace

You can participate in our major events, or walk in your local neighbourhood at your own pace.
Register as an individual or a team, and through sponsorship from friends, family and supporters, help raise funds for Helens Haven, our local crisis support centre providing Counselling, Housing, Food, Support & Recovery for people in need.

A Rewarding Experience

There are many physical, psychological and social benefits to walking and physical activity and the Goodna Street Life Walkathon is sure to be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.
Prizes will be awarded to the highest fundraisers, and most km's logged. Be sure to track your distances using your smartphone and log your km's with our team at Helens Haven, 229 Brisbane Rd Goodna.

Leaderboard

Congratulations to all the participants of the Goodna Street Life 2021 Walk-a-thon.
Name/Team Goal Total Pledges Sponsor
Steven Purcell $ 5,000 $ 905 Sponsor
Tracy Mcpherson $ 200 $ 402 Sponsor
Luke Hinschen $ 25,000 $ 260 Sponsor
Jenny Mulkearns $ 400 $ 100 Sponsor
Lance McCallum $ 200 $ 20 Sponsor
Walliss Family $ 200 $ 0 Sponsor
Cr Nicole Jonic $ 250 $ 0 Sponsor
Walk with Elvis $ 100 $ 0 Sponsor

$ 2,391 raised so far!

Pledges : $ 2,391
Goals : $ 31,350
Target : $ 35,000

Help Us Reach Our Goals

Sponsor someone today!

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Our Sponsors


The Goodna Street Life 2021 Walk-a-thon is proudly supported by the following sponsors. Find out how you can get involved by contacting us.

Purchase Walkathon 2021 T-Shirts


Purchase your Walkathon 2021 T-Shirt and show your support for our mission to improve mental health in our community.

Mens, Ladies and Singlet styles available. Cool dry fabric wicks the sweat away from skin to surface which helps enhance evaporation. Keeps you cool, dry and comfortable.

Walkathon Events


  • Saturday 20th - 21st Feb

    Grandchester to Goodna

    Our Major event, the 50km Grandchester to Goodna takes us across Ipswich. This event will be held annually and will be held again in February 2022.

    Distance 50km, Estimated time 10 hours

  • Saturday 27th March 6.30am

    White Rock

    The first checkpoint in the walkathon is at Henry Lawson Bicentennial Park, Walloon.

    Participants are asked to refresh and rehydrate before taking on the next leg of the event.

    People starting from this checkpoint will depart between 11am and 11.30am, before to register with support crews if you are starting from this checkpoint.

    Distance 12.5km, Estimated time 2 hours

Safety First

Walking is considered a low risk activity, but be sure to know and respect your limits. We will have support crews and first aid officers available on the day, and to ensure everyones safety we ask all participants to follow our safety guidelines and procedures.

  • Know your limits, and rest when required
  • Drink water, bring your own water bottle and speak to support crews for additional water and top ups.
  • Wear appropriate clothing. Comfortable and appropriate walking shoes, light clothing, and bring a hat.
  • Apply sunscreen regularly throughout the event. Speak to support crew if you need sunscreen.
  • Abide by all traffic rules. Follow all road safety rules while participating in the event. Stick to footpaths and pedestrian crossings.
  • Stay in small groups. Keep an eye on fellow walkers, and limit numbers in any one group to no more than 10 people.
  • Be COVID Safe. This is an outdoor event, but please ensure you follow the hygeine and social distancing COVID safe measures, and if unwell, stay at home.
  • Keep your phone on you and our event contact list provided on the day should you require any assistance.
  • In the event of an emergency call 000, and report all incidents and injuries to event coordinators.

By following these simple procedures, we can ensure a fun and safe event for everyone.

Homeless Sleeping Pods


Goodna Street Life are an independent local charity providing support to our communities most vulnerable. Our services are funded through our Op Shop, community donations and fundraising activities like the Walkathon.

We are very excited to soon be announcing more details of our Homeless Sleeping Pods project, a unique an innovative solution to rough sleeping to provide safety, support and dignity to our homeless.

Your sponsorship, and continued support are what makes these things possible. Thank you from all of us here at Goodna Street Life.

Contact us for more information.

Goodna Street Life Walk-a-thon 2021

One in six Australians is currently experiencing depression or anxiety or both, and taking good care or your body is one of the most important things you can do to improve your mental wellbeing.

Join the Goodna Street Life Walk-a-thon and let's get our community moving, and improving our mental health through meaningful conversations, connections and physical exercise.

Approx. 20,000 people in Queensland are experiencing homelessness1
No one deserves to live like this

Goodna Street Life are raising funds for Helens Haven, our new community centre in Goodna. We help people dealing with crisis, and to get off the streets, and into homes with the support they need to live with dignity and independence, and we need your help.

Why are people homeless?2

Accommodation issues
housing crisis, inadequate or inappropriate dwellings
34%
Financial Difficulties
housing stress, unemployment
25%
Domestic violence and relationship issuestime out from family, family breakdown, violence and assault 24%
Transition/Discrimination transition from care/ custody, lack of support, discrimination 13%
Health
mental health issues, substance abuse issues
3%

What can we do?

Our plan is simple. We put people in homes.

Goodna Street Life are currently constructing Helens Haven, our crisis centre, including accommodation as a first step to access support, and secure long term housing and stability.

All funds raised will help us provide housing and accommodation, and the appropriate support services to help people achieve independence.

Together we can defeat homelessness and ensure everyone has a safe place to call home.


1 Australian Bureau or Statistics
2 Homelessness Australia