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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Big Red Kidney Walk?
Kidney Health Australia's national Big Red Kidney Walk provides a special time for the kidney community to get together, enjoy an easy walk and a free barbeque with entertainment! The walks will feature varying distances to accommodate walkers and runners of all ages and abilities.
 

When and where are the Big Red Kidney Walk events being held?
Simultaneous walks will be held on 1 September 2013, in each of Adelaide, Launceston, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, with an additional walk in Toowoomba on 8 September 2013. For more information on each event, click here

 

How much does it costs to attend?
Free - children 12 years and under (but still need to be registered)
$10 - individual
$50 - for a team of 10

 

Can I register for the walk as a group?
Yes. Teams are encouraged to participate in the walk. Registration for a team of 10 is $50.
 

Can I run or jog along the route of the event?
Yes. Simply go at whatever pace feels comfortable for you.
 

How do I register? 
Online registrations have closed, however we welcome you to register on the day! Please arrive between one hour to thrity minutes before the official start time to ensure you have enough time to register. If you have any questions please call a friendly member of our Kidney Health Australia team on 03 9674 4300 or email bigredkidneywalk@kidney.org.au

 

Do I have to fundraise?
Fundraising as part of the Big Red Kidney Walk is optional. Every registration will automatically have a fundraising page set up for them, however it is not mandatory that you use this page.

 

Where does the money raised for Big Red Kidney Walk go?

All proceeds from the Big Red Kidney Walk will go towards Kidney Health Australia's programs devoted to promoting good kidney health through education, advocacy and research. For more information on Kidney Health Australia's services and programs, please visit our website www.kidney.org.au

I am having trouble with my fundraising page. What should I do?
Please contact GoFundraise if any problems arise with your fundraising page, email support@gofundraise.com.au or phone 1300 889 272.

 

How do I join a fundraising team page?
Please contact GoFundraise for assistance with joining a fundraising team page, email support@gofundraise.com.au or phone 1300 889 272.

 

What happens if it rains on the event day?
Typically the Big Red Kidney Walk will continue rain or shine, but please contact your local representative for more information on inclement weather policies.

Adelaide: Tiffany Sanchez, tiffany.sanchez@kidney.org.au, 03 9674 4318
Perth: Katrina Fromson, katrina.fromson@kidney.org.au, 08 9381 9311
Sydney: Daniel Glaubert, daniel.glaubert@kidney.org.au, 02 9299 4599
Launceston: Sarah Challenor, sarah.challenor@kidney.org.au, 03 6348 7533
Toowoomba: Amber Williamson, amber.williamson@kidney.org.au, 07 3176 1070
Melbourne: Katie Nicholson, katie.nicholson@kidney.org.au, 03 9674 4310

How do I receive my walk materials prior to the event day?
Every participant will receive a red wrist band in the mail that they must wear on the day to confirm their registration. Any merchandise ordered will also be mailed to you prior to the event. Goods will be mailed to the same address stated upon registration.

Will there be a place for me to leave my belongings during the walk?
No. Kidney Health Australia is unable to monitor belongings during the event. Please secure belongings before attending and participating in the walk.

Are prams and/or pets permitted at the event?
Yes, prams and pets are permitted at the event. Pets must be kept on a 2 meter lead and monitored by the walk participant during the duration of the event day. Kidney Health Australia will not be responsible for cleaning up after or monitoring pets at the event.

Will water be available throughout the course?
Yes. Depending on the course, Kidney Health Australia will have volunteers positioned to direct participants to water fountains or will provide bottled water for the course.

Can I purchase merchandise on the day of the event?
A limited supply of merchandise is available for this year's Big Red Kidney Walk. It is preferred that you purchase your merchandise before event day:

Big Red Kidney Walk T-shirts: $10
KHA Caps: $10
KHA Drink Bottles: $7
KHA Shoelaces: $5

For more information on Big Red Kidney Walk merchandise and how to order, please click here

Is there a charge for the post-walk BBQ?
The post-walk BBQ is complimentary for all walk participants. Participants must wear their Big Red Kidney Walk wristband in order to be served.

Can I transfer my entry or obtain a refund?
No. Unfortunately we do not allow transfers or refunds.

How do I volunteer for the event?
Volunteers are needed for several aspects of the event day. Please contact your local event representative if you are interested:

Adelaide: Tiffany Sanchez, tiffany.sanchez@kidney.org.au, 03 9674 4318
Perth: Katrina Fromson, katrina.fromson@kidney.org.au, 08 9381 9311
Sydney: Daniel Glaubert, daniel.glaubert@kidney.org.au, 02 9299 4599
Launceston: Sarah Challenor, sarah.challenor@kidney.org.au, 03 6348 7533
Toowoomba: Amber Williamson, amber.williamson@kidney.org.au, 07 3176 1070
Melbourne: Katie Nicholson, katie.nicholson@kidney.org.au, 03 9674 4310

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please click here.


Can't find the information you're looking for here? Please contact us at bigredkidneywalk@kidney.org.au or phone 03 9674 4300