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WAGEC Walk FAQs 2024

What is the event?
 
Walk for WAGEC is a 10km walk at Centennial Park, Sydney, to raise money so women and children can walk away from violence.
 
Registration opens at 7:00am with the race starting at 9:00am.

It takes all of us to end domestic violence. Help us raise $300,000 to deliver crucial programs for women and children that restore safety, build financial independence, and promote their recovery from trauma.

Despite the gravity of the cause, Walk Day is a vibrant celebration of community. There’s something for everyone, with family friendly entertainment, great food from local vendors and even face-painting for our littlest walkers.

Come for a walk with us on Sunday 5 May to build safer futures for women and children. 
 
Where can I find more information about the event and how to attend?
 
For information about the event and how to attend, please visit the event website here:
https://www.walkforwagec.org.au/
 
Which areas of Centennial Parklands are impacted by this event and when?
 
WAGEC event site will be located on Church Grounds in Centennial Park with a 2.5km course within the Park. Participants will do multiple laps of the course.
 
The course will depart from Church Grounds, travel north adjacent to Parkes Drive, turn left adjacent to Dickens Drive and continue around the western & southern Grand Drive Circuit back to Church Grounds. The cycle lane, horse track and sealed footpath will not be impacted as course is taking place on the jogging track.
 
I am not attending the event, will I still be able to access Centennial Parklands on the event day/s?
 
Yes, pedestrian access to Centennial Park will be maintained at all times. All vehicle gates will be open and will close as per normal operations on the day
 
What will the traffic and access impacts be?
 
Centennial Park will remain open for all park visitors. All vehicle gates will remain open as per normal operations. There are no road closures for the event and regular public parking available. Parking may however be limited at the southern end of Parkes Drive and Grand Drive south.
 
There will be no restrictions to equestrian users related to this event.
 
Cyclists and roller bladers will be able to access all open roads.
 
Will Centennial Homestead be open as usual?
 
Yes, Centennial Homestead will be open as per usual.
 
Will the Centennial Park Cycle Hire still be operating?
 
Yes, open as usual.
 
Will there be any sound impacts related to this event?
 
WAGEC is not a music event however there will be local amplified sound, announcements and music as part of the event atmosphere. The sound will be managed to ensure compliance with legislated sound requirements.
           
We are committed to complying with all legislation and guidelines covering amplified sound levels at outdoor events. The Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust Noise Management Plan is available on our website: https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/about-us/centennial-park-moore-park-trust/noise-management-plan
 
How can I find out more information on scheduled events in Centennial Parklands?
 
We provide information via our website, eNewsletters, Facebook, Twitter, What’s On brochure, local publications and/or (at times) via letterbox drop. You can sign up to our eNewsletters here or join our online community via Facebook and Twitter to ensure you are informed.
 
What other events are scheduled to take place in Centennial Parklands?
 
Visit our What’s On web page to see what other events are happening in Centennial Parklands. https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/whatson
 
How do I find out about holding an event in Centennial Parklands?
 
Centennial Parklands has a range of venues for hire to suit a variety of different events. Please visit our venue hire web page to learn more. https://www.centennialparklands.com.au/venue-hire