Walking off the War Within

Walking off the War Within

On 30.03.2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Save to calendar

At  Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex
Marshall St, West Lamington WA 6430, Australia

Cost: Free, $10, $25 or donation - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/walking-off-the-war-within-2019-kalgoorlie-tickets-52556886061

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WALKING OFF THE WAR WITHIN 2019 - March as one...

On Saturday 30 March 2019, for the first time, Walking Off The War Within will take place in Kalgoorlie to help fight depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Please join the movement and 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.

Nathan and his family spent much time in Kalgoorlie and were loved by the local community.

The Challenge – walk 2, 4, 6kms with or without a pack... - or complete the Ultimate Challenge - 20km with 20kg. We challenge you - your mates, family, colleagues and friends - to throw on your walking boots, grab your pack and march as one; everyone welcome.

A family event - The day is designed for families to enjoy together. Come along and walk with loved ones, whether you walk 2km or 20km, take part with your family and friends and enjoy the fun community atmosphere.

The location - Held at the Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex in West Lamington, there will be a circuit that gives walkers the chance to walk and talk as one while supporters can join in or watch walkers achieve their goals.

Tickets - Free, $10, $25 or donation - This is an inclusive event that is available to everybody. Rregistration is available for $0, $10, $25 or a nominated amount of your choice. Money raised through ticket sales will cover event running costs with all proceeds donated to local charities that work in the field of men’s mental heath and suicide prevention. Our focus is on raising awareness and participation for all. If you would like to make a donation as your ticket price, please know that Walking Off The War Within donates proceeds to Solider On, Survivors of Suicide (SOS) and Lifeline.

  • DATE: Saturday 30 March, 2019
  • TIME: 9am muster for official opening. Walk to commence at 9.30am
  • CUT-OFF TIME: Walkers to be on the track by 1.30pm. No walkers will be allowed to commence their challenge after 1.30pm.
  • LOCATION: Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex, Marshall St, West Lamington WA 6430
  • PARKING: There is ample parking available around the park


This is the inaugural event and support is being sought after to help deliver an important community event. if you can donate funds, goods and or services, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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For more information visit www.walkoffww.com

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