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Sunday 11th October is the Will2Walk annual fundraiser for the Stroke Association Victoria. The walk will see members, friends and family embark on up to a 20km walk along the The O’Keefe Rail Trail to raise funds to support the many programs and activities that make the Bendigo Stroke Support Centre so valuable to the stroke community in our region. The journey is a gesture of respect, gratitude and encouragement for the stroke community. Our walkers, each affected differently by stroke, are united in the goal of representing each and every stroke survivor and carer and the daily hurdles they overcome living with the effects of stroke.


The O’Keefe Rail Trail runs from Heathcote to Bendigo and is 50 kilometres long. Bendigo’s Will 2 Walk event will begin at just over the half way point at the Axedale Golf Course and will weave its way through spectacular views of bushland, open fields and farms, finishing up at Lake Weeroona.

Start Locations & Times

20km Walk – Start time 7:30am (Meet at Axedale Golf Course Carpark)
10km Walk – Start time 9:30am (Meet at Bennetts Road, O’Keefe Rail Trail, Junortoun)
6km Walk – Start time 10:30am (Meet at Bendigo Baptist Church Carpark, Junortoun)
1.2km & 2.4km walk – Start time 11:00am (Meet at Rowing Club Pavilion & compete one or two loops of Lake Weeroona)

*Arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to allow enough time to check name off participant list.

Event Celebration

The walk will be followed by a community BBQ & celebration (location to be confirmed) between 1 - 3pm, this will be a ticketed event.

For further information or to register for the event please contact:-

Tamara Lalor
Coordinator - Bendigo Stroke Support Centre
Ph: 0490 709 962
Email: [email protected]


Upcoming dates and times

Venue Name

Lake Weeroona, Bendigo


O'Keefe Rail Trail & Lake Weeroona


Free to register - fundraising & sponsorship leading up to the event or a donation on the day


Tamara Lalor
Stroke Association of Victoria

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