What is The Pink Star Walk?

The Pink Star Walk is a 5km and 10km fundraising walk for men, women and children of all ages and fitness levels in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

When will the walk take place?

Queenstown - 13th October 2019
Christchurch - 19th October 2019
Wellington - 9th November 2019
Auckland - 16th November 2019

What time does The Pink Star Walk start and finish?

In Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch the event will start at 4.15pm, please refer below for the full event schedule. 

4.15pm: Pre-event entertainment starts 

4.45pm: Official welcome and Heath and Safety briefing  

5.00pm: Walk starts 

In Queenstown, the event will begin at 10:15am and follow the event schedule below:

10:15am: Pre-event entertainment starts

10:45am: Official welcome and health and safety briefing

11:00am: Walk starts

Please aim to arrive on time in order to prepare yourself for the walk and join in on pre-event festivities (it is imperative that you are at the pre-walk safety briefing which will start 30 mins after the arrival time).

Walking times vary greatly so we can’t say what time you will finish walking. The entertainment however will finish at roughly 8.00pm in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and 2pm in Queenstown. We encourage all our walkers to stick around until the end to cheer on those still walking and to enjoy the night’s entertainment.

There will be no rush in completing the event - volunteers will be along the lit route right till the last participant has finished

How do I enter The Pink Star Walk and how much does it cost?

To enter all you have to do is fill in the entry form online and then pay the registration fee. Registration fees vary according to distance and we also have concessions for those under 16. Prices can be found in the About section of the website (events: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown). Earlybird tickets are available until September 6th so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Can I buy my ticket at the event?

We would encourage you to purchase your ticket in advance if possible. There will be a limited number of tickets available on the day; if you would like to purchase your ticket at the event please ensure you arrive early to allow enough time to register as queues can become quite long.

What happens once I register?

Once registered, you will be asked to set up an account to start your online fundraising. Don’t forget the cost of your ticket helps covers the cost of the walk; in order to make a difference we’re asking all walkers to consider going the extra mile and fundraising. We need you to be a star to help fund breast cancer research and support women with breast cancer. You’ll also receive a walker pack in the post prior to the event.

Please note: If you register within the 2 weeks leading up to any of the events you will need to pick your walker pack up from our registration tent at the event.  

Do I need to raise money?

Whilst raising money is not compulsory we do encourage everyone to fundraise whatever they can. The cost of your ticket helpt covers the cost of the walk. Anything you fundraise will go directly towards breast cancer research and supporting women with breast cancer. If you raise just $250 we can fund three counselling sessions for two women recovering from or living with breast cancer.

Where will the money go that I fundraise?

This year we need you to be a Star and help to raise funds for three very important aspects of our work:

  • Critical breast cancer research
  • Breast cancer awareness for early detection
  • Support for women recovering from or living with breast cancer

Are there age restrictions?

No, this year we have no age restrictions! Bring the whole family along.

How can I volunteer?

Without the help of volunteers The Pink Star Walk would not be possible. Please email us to register as a Pink Star Volunteer. If you’re taking part with your girlfriends why not ask your partner to support the walk by marshalling?

Can I change which distance I signed up for?

Sure just get in touch with us on 0800 902 732 or email fundraising@bcf.org.nz if you would like to change distance.

Please be aware that if you change from the 5km walk to the 10km you will need to pay the difference between the two ticket prices. If you would like to change from the 10km to the 5km you won’t receive the difference back as unfortunately we can’t give a refund.

What is the route?

The exact details and maps of the route will be released closer to the time of the event.

Is The Pink Star Walk a race? Will I get a prize for coming first?

The Pink Star Walk is a fun non competitive walking event there are no prizes for coming first but we do have some awesome fundraising prizes so keep an eye out for them!  

What should I wear?

All participants are encouraged to dress in pink with other clothing items and accessories. There will be prizes awarded on the night for the best costumes and for those adopting the pink spirit. We also recommend you wear comfortable shoes that are suitable for walking the 5km or 10km distance as well as clothing that is suitable for the weather on the day.

Am I allowed to take food and drink on The Pink Star Walk?

Yes, but we do advise that food and wrappers are kept to a minimum to control rubbish. As we are trying to reduce our plastic waste, we ask that you bring along  your own filled up reusable water bottle. There will be refill stations available and limited plastic water bottles for a gold coin donation. Snacks and other beverages will also be available for purchase at the finish area. Before the walk, we recommend that you have a light carbohydrate based meal in order to ensure you have the energy to complete the walk.

Do I need to print my receipt as my ticket to the walk?

No, just bring the walker number in your walker pack. 

If you have not received your walker pack before the event, you can pick one up at the registration tent on the day of the walk.

What facilities are available?

Food vendors, bottled water and toilets will be available on site

I can no longer take part - can I have a refund?

Sorry but the event fee is non-refundable. Please consider your fee a donation to the charity instead.