The Long Walk Home
Date: Friday 1 March 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Starting at Sky Stadium Concourse and finishing in Ngāti Toa Domain, Mana, Porirua.
After a large earthquake, are you prepared to walk home?
After a large earthquake in Wellington, road and rail links could be cut off for a week or longer.
If this happened on a weekday, the city’s 80,000 daily commuters are likely to have to travel home on foot.
If you commute into the city, your only option may be to walk home.
To be better prepared for this, Wellington city commuters are being invited to take part in the ‘Long Walk Home’.
The event is not a race. It’s about raising awareness and helping increase preparedness. It’s a shared challenge where participants are encouraged to get to know one another, support each other and have fun!
The event is open to people of all ages and abilities, with most people taking between 5 and 6 hours to complete the walk. Participants can walk as far as they are comfortable. There will be multiple checkpoints along the route where people can decide to stop if they are close to home or have had enough.
The event will be taking place on Friday 1st of March 2024, starting at 1 pm from the Sky Stadium concourse and finishing around 7 pm in Ngāti Toa Domain, Mana, Porirua - a total distance of 30 kilometres for those who complete the full route.
In the event of wet weather, the Long Walk Home will be held the following week on Friday 8 March, 2024. If necessary, an email will be sent to participants and our website and social media will be updated to reflect this change.
Information for Participants
Date: Friday 1st March 2024
Time: Check-in opens at 12:30pm, walk starts at 1:10pm.
Location: Sky Stadium Concourse Steps (corner of Mulgrave St and Thorndon Quay) to Ngāti Toa Domain Hall, Porirua.
- Check-in will open half an hour before the event starts at 12:30pm on Friday 1st March.
- Check-in will be at the bottom of the Sky Stadium concourse steps on the corner of Mulgrave Street and Thorndon Quay (opposite East Day Spa).
- If you have registered for another person, please make sure they know the name of the person who registered them. This will help check-in run smoothly.
What to bring:
- Comfy walking shoes
- A water bottle
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen)
- Mobile phone
All registrants should have received an email containing the details for this Friday's walk.
If you did not receive the email but have registered, please email email@example.com.
See you on Friday!