Menslink Great Walk

Walking with purpose

Each year since 2021, Menslink has adventured with 30 CEO’s, business and community leaders along the Centenary Trail to raise much needed fund to support young guys in Canberra. On each day the group covers 20-35kms of the trail and completes the full route in 5 days.

The challenge on the walk is not just the distance – we are ask walkers to commit to raising $10,000 each. This contribution goes directly to Menslink to fund our programs that support young men and their families in the Canberra community through. Every dollar we raise is an important part of making our work possible. Our programs help improve mental fitness, combat domestic violence, reduce youth suicide, increase respect and positive behaviours and help create stronger communities.

Across the three Walks over $1 milliion dollars has been raised, providing critical funds to support the youth mentoring, counselling and school-based programs.

Now in its fourth year, the 2024 event comes at a time for Menslink in which it has never been more expensive to deliver services and we are experiencing our highest-ever demand across our various programs.

The 2024 Walk will be held from 12-16 November 2024.

Journeying across our nation’s capital, this 5 day adventure will be another unforgettable, epic adventure that will stay with our Walkers for life. At 142km, this trail is longer than the Kokoda track (96km) and further than the distance to Everest base Camp (130km) and promises to give everyone a new perspective on our home town of Canberra as we walk beside a hand picked group of Canberra’s great movers and shakers.

The walk will start at Parliament House on the morning of 12 November 2024, and conclude around lunch time on 16 November (either at Parliament House or somewhere nearby.

If you’re a CEO, business or community leader in Canberra, and you’re interested in walking in 2024, please reach out to our CEO Ben Gathercole for a chat.

Menslink Great Walk 2023. Photo: Michelle Kroll.