Frequently
Asked Questions

Want to know more about Memory Walk & Jog?

We’ve put together some answers to your most commonly asked questions. If you still can't find the answer to your questions, please contact us.

Event Day FAQs

How many Kilometres is Memory Walk & Jog?

Each event offers a choice between a short walk of approx. 2km, a long walk of 5-6km, and a long run of 5-10km. All our event courses are a bit different, so check out your chosen event page.

What should I wear?

We think comfortable is best!

Closed toe shoes are strongly recommended - these could be walking shoes or runners. Don’t worry, it’s not all active wear, we’d love to see you in fancy dress! You can get as creative as you like as long as you’re comfortable to complete your walk, jog or run.

Can my family do different race types?

Absolutely! When you select the family ticket or buy multiple tickets for a team or organisation, please enter in the chosen race type for each person

Can I change my race type?

Yes, you can choose a different race type by getting in touch with us at memorywalk@dementia.org.au. Be sure to make your changes before online entries close though, as after that we’re sadly unable to alter your registration.

Can I walk with my dog?

Oh yes! We’re so excited to now welcome your furry friends to the walking distances at our Memory Walk & Jog events! Please help us keep everyone safe by having them on a lead. Pooch pals need to be included in your registration and will even receive their own bandana (limited spots, so get in early!).

I can’t make the race. Are there other ways I can help?

Of course! If you can’t take part in the Memory Walk & Jog, you can still donate to a friend or cheer them on!

If you would like to volunteer in the lead up or after the event, we would love to hear from you! Head over to the volunteer page and let us know!

COVID-19 FAQs

What measures are you taking?

Your health and safety is our top priority and we are committed to holding safe events.

The Memory Walk & Jog team are constantly monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and taking precautions to minimise risks associated, to help you feel more comfortable and confident when attending our community sporting events.

We are working with local council and state governments to comply with all current regulations, restrictions and health advice, with a number of parameters in place around social distancing, hygiene and attendance recording.

For the latest information on your event, please go to: event page.

What can I do to help on event day?

Please ensure you follow all instructions given by the Memory Walk & Jog team. The safety of our participants, volunteers and staff is our number one priority.

Anyone not following the instructions given by the Memory Walk & Jog team will be required to leave immediately.

Will the event go ahead?

We have options to ensure your Memory Walk & Jog event will still go ahead. This might mean some changes to your normal event, where we may introduce different times, we may host a Pop Up event or even go virtual if we need to. We want you to have the best experience and our staff are doing everything they can to make sure you continue to get active and beat dementia.

Registration FAQs

How do I register for an event?

We would love to introduce you to our lovely Alice, she has created a step by step video on 'How to Register' for our 2022 Events memorywalk.com.au/blog/how-to-register

Still need assistance?

Get in touch with us and one of the Memory Walk & Jog team members will be happy to help!

When do Memory Walk & Jog registrations open?

Registrations are now open for the 2022 Memory Walk & Jog season.

When do Memory Walk & Jog registrations close?

Registrations for Memory Walk & Jog 2022 will remain open until your event day.  Your health and safety is our number one priority and we highly recommend anyone signing up on event day, do so on your own device. You will be required to show confirmation to obtain your race bib.

There will also be other options available on the day.

Can I use a paper entry form?

Yes, no worries at all! Contact us and we’ll get that all sorted for you.

Is there an age limit for younger runners?

No! Absolutely everyone is welcome at Memory Walk & Jog events. However, if you’re under 18 years old make sure an adult comes with you to the event.

What happens after I register?

After you’ve registered online, you’ll receive a confirmation email (check your junk mail if it doesn’t appear after an hour). In your email, you’ll see the receipt for your payment, plus information about your fundraising page.

Can I register on the day?

If you hate queues AND want to save a few dollars with our great online super early bird and early bird discounts, we strongly recommend that you register ahead of time. You can still sign up online up until the day of the event. Your health and safety is our number one priority and we highly recommend you do this on your own device as a COVID-Safe way of signing up.

How do I create or join a team?

When you first register there will be a section called ‘Create your page’. On the bottom of this page there is a section to create or join a team. Just follow the steps and you should be good to go!

If you have already registered, just search for the team. Click on the team's fundraising page and then the yellow 'Join Team' button.

If you are already registered and want to create a brand new team, simply log in to your account go to your dashboard and then an option will appear to create a team. Simply follow the prompts and you're all set up.

Fundraising FAQs

How does Dementia Australia use the money I raise?

The money you raise helps Dementia Australia to provide vital support services. These include counselling, support groups, education to help family carers and professional training. Dementia Australia's services support people living with dementia, their family, and their carers. This means the whole community will benefit from your donations.

What should I do with cash donations and cheques?

The easiest thing to do is keep the cash or cheque, and make the payment online using your credit card. Don’t forget to use your reference code, found on the sponsorship form. If you don’t like the idea of paying donations online, please fill out a Sponsorship Form, follow the step-by-step instructions and send it to us. Please contact us if you would like a sponsorship form.

How do I share my fundraising page on Facebook?

Sharing your fundraising web page on Facebook is a great way to spread the word to more people! It’s easy too.

When you log into your Facebook account, you should see a box that asks “What’s on your mind?”. Simply copy the website link (or ‘URL’) that we sent in your registration email and paste it into this box. That will create an image or ‘preview’ of the link. In the box, write a message in front of the link. This could be: “I’m walking 2km at Sydney Memory Walk & Jog in May, in memory of my mum who passed away last year from dementia. Please help me to hit my target of $500 for Dementia Australia. Sponsor me by clicking this link to my fundraising page.” Then click ‘post’.

How can I use Facebook to raise funds?

Whilst Facebook is a great way to share the fundraising link we give you, we advise that you DO NOT set up a separate Facebook Fundraiser. If you raise money using Facebook it doesn’t count towards your Memory Walk & Jog sponsorship total. Which could mean you miss out on being a Dementia Warrior!

I want to fundraise. How do I get started?

No problem, we’re here to help! Check out our Fundraising Tips as a starting point. We also get you started with your own, easy-to-edit fundraising page when you register for an event. Just check your registration email for your unique fundraising page link.

If you’ve run out of inspiration, give us a call for a chat and a brainstorm.

Do I have to fundraise?

We’d love you to fundraise, but you don’t have to! Your registration fee helps us cover the cost of running the event. It’s your fundraising dollars that go towards Dementia Australia’s services in local communities though.

If you want to come along and just do the walk, that’s ok - we’d still love you to take part! You can also show your support by spreading the word about the event, and about the vital work Dementia Australia does.

How do I know people will sponsor me?

You’ll be surprised how keen your family and friends will be to get behind you and support people living with dementia. Don’t forget to share your fundraising page on any social media profiles you have, like FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn, and maybe even in an email to work colleagues.

My Way Memory Walk & Jog FAQs

Does it cost to register for a My Way event?

No, its free to register an event! We want to keep it nice and simple for you to host your My Way Memory Walk and Jog

Do I need council approval to host my My Way event in a local public space?

You might need permission to host your event, so always check with the local council. Remember, the organisation of the event is up to you, so it’s a good idea to make sure you have all the approvals you need in place early. There are plenty of tips we can give you to help along the way though.

Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?

Some My Way events raise $500 and others raise $20,000. Either way, you’re doing a great job! Think about making fundraising a part of the event and encourage other participants to fundraise too. We’ve got fundraising tips and our friendly team are on hand to make it as easy as possible for you.

Does my My Way event need to be ticketed?

That’s completely up to you! It’s simple to set up ticketing on your event microsite and a great way to raise money for Dementia Australia too. If you decide not to charge, you might want to fundraise on the day with a sausage sizzle, raffle or other fun activities. Get in touch with us if you’d like some more fun ideas!

Will Dementia Australia send me any promotional materials for my event?

Yes, we’ve got your covered! We love to help make your day a success, so we’ll set you up with:

  • A personalised Facebook cover photo and profile picture
  • Personalised promotional poster designs
  • Promotional flyer designs
  • Event website where people can find out more about your event, register, and donate.

Can I host a virtual My Way?

Absolutely! Hosting a virtual My Way means no one will miss out. Wherever you are, you can make sure everyone can still take part and fundraise.

Give people the opportunity to get active anywhere that’s suitable for them whether that’s for a day or over a week! It is still in your hands how to hold your event

Our online fundraising pages also allows participants to keep track of their activity by adding a fitness device.

Just be sure that all government guidelines are being followed throughout the duration of your virtual My Way event.

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