FAQ for the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust Pink Walk

Where can I register?
On our website from 2nd September 2019

Where does the walk start and finish?
The start and finish are at the same place, Village Green, Rotorua Lake Front, Whakaue Street.

How far is the walk?
Around 3.4km – It takes most people less than an hour to complete.

How will I know where to walk?
The course is marked in some areas tape, cones and/or traffic signage. There will be marshals along the way, and if you’re unsure just follow the people in pink and stick with the crowd. We will also upload a route map to our Facebook event listing prior to the walk.

What is the cost to enter?
Adults and teens are $10 and children 12 and under are by Koha (donation). You are also welcome to make any other donations to the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust to assist our support of those with breast cancer.

What do I get for my entry fee?
A safe walk around the Rotorua’s CBD hotspots, the Lakefront and Government Gardens, and entry into major prize draws as well as the potential to win one of many exciting spot prizes. You’ll have a great time sharing in some community fun while helping to fundraise to support those with breast cancer in the Rotorua region.

What time is registration?
Registration runs from 4.30pm until just before the walk which starts at 6pm.

Why should I register online?
Registering online gets it done so you don’t have to line up on the day. This year is extra special, as everyone who registers online have the chance to be randomly selected for some awesome online spot prizes!

Do I have to register?
Yes. When you register yourself and/or your children/groups, you will then be eligible to win one of the many prizes on offer.

What time should I turn up?
If you haven’t registered online, please arrive between 4.30pm and 5pm. If you have registered online, come along at 5pm and enjoy the food, fun and entertainment. The walk starts at 6pm.

What happens if the weather is bad?
The Pink Walk goes ahead in any weather. Bring your brollies!

Will there be food available?
Yes food trucks, coffee, a sausage sizzle and cupcakes will be available for purchase at the Village Green from 5pm until 7:30pm.

Will there be entertainment?
Yes! Live entertainment will be on the stage from 5pm and our Bokwa instructor, Gayle from Anam Dance Fitness will take us through a warm-up prior to the start of the walk.

Will there be first aid at the walk?
An ambulance and medics will be at the Pink Walk Base on the Village Green. We’ll also have first aid officers throughout the walking group. If you require first aid, please find the closest marshal and they will alert the medics.

What should I wear for the walk?
The most fun, outstanding pink costume/clothing you can put together – anything pink goes! Remember to wear comfortable footwear and bring a warm top as it can get colder as the evening goes on.

Are there prizes for best dressed?
There are several main prizes on the night for best dressed in pink; Best Dressed Woman, Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Girl, Best Dressed Boy, Best Dressed Family, Best Dressed Community Group, Best Dressed Work Place and Aunty Bea’s Best Bra.

Are there spot prizes?
Yes there are plenty of spot prizes.

What happens with the money raised?
All the money raised from the Pink Walk go back to supporting those with Breast Cancer in the Rotorua District. They are helped in individual ways that may include: education, tailored support, exercise programmes and support groups.

Are men allowed to walk?
Absolutely! All people are welcome to join us.

Are t-shirts available to purchase?
Yes, the Rotorua Breast Cancer 10th Anniversary t-shirts will be for sale at the Pink Walk RBCT Base. All proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts go towards helping those with breast cancer in the Rotorua Region.

Can I bring my four-legged friend?
Council’s bylaw states that dogs are not permitted on the Village Green or Lakefront Area. To comply with these regulations the Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust ask that no dogs be brought on the walk.

Can I volunteer to help on the day of the Pink Walk?
We’d love you to! Please contact us at pinkwalk@rbct.co.nz.