Event info

Registration for the Women's 5k Walk/Run are open opening soon. Click here to register now!

This year there is an option to participate at the physical event or virtually from anywhere in Tasmania.

The Women’s 5K physical event sets out from Launceston’s City Park and through the city streets on Sunday 12 September 2021. Everyone is encouraged to come along and walk or run the event.

The Virtual Event is for the person who wants to participate in the Women’s 5K Walk Run from any location (other than Launceston CBD) anytime from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 September 2021. Whether you participate solo on your treadmill, with your team at the local running track or at the beach with you dog – the options are endless!

This event supports and encourages health awareness for all Tasmanians, and also raises vital funds for Cancer Council Tasmania’s support and research programs. Each year, the Women’s 5km Walk/Run brings together thousands of men, women and children of all ages, backgrounds, levels of fitness and accessibility in celebration and remembrance of life.

Cancer Council Tasmania has a mission to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer on all Tasmanians, and Women’s 5k Walk/Run also delivers on this mission – you can support and sponsor your friends and family to take part, or participate yourself! Join as a team or an individual – run with your work mates, or walk with your kids! Everyone is welcome to take part.

2021 Event Programme to come! 

Registration Info

Register here!

You can register for either the Launceston City Park event or sign up for the virtual event  and particpate from anywhere!


We have some great resources and incentives to assist your fundraising efforts:

Raise $100 through and you will receive a Women’s 5K Medallion.*

Raise $200 you will receive a free Women’s 5km Top!*

Raise $500 or more and you will go into the draw to to receive a free pair of Mizuno running shoes valued up to $250.*

As Cancer Council Tasmania is a not-for-profit, all funds raised through Women’s 5k Walk/Run help support our important programs such as transport2treatment.

We encourage everyone to aim to raise a minimum of $200. We have lots of resources to help you raise $100 & $200, and you will also be set up with a fundraising page that includes a shareable link for your social media and email links to send out to your network.

Every little bit extra you raise ensures more Tasmanians are being supported by Cancer Council.

*Terms and conditions apply so please be sure to read the registration information carefully.


COVID-19 public gathering restrictions are subject to change and the Women’s 5K 2021 event will comply as required, including the following:


Women’s 5K (W5K) requires all participants to comply with the State Government COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time the Walk/Run is held. We will provide event participants with regular updates regarding the restriction requirements.

W5K is developing an event COVID safe plan which will assist in complying with these rules. A copy of the most up to date COVID safe plan for this event will be provided pre-event. 

W5K requires participants not attend the event if they are individuals who:

  1. Currently or within the past fourteen (14) days have experienced any symptoms associated with COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath
  2. Have travelled at any point in the past fourteen (14) days either internationally or to a community in Australia that has been classified a COVID-19 hotspot by the Australian Federal Government or Australian State Government, or

Believe that they may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

To reduce crowding at the start of the race we will hold a staggered start for those chosing to walk the whole route.

10:00am - running event 

10:05am - walking event 

We will confirm with attendants their chosen start time closer to the event. 

All spectators joining us at City Park Launceston will require a Spectator Pass you can click here to regsiter for you spectator pass. There are limited number of passess availble into the W5K area of City Park Launceston so ensure your friends and family get their spectator passes before the day!

Click to read our COVID-19 Safety Plan. 


The Women’s 5K event couldn’t be possible without a fantastic team of volunteers. Roles include: marshalling, route support, info desk attendant, day registrations attendant and many more. To sign up as volunteer please click here.

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