When will we be able to register?
Registrations for the March 2021 event will open very soon! Simply register your interest here and keep an eye on your inbox for our exclusive launch day offer!
Will the courses be the same as last year?
The 3km, 5km and 10km distances will all be returning in 2021 and will feature your favorite highlights including the Brisbane River, the City Botanic Gardens and South Bank. The routes are still being finalised with the help of Brisbane City Council and all relevant authorities.
Check out last year's courses here to get an idea of where each course will take you!
What’s new in 2021?
While all your favourite elements of the MS Moonlight Walk remain, such as the 3km, 5km and 10km courses around the Brisbane River, as well as the fun of our event site at Davies Park, there are some new introductions in 2021 that we have outlined below.
New website and Fundraising Dashboard
We have introduced a new website and fundraising dashboard with some great new features! You’ll be able to unlock badges as your fundraising progresses, add blog entries, and connect your fitness app to track any training you may want to do in the lead up to the MS Moonlight Walk.
It does mean that when you register you WILL NOT be able to retrieve your details – and will have to complete the full registration process.
If you are registering for more than one person, you will also need to ensure that each person has a unique email address – your username is your email, and therefore more than one person cannot be signed up using the same email address.
Will the venue be the same as last year?
The MS Moonlight Walk will be returning to Davies Park, West End in 2021. The venue site is large enough to ensure that we are meeting all our COVID Safe requirements.
Do it in your neighbourhood
This year we’ll be introducing an option for those that wish to take to the streets to light up their own neighbourhood across Queensland!
In addition to our 3km, 5km and 10km course along Brisbane river, participants can alternatively choose to walk in their neighbourhood on Friday 26 March, 2021 and light up their local area!
Register for the MS Moonlight Walk – In Your Neighbourhood, and you will still receive your free MS lantern in the mail, plus your personal online fundraising page to spread the word and raise money for Queenslanders living with MS.
Why have you moved it to March and not proceeded in October 2020 as per normal?
The health and wellbeing of our MS community and participants is our number one priority. As a result of the Australian and State Government restrictions in response to the current coronavirus (COVID -19) pandemic, it was decided that it was safest for all participants, staff and volunteers that the MS Moonlight Walk was moved to March 2021.
This will ensure that MS Queensland can take the time to work with all relevant authorities to ensure we are delivering the safest event possible for our MS Community, participants, volunteers and staff.
Due to our COVID Safe requirements, we need to ensure we can maintain 4 square metres per person during the event, meaning we need to limit the total number of participants registered and attending.
Be sure to register early to secure your place in this fabulous Brisbane event! Register your interest here to make sure you don’t miss out when registrations open.
What measures have MS Queensland put in place to make the event COVID Safe?
MS Queensland is working with all the relevant authorities to ensure we are able to deliver the safest event possible for everyone involved.
COVID Safe measures we will have in place on event day include:
- An increased event site space capacity to allow for appropriate physical distancing – 4 square metres per person
- Reduced total participant numbers
- Staggered start times to reduce the number of people on site at any time
- Introduction of hand sanitising stations
- Event cleaners to ensure all high touch point areas are cleaned frequently
- Extra toilets to reduce queuing times
- No cups will be available at refreshment stations, participants MUST bring their own water bottles
We will be monitoring all government advice and regulations regularly and will continue to work with all relevant authorities prior to the event and on event night to ensure that the event is as safe as possible.
We will communicate with all participants regularly as to any changes they should expect or any new rules and regulations around the event.
We also ask that any participant who are not feeling well or who are showing any mild symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath or fatigue, to stay home and not attend the event.