In the event of a major disaster road and rail links out of Wellington City could be rendered impassable for many days, possibly longer. For many people, the only way home will be on foot.
The Long Walk Home is an opportunity to raise awareness of the possibility and to practice the walk. For the first time this year, two walks will be run:
- Kāpiti Long Walk Home Sat 10 & Sun 11 November 2018
- Hutt Valley Long Walk Home Sunday 11 November 2018
This year the organisers would like to put a specific challenge out to government agencies, large and small business and other organisations in the Wellington City area to lead the way in inspiring their employees' preparedness by supporting a team registration. You are encouraged to wear corporate colours, funny hats, face paint or anything else to represent your organisation.
The Long Walk Home 2018 is being run over two days from November the 10th and 11th with one- and two- day options. The project has the support of Lions Clubs from Wellington to Paraparaumu, Rotary Clubs of the Hutt Valley, the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO), emergency services and Wellington City, Porirua, Kāpiti Coast, Hutt City and Upper Hutt Councils.
Registrations are now closed
The Kāpiti route runs from Wellington Railway Station to Marine Gardens in Raumati. Day one starts at Wellington Railway Station and ends at Ngatitoa Domain, with day two continuing from Ngatitoa Domain to the finish point in Raumati.
This is the third time the Lions Long Walk Home event has been run, and Kāpiti Lions invite you and your friends to get involved.
The very first Rotary Clubs of Hutt Valley's Long Walk Home 2018 takes place on Sunday 11 November. The route begins at Wellington Railway Station, continuing along State Highway 2, the Petone Esplanade and up the Hutt River / Te Awakairangi to the finish point at County Lane, Silverstream.
At the end of the walk there will be a celebratory BBQ kindly put on by the Upper Hutt Rotary Club.