2020 course maps

Thursday, January 16, 2020

New event hub location.

Join thousands of Canberrans on Wednesday 26 February 2020 for Gift of Life's 14th annual DonateLife Walk to help raise awareness of organ and tissue donation and promote the importance of registering on the Australian Organ Donor Register.

Lace up your walking shoes, bring your friends, colleagues, family members and four-legged companions and walk for a great cause.  

Location: Rond Terrace, Lake Burley Griffin, southern end of ANZAC Parade, Parkes  

Date:  Wednesday 26 February 2020

Time:  6.45am for a 7.00am sharp start

Click here to enter now

This year the event/start finish line, merchandise,  information stands, BBQ and coffee cart will all be located at the event hub at Rond Terrace.  

And, you have the choice of two walk courses: the 45 to 60 minute bridge-to-bridge circuit around Lake Burley Griffin, or the shorter 15 to 20 minute walk course through Commonwealth Park.


Come early to receive a free t-shirt, hat or gift bag (limited numbers ­– first in, first served), and finish the morning off with a free BBQ breakfast served by the Lions Club Canberra Belconnen.

Where can I park?

If arriving by car, your parking options are identified in the map below.  Please give yourself plenty of time to be at the start line by 6:45am.


Please be aware that the Canberra Visitor Information Centre at Regatta Point will be undergoing planned construction works during February 2020.  The Centre and surrounding facilities may not be open to the public on 26 February.

We look forward to seeing you, your friends, colleagues and family on Wednesday 26 February!

This event is sponsored by the Australian Government’ s Organ and Tissue Authority and supported by the ACT Government.


Enter Gift of Life’s DonateLife Walk 2020 here

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Register for Organ Donation

Are you registered on the Australian Organ Donor Register?   Click here to register on line or call 1800 777 203.

Tax Deductible Gifts

Gift of Life Incorporated – a not for profit non-governmental organisation – based in the ACT engages in a range of activities each year in support of organ and tissue donation.

Gift of Life enjoys tax deductible gift status with the Australian Taxation Office for contributions received in excess of $2.00.

Those in the community wishing to contribute funds to support Gift of Life’s activities may do so either by sending a cheque addressed to Gift of Life Incorporated, PO Box 9511, Deakin, ACT 2600 or by direct transfer to Gift of Life Incorporated’s bank account with the NAB BSB 082-980 Account Number 495688467.


Terry Connolly

Justice Terry Connolly died suddenly in the early morning of 25 September 2007 on Red Hill, having cycled to the top as part of his exercise routine.  He was a Supreme Court Judge since 2003, and Master since 1996.  Terry was the Member for Molonglo in 1990-1995 and served as the ACT Attorney-General and Minister in various portfolios, including Health.  He and his family have lived in Canberra for many years and he was a popular Canberran.

More importantly, Terry was a husband, father, son and, following his death, a tissue donor.

Terry’s wife, Dr Helen Watchirs, says that she and Terry had discussed their wishes in relation to organ donation.  This meant that at the dreadful time of death, she was clear on his wishes.  Terry’s donation to the improvement of other lives has given Helen and his daughters a sense of contribution, and has helped make up for a life cut short.