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Walking and running

Walkers

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Heart Foundation Walking

Watch this video to explore the many benefits of walking.

Visit the Heart Foundation Website

Walking groups 

There's a reason why walking is one of the most popular forms of activity in Australia. Walking helps to reduce stress, be more alert, have a healthier body and build strong relationships.

Walking is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It can be done just about anywhere and is free. Walking also has a very low risk of injury as it is low impact (not jarring on the joints) and doesn’t require any special equipment or training.

There are a number of free Heart Foundation walking groups available for community members to join around Rockingham, explore the local walking groups in the below table or check out the many walking groups throughout Perth on the Heart Foundation website.

New groups wanted

If you are interested in starting a new Heart Foundation Walking Group in your area, why not become a Walk Organiser? We would love to help you get a group started and can provide ongoing support.  New groups are wanted for all areas of Rockingham. You may want to start one around your local park, start a specific parents with prams group, have an early walk, weekend group or after work walking group.

What is a Walk Organiser?

Walk Organisers are volunteers that organise and lead walking groups. Walk Organisers plan the group's walking routes and meeting place, the time and day of your walks, and will welcome new members to your group. Walk Organisers attend walks and welcome new walkers, promote the group and keep the group's contact details up to date. As a Walk Organiser, the Heart Foundation provides training and access to your online profile where you can manage the group. You'll get a thank you gift for signing up, ongoing communication and invites to events and workshops. The City of Rockingham's Health and Wellbeing Officer is a Heart Foundation Local Coordinator and can provide you support to get your group started and ongoing support as needed.

If you would like to discuss starting a new group please contact the City's Health and Wellbeing Officer on 9528 0333 or customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

See below for the current Heart Foundation Walking Groups in Rockingham and start walking today.

WhereWhenStarting pointContact
Baldivis Pole Walking GroupWednesday 8.30am
(9am in winter months)
 
Arpenteur Park (Settlers Hills Oval Grandstand, Arpenteur Drive, Baldivis)Gerry - 0499 988 073
Tony- 0432 365 056
 
Golden Bay Walking GroupSaturdays 8amDaniel Kelly Memorial Skate Park, Aurea Boulevard, Golden BayKate - 0407 733 831
Harbour Family Chiropractic Walking ClubTuesday and Thursday 8.30amSecret Harbour (Secret Harbour Anglican Church) and Safety Bay (Pengo's Cafe)Nikki - 0424 126 055
Orange WalkersWednesday 9am
(9.30am winter months)
Autumn Centre (32 McNicholl Street)Autumn Centre- 9528 8560
RAD Walking Group- (Rockingham, Alzheimers and Dementia)
 
Friday (fortnightly)
10am–11am. Starting again 7 August 2020.
 
Village Green
(Cnr Patterson Road and Flinders Lane)
Penny-
9528 0336
Rockingham Senior Recreation Council Pole Walking
 
Tuesday
8.30am
Village Green
(Cnr Patterson Road and Flinders Lane)
Chris - 0439 934 100
Rockingham Walking for Health and FitnessTuesday, Thursday and Sunday 7am
(Start at 8am from March)
Various locations around Rockingham (Safety Bay Yacht Club, Waikiki Beach, Warnbro Beach, Rockingham Beach, Shoalwater Shopping Centre)Jenny - 0408 974 112
 
Solquest StridersTuesday and Thursday 4.30pmCorner of Solquest Way and Tehani Close, Cooloongup, 6168Elissa - 0421 168 683
Walkie TalkiesMonday 10.15amChurchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore near the Granite Ball (Flinders Lane Car Park)Penny - 9528 0336
Warnbro Sound Walkers
 
Wednesday 8am
 
Waikiki Beach car park gazebo (Cnr Safety Bay Road and Warnbro Beach Road)Colin-
9592 2987
Westie Walkers Southside (Westie Dog Walking Group, open to everyone)Wednesday 9amRockingham Foreshore.Penny - 9528 0336

Visit the Heart Foundation website for more information about Heart Foundation walking. If you are interested in starting a walking group, contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

 

parkrun 

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from walkers or those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; parkrun welcome you all.

Rockingham parkrun  parkrun

  • Every Saturday at 8am
  • Starts at Churchill Park, Rockingham Foreshore

Visit Rockingham parkrun for more information.

Tamworth Wetlands parkrun

  • Every Saturday at 8am
  • Starts at Tamworth Wetlands, corner Safety Bay Road and Nairn Drive, Baldivis

Visit Tamworth Wetlands parkrun for more information.

Your Move Rockingham 

We run the Your Move program with the Department of Transport. Your Move promotes walking, cycling, scooting and public transport to get around Rockingham. The program offers support and advice to help you find other ways to get to and from school, your workplace and around your local area. You can get involved by walking, riding and using public transport whenever possible. It is a great way to increase physical activity, reduce environmental impact and connect with others. 

We have a number of local Your Move schools committed to increasing active transport among their students. If you would like to find out more about the Your Move program, visit the Your Move website for ideas, resources and tools to get you and your family moving.

If you would like to hear more about how to get Your Move in your school, contact us on 9528 0333 or email customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

Your Move maps

Together with the Department of Transport, we have developed two maps (Rockingham and Rockingham South) to make active transport easier to access in the City of Rockingham. One side of the map focuses on public transport and the other side of the guide is for walking and cycling.
 
​Please note that bus and cycle routes may have changed since the initial publication of the maps.
 
Please see below for the current Your Move Rockingham and Public Transport maps.

Walking trails

Take a step in the right direction and borrow a pedometer from any of the City's four libraries. A pedometer is a great tool to help measure the number of steps you take each day.

The City of Rockingham has many interesting places to walk. Some suggested local walks can be found below. 

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