The Male Bag March 2016

5km and 10km  Walk


Yarra Bend Park

The Male Bag Foundation is proud and excited to announce the first Male Bag March, a walk around the Yarra Bend Park, Melbourne`s own inner city bush land. Yarra Bend Park is more than 260 hectares of wild and varied park lands and bush. As soon as you commence this walk you will be immersed in nature as you follow this remarkable trail beside the twist and turns of the mighty Yarra River, over the scenic foot bridges, throughout the eucalypt bushlands, past colonies fruit bats and into pockets of park land you never knew existed. As this is not a race we would encourage all family members to join in and support the wonderful cause.  After all Prostate Cancer remains the number one men`s health issue in Australia today, approximately 20,000 men will be diagnosed each year and sadly over 3000 men will succumb to the disease annually.

So please support your Grandfathers, Fathers, Uncles, Husbands, Partners, Brothers and Sons –  in this exciting walk. 

Dogs (5km walk only)

Meeting Point IMG_6886The Yarra Bend Park is a multi-zone and dogs are permitted.  Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Due to the trail width we would prefer you restrict dogs to the 5km walk. Responsible dog owners please carry plastic bags to pick up all droppings, which can be deposited in bins near the toilet block or picnic areas


Sunday 6th March 2016

Meeting Point

Yarra Bend Road (off Heidelberg Road  )
Yarra Bend
Meet at the A E Corben Oval
(Opposite  Kanes  Bridge  – near the toilet block )

Starting Times

8.00 am Registration
8.45 am Pre Walk Briefing
9.00 am Start Walking

Entry Fee

Yarra River IMG_6850The entry fee for this fundraising event is $40 per head regardless of the distance 5 or 10km walk
All walkers will receive a free Male Bag Foundation hat, Blue for the 5km walk and Red for the 10km walk.

Registration will open up at 8 am on the Sunday morning.

Or you can pre-register as a family or company and all pre-registered companies will have the opportunity to display  your company logo  on the Male Bag Foundation web site which will be linked to the Every Day Hero’s website so that your friends and colleagues can donate to this worthy cause.

For pre-registration please contact the event coordinator Julian  Dewan  0418 329 704 or  with your group details and company logo which will be put up on the Male Bag Foundation web site with a link to the Every Day Hero`s for further donations from friends and colleagues

Prepaid entry fees can be paid direct into the Westpac BSB  033 039    Acc 763 946  (  please note your name on the bank payment )

Kanes_bridgeThe Walk

Walk Distances   5 km  Approx ( Blue Hats event ) and 10 Km  Approx (Red Hats event)

The walk start is on Yarra Bend Road opposite the Corden Oval and both walks will be starting at the same time

The 5k walkers will be given a Blue Hat and the 10km walkers will be given a Red Hat. The 5km walk will be identified with blue ribbons on trees along the route and the 10km walk will be identified with red ribbons along the walk. Members of the Male Bag Foundation will be acting as field marshals to guide you through the walk. Water stations will be positioned on route with water cups along the route. Please place your cups in the bins afterwards

Track Intersections will be clearly marked with coloured directional arrows and in some situations walk marshals.

Both walks will finish at Kanes Bridge next to the Corben oval, and for those interested after the walk you can purchase coffee and cakes at the Studley Park Boat House.

Please forward this invitation to anyone that may be interested

For any further information contact

Julian Dewan 0418 329 704
Tony Clayton 0488 444 699