Put Your Foot Down and make a real impact for pancreatic cancer

Location Details

Dixon Park, Merewether Beach

Our inaugural Put Your Foot Down Newcastle walk is being held on the iconic Merewether Beach and we’re inviting the Newcastle community to join us in creating a national movement in 2022 to help advocate for more funding and action for pancreatic cancer.

Our Put Your Foot Down walks are a fun way to start your Sunday morning by raising awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer with your local community.

We encourage all our walkers to dress passionately in purple with family, friends and four-legged friends to walk in memory or celebration of loved ones and come together for support, all while raising critical funds for pancreatic cancer research.

The 4km walk will be along the picturesque Merewether Beach and prizes will be awarded for the best dressed and highest fundraisers.

Funds raised from our Put Your Foot Down walks go toward helping achieve our mission of dramatically increasing survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by pancreatic cancer.

Get your purple outfits ready and join us at Dixon Park on 18 September

Fundraise for people living with pancreatic cancer

Fundraising fuels medical research which is critical to improving outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. Your fundraising efforts provide hope to those impacted by the disease and drive our ongoing research program, providing Australia’s best researchers an opportunity to work towards a possible future without pancreatic cancer. Fundraising is also easy and lots of fun!

Download our Fundraising Pack to get started.

COVID safe participation

The health and safety of our participants, partners and volunteers at each walk across Australia is our main priority. We are committed to holding COVID safe events for all and will work closely with local councils and state governments to comply with the regulations, restrictions and health advice at each event. Updated information on our guidelines and safety measures will be provided to all participants closer to the walk. You can see the latest COVID-19 information and advice on the NSW Health website.

To help with social distancing and to assist in managing participants, please register online before the walk!

Walk Schedule

8:30am Event registration opens, Merchandise sales open, Food & drinks for sale
9:30am Event start time
11:00am Prizes awarded for the highest fundraisers and best-dressed
12:00pm Event concludes

On the day

There will be a variety of food and drinks available from 8.30am. PanKind branded merchandise will also be available for sale on the day, so please help us maximise the funds raised for pancreatic cancer research by buying something to eat or some merchandise.

Parking - There is plenty of free parking available around Dixon Park;

Merewether Beach Car Park, Berner Street

Dixon Park, Ocean Street

Watkins Street, Car Park

Registration Fees

Age Cost per person (online)
Adult (18 yrs & over) $25
Child (5-17yrs) $10
Child (under 5yrs) FREE
Register now

Newcastle has raised...

Top Fundraisers

Top Individuals

  • Brett Robb Brett Robb $2,275.00
  • Lisa Kerkhof Anna Kerkhof $1,320.00
  • Marie Sams Marie Sams $1,200.00
  • Michelle Lynch Michelle Lynch $1,150.00
  • Esther Torrance Esther Torrance $1,145.00

Top Teams

Top Teams

  • Aleisha Preston Preso Team (Keith Preston) $12,365.00
  • Nicole Burke F1 Family $5,908.35
  • Sara Bloxham Team BMT $3,860.00
  • Louise Bailey Pete's Posse $3,300.00
  • Marie Sams Lucy’s Crew $2,255.00

Download our Put Your Foot Down posters and flyers below to print, share and put up at your place of work