Walk a Mile in My Boots
There are nearly 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia every year
We think that’s too many people facing poverty and disadvantage
Each year we call on South Australians to show their support for people facing homelessness by joining us and experiencing what it is like on a cold, winter's morning to walk one mile to find something to eat, a hot cup of tea or coffee, and a friendly face.
By joining us to Walk a Mile in My Boots, for people experiencing homelessness, you're helping someone doing it tough realise they are not alone. Because no person who is homeless should feel like they’re walking alone.
In 2018 nearly 13,000 people walked a mile with us across Adelaide, McLaren Vale and At My School events in a tremendous show of support for Hutt St Centre, and people experiencing homelessness and disdvantage.
Friday, August 9 2019
7:00 am for a 7:30 am start time
Start: Victoria Park /Pakapakanthi (Wakefield Road entrance)
Finish: South Park Lands/ Wita Wirra Park, Hutt Road
The walk begins at Victoria Park/ Pakapakanthi (Wakefield Road entrance), along Hutt Street and past Hutt St Centre, and finishing in the South Park Lands, Hutt Road with a ‘traditional’ Hutt St Centre egg and bacon breakfast kindly provided by BADGE.
It is held bright and early at 7:00 am for a 7:30 am start, and will only take 1 hour of your time, allowing you to go to work or school afterwards.
Breakfast: at the Finish Line enjoy a BBQ bacon and egg breakfast and a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate
Duration: the walk will take approx. 30mins from the Start Line to the Finish Line
To facilitate the safe passage of our walkers, temporary road closures will be in place between 7:00am–9:00am at:
- Wakefield Road (westbound lanes only) between Dequetteville Terrace and Wakefield Street
- Wakefield Street (westbound lanes only) between Wakefield Road and Hutt Street
- Hutt Street (southbound lanes only) between Wakefield Street and South Terrace
- Hutt Road (southbound and northbound lanes) between South Terrace and the Finish Line in Peppermint Park/Wita Wirra (Park 18)
Parking is available on Beaumont Road and East Terrace in the city. Also Fullarton Road, next to Victoria Park has parking available – but if you can get dropped off, that’s even better!
Adelaide Metro provide a free city bus service which may help you get back to your workplace or car. For timetable and route details please visit Adelaide Metro's website.
Public toilets are located at Victoria Park, at the North end (near the start line) and some located on site at the finish line.
Will the event be cancelled if it rains?
The event will only be cancelled if it is not safe to proceed (eg serve weather warning, thunderstorm)
If any changes are made to the event, this will be communicated to participants the day beforehand on the website, Facebook, and where possible, by email.
What clothing should I wear for the event?
If the forecast is for rain, please come prepared with warm clothing, umbrella and suitable closed-toe shoes.
If you want to challenge yourself, and better appreciate what a morning could be like for a person experiencing homelessness, consider removing a jacket or scarf and feel the chill while walking your mile.
Can I bring my dog to the walk?
Yes. Please make sure your dog is on a lead and any waste is picked up.
How long does the walk go for?
The walk will take 30 minutes, followed by a ‘traditional’ Hutt St Centre BBQ breakfast provided by BADGE. You should allow at least 1 hour of your time for the event.