The BRIGHT Walk is back this winter alongside spectacular Illuminate light installations 

SAHMRI’s BRIGHT Walk is back for 2022, with a new and epic 21km walking challenge to raise money for lifesaving medical research.

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The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) are bringing back the BRIGHT walk on 23 July to raise money for lifesaving medical research. 

The BRIGHT Walk is SAHMRI’s signature fund-raising event and is a powerful, illuminated, one night experience that will challenge you to walk a massive 21 kilometres at night in the middle of winter. 

The event will take place on the night of Saturday 23 July and will coincide with Illuminate Adelaide, a spectacular display of light installations in the city. 

Guided by the spectacular light features of Illuminate Adelaide, your path will wind from Adelaide’s CBD to North Adelaide and while the challenge will begin in the cold and in the dark, the path will become light and brighter as you go, passing the multitude of lights along the way.

As you pass through the finish line, you will be bathed in warmth and light as a symbol of the pursuit of a brighter, healthier future. 

The exact route is currently being kept a secret, but keep an eye on the SAHMRI Bright Walk page to find out updates. 

You’ll be able to download the route map and save it to your smartphone before the event so you won’t have to worry about your internet cutting out 10 kilometres in. 

The money you raise will allow SAHMRI researchers to get another step closer to the next life-changing discover, and bring us into a brighter future. 

Hundreds of researchers collaborate within SAHMRI’s iconic ‘Cheese grater’ building searching for better ways to treat, heal and care for people.  

Some examples of the research BRIGHT Walk will help to raise money for include Aboriginal health equity, research into the first omega-3 screening program for pregnant women, finding a cure for dementia and to slow age-related disease, and finally eradicating prostate cancer related deaths.

As Dr Tim Sargeant, Head of Lysosomal Health in Ageing, Lifelong Health explained, “I want people in South Australia and beyond to know about what SAHMRI is doing, and what it stands for. As a scientist, it is my duty to communicate with the public about science and its potential. I see the BRIGHT Walk as an important part of that work.”

There is no minimum fundraising amount needed to take part, but if you reach $500 you will get sent a BRIGHT Walk shirt. 

You can also earn exclusive goodies as your fundraising dollars stack up; prizes include water bottles, beanies, socks and more. 

If you’re wanting to take part, get an early and get access to the special launch price of just $50 for your registration fee. 

The SAHMRI Bright Walk takes place on Saturday July 23rd

For more information or to register head to the website!

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