Launceston's Urban Fringe Trail could be host to a unique walking festival, according to proponents in the Great Regional City Challenge.
The project is that of the Rotary Club of Central Launceston; member Andrew Lovitt said the idea came from a club member.
The proposal seeks to use grant funding from the challenge to upgrade infrastructure on the Launceston Urban Fringe Trail (LUFT): a series of walking tracks that circumvent the Launceston area.
It crosses through the City of Launceston, West Tamar and Meander Valley municipalities.
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As well as upgrades, the project proposes a festival be created similar to events like the Burnie 10 and Point to Pinnacle, where participants walk the track for charity.
"A walking festival - there are indications that it would be very popular," Mr Lovitt said.
"The walking event would eventually start to strengthen the Urban Fringe Trail because we'll move the walking event around different parts of the 102km circuit around Launceston."
The proposed event would support The Examiner's Empty Stocking Appeal.
Mr Lovitt said the LUFT would benefit from signage and accessibility upgrades.
He said unlike metropolitan cities with long walking tracks, a regional city such as Launceston lends itself to being accessible for all walking abilities.
"If we're the first to have a walking festival of any size or significance that'll keep the North of Tasmania happy with an event to look forward to," Mr Lovitt said.
"The ambition is to build pride in Launceston as you go around the different parts."
Voting for the Great Regional City Challenge closes on May 31.
Voters can nominate their five favourite projects of a possible 50, the highest ranked projects will receive part of a $100,000 grant. You can vote at launcestontogether.com.au.