The JLF Trek SA 2017

About the Event

This popular event runs on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May is one of The Jodi Lee Foundation's major fundraising events for 2017. This May we ask you to challenge yourself and hike 80km along the Heysen Trail to save lives by raising awareness of bowel cancer. 

The JLF Trek begins at dawn on both days:

  • Day One starts at Myponga and finishes at Petrel Cove, Victor Harbor.
  • Day Two starts at Tunkalilla and finishes again at Petrel Cove. At the finishing line join in our celebration with food, drinks, live music, speeches and for the very first time, some special awards!

The JLF Trek is an endurance event, designed to challenge you physically and mentally. The terrain is fairly moderate, however on day two your limits will be pushed as you face a number of challenging climbs and a long section of sandy beach. A medium to high level of fitness is required and with the right preparation and attitude you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.

Whether you complete the full 80km – or do one day or just sections of the Trek – we know you will be challenged, inspired and extremely proud of what you have achieved.

The Friends of the Heysen Trail, voluntarily build and maintain the waking trails. To ensure hikers stay on the trail the Association has marked it with distinctive red arrow markers. These can sometimes be difficult to follow… so be prepared for some orienteering!

The registration fee is $250 per person. This fee covers some of the costs involved to run this 2-day event. It also includes all your bus transfers to and from start and finish lines as well as free endurance and fitness training sessions for those that can make it to Adelaide.

Fundraising is an essential element of The JLF Trek as it allows us to continue the important work we do to save lives. We encourage you to strive for an individual fundraising goal of $850. This is just a guide but we ask you to aim high because every dollar helps prevent bowel cancer.

To provide detailed event logistics and safety information, a compulsory event briefing will be held on Thursday 18 May at 6.00pm in Victor Harbor.

Be quick to register as places are strictly limited. Registrations open until 14 April 2017 unless sold out prior. 

Everything you need to know is outlined here:

Frequently Asked Questions

Trail Map

Fundraising Guidelines

Community Ambassador Toolkit

Friends of the Heysen Trail


Raised so far



Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Emma Brown $230 Funds raised from Footy Tipping Competition
Kirsten Charity Trust $1,000
Tony McEvoy $100
Kick Butt $100
Lucy Wallace $100
Kate Poutilova $100 Amazing achievement! Big congrats Richelle & Sisters!! Kate & Andrei
Emma Brown $33 Donation Tin
Siobhain McConville $100 $50 from Ronnie and Pat $50 from Repromed theatre staff
Sheridan Adams $50 Inspiring effort Karen, great work.
Rhian Doecke $250 What an amazing thing you're doing Bec! You should be very proud of yourself x
Anonymous $25
CADDLE CRASH REPAIRS $200 Good Luck and enjoy! A great cause.
Mrs $10 Go Nola!
Kerry Sutter $40 Congratulations girls, what a fantastic effort for a very worthy cause. From Jed and Kerry Sutter
CGU $1,000 A worthy cause, well done
Alice&David Walters $50 Well done Mellie - what an inspiring effort from a great bunch of girls
Alice&David Walters $50 Well done Mellie - what an inspiring effort from a great bunch of girls
Alice & David Walters $50 Well done girls - what an inspiring effort from a great bunch of women and for a very worthy cause.
Michael Crouch $100
Optus $200 Thank you Justin for your support in the fight with cancer. I would like to contribute this small amount in memory of my Mother Lalita Devi Manandhar, who passed away a year ago. (Although she did not suffer from bawl cancer, it was still cancer that took her life)
Kerrianne Carter $150 Raffle ticket sales
Steve Astley $100 To Jason, Charmaine and rest of team and all participants awesome work, hope the blisters are gone now.
Christine Barber $50
Ben Gibson $100 Great cause Emma
Anna Eagleton $50 Better late than never! You are a champion once again babe!! Xxx


Name Total
Nicole Andrews $5,300
Fiona Fisher $5,250
Mel Millard $3,725
John Clements $3,562
Natasha Howard $3,350