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
jbhassell $120 Go Shylie
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
Fiona Griscti $50 Well done Amanda!
St. Margaret's $50
Ginny Ligertwood $150 Well done Heather. Hope the toe-nails grow back.
emily jones $20 Well done Kate!
Emily Jones $20 Well done !!
Eric Beere $50 Apologies for the delay Lou and Danielle - hope it all went well! Cheers Eric
Christine Lai $50 Well done! C, D, L and M
Sharon Murray $20 Well done guys. You are all bloody awesome!
Michelle Noonan $50 Congratulations on your walk.
Heather Marshal $20
Kate Wagnitz $30 Well done! Looked like fun
Lions Club of Jamestown $200
anna hill $50
Nikki Dyson $100
Lucy Verco $25
u+me=fit $100 Well done Tarn! What a wonderful gesture to raise awareness, and some of that scenery looked fantastic! You have inspired me to get a team together for next year!
gerard corradini $50 Well done Caroline, great effort for a very good cause! Cheers, Gerard
Anonymous $50
Sue Mavropoulos $150 All the best Sally! Well done for supporting such an important cause. Sue xx
Elizabeth Murphy $50 Great effort Fiona Cheers Link &Liz
Daniel Osborne $20
Meredith Phillips $30 Well done Sally. Glad you are still walking after those blisters!
Anonymous $114
Cassie Kozi $50
Little Projects Pty Ltd $1,000 Fantastic work over the weekend! Well done Shona and team
Perks Integrated Business $147 All the best Ladies!!
AHrmony Property Syndication $50 Go Martin!
James Whalland $40 Love ya work Dave. No pain no gain.....
Cathy Haddad $20 Hope it all went well Amy xc
Christine Redden $100 Well done Valmai you worked really hard and got there, donation to good cause touching many families.
Jane Gregurke $50
Superior Numbers $50 Well Done Emma and the Crew xoxo
Maddie Walker $20 Well done Anna. Such a great cause.
Leanne Keller $105 Anzac breakfast donations
Jen and Ian Ramsay $100
EyeClick $20 Hello Mel, great action, for a fantastic cause, well done !!!
Emma Prosser $50 Congrats Fi, amazing effort. Hope to join you next year. X
Gordon McConville $100 Well done - great achievement!
Jern yee Chen $50 Awesome effort Fi! Hope your knee was survived the trek! xx
David Sanders $100 Well done Sal - I hope those thighs have recovered!!
Janet Scammell $50 Woop Woop, getting you girls across the $5K mark!
Nola Bellenger $52 Team Healthies
Carol Reginato $20 Go Nols!
Lee Swift $20 Team Healthies
Linda Palmer $120 Massage Morning - Team Healthies
Mrs $5 Go Nola
The Early years at Seymour $115
Tina Brock $30 Well done guys!! Love Teen & Harry xx
Cathie Dryden $40
Pat Siew $20
Manda Johnston $100
Georgia Weir $50
kerry Scanlan $40
Shirley Fisher $50 Go Fi!
Elaine Cherry $20
RBG Adelaide - Fundraiser $60
St Margaret's Rehabilitation Hospital $113
Catherine Hicks $50 Thanks Sally Foster! Really appreciate your support and encouragement x
Fundraising JLF $205
Desley Berry $25
Stirling Podiatry Clinic $20
Angela Hazebroek $50
Karen Kupke $50 Lots of love
Annonymous $575
Kate Switajewski $100
Yvonne Hillier $50 Awesome job J & D!! xx
Steven & Leanne Sanders $50 Well done Sal!
William Wood $75 Well done all of you.
ANZ $25 Better late than never
David and Barb Hassell $100 Well done Chloe
Barbra White $250 Well done
Rotary Club of Encounter Bay $25 Great effort John.
AJG $323 Well Done.
Pulteney Grammar School $20 Cheering on Sally Sanders of the crazy curls + the "Rapid Thigh Movement"! Kwokkie X
Karen Wille $60 Well done!
Diesy ODriscoll $350 Wood $300 Trudy & Merv Dunstan $50
1966 $30 A bit late but hope I can still donate
Craig Clogg $50 Job well done- from Craig, Melissa, Ella & Toby
AOH $50 Go Tim!
Calvary North Adelaide Hospital $250 Fiona. Good Luck on the Trek! From the team at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital.
Anonymous $10 Well done Kathryn
Marisa Unerkov $100 Awesome work Georgie and Flavia!
Urban Habitats $100
Louise Rodgers $50 Well done Hip Hikers!
Clinpath $20 Well done to Jane and the rest of the team! Top effort!
Natasha Ronald $100 Well done girls xxxx
jane yuile $100 A great achievement for a great cause!!
ipac south australia $25 Well done Robyn and Kate!
Mr $100 Congratulations !
Linda Cochrane $100 Well done Kathryn !!!!
Emma McMahon $50 Awesome work Shona! I know that with people like you, doing events like this we will beat this shitty disease one day. Love Em x
Paula McMahon $50 So proud of you Shona! Love Aunty Paula & Uncle Mick
Jarrod Herring $30 Well done Jody!
Fiona Porter $20
Andrew and Mary Gubbins $100
Moo Premium Foods $100
Julie Lines $30 How could anyone not want to donate to a team with that name Sal! Amazing effort ladies :-)
Pave Cafe Collection Ives $29
Max and Emily Sayer $25 Well done Michelle again on being a part of this great cause.
Fiona Ingram $50 Great achievement and important fund-raising. Well done ! xx
Mark Jennings $50
Val Hellawell $10
Lynda Kutek $50 Well done ladies, great effort.
Ler Russell $50 Awesome job! Congrats Kaz & team x
Jan Gardiner $50 Amazing girls
Yvonne Allen $50 Beautiful country to walk in.
Liberty International Underwriters $250 All the best to the AJG team from LIU - great work!!
Melva Michaelis $100
Sue Johnson $60 Well done Lucy!
CoINVEST ltd $30 In memory of Janet, 1922-1968
Lesley Baker-Hames $100 Congratulations ladies - you are inspiring.
Alex Hackett $50 So proud of you all. Your grit, determination and enthusiasm are second to none. Well done on a brilliant trek. Next year?
Luke peeters $70 Well done guys
R c Michaelis Conc const $150 Good on you mate proud of my little bro
Jenny Ridge $50 Well done Sole Sisters and go Richelle. Wonderful Cause
Phil Allen $25
Phil Allen $25
Phil Allen $25
Jennifer Templeton $30 Well done Skye and team! Fantastic achievement! Love Jenny Gary and Pat Templeton
Kerryn Pearsons $50 Well done luv!
Andrina Lum $100
Anthony Adams $40 Well done gorgeous x
Huynh Dep $50 Well done Vy, hope you're not too sore
Specialist Machinery Sales $300 Congratulations Rachel. Nicole & I are proud of your achievement as you should be as well.
Sarah Guthrie $50 Good on you Fi!
Chantelle Nicholls $35 Brilliant effort Sarah (& team) hope you get a well earned rest after this xx
Eva O'Leary $20 Amazing effort guys!!
Nadia Ventura $10
Martin Altmann $100 amazing efforts Jules
Leandra Micallef $50 Well done Al
Penny McAlister $10 Awesome job girls!
Valda Taylor $20 Good on you Sanita, always adding a new adventure to your list of escapades.
Daina Lazdins $15 Good luck Sanita & have fun :)
Thais Barclay $20 Well done! xx
Sam Wong $100 Well done Fi!! Amazing effort and for such a great cause. Matt & Sam xx
Sam & Nyella Jarvis $100 Well done Tash, Melissa BJ & Co. GREAT effort
Emma Jackson $100 Fantastic effort today Tash for a cause close to my heart xx
Scott Armstrong $20 Best of Luck!
Sophie Eldridge $50
A Touch Of Beauty $500 A worthy cause, good luck Matt hope you raise a lot of awareness & funds. Jo x
MOVE PT $100 Awesomeness Matt and crew - great cause!
Sarah Pammenter $100 Well done Appila Girls! Very proud of your efforts once again, let's hope I can join you again in 2018 xx
Rebecca Gregory $25 Mel, you are amazing and an absolute inspiration!!
Danielle McMahon $200 With you all the way Shona! In memory of Aunty Min, and extra special finishing just in time for her birthday tomorrow. All my love, Dan
Anonymous $20 Well done Alan.
Natalie Pozzi $50 Better late than never Soph - well done to you and the girls....
Casey Hall $50 Well done Dani, super effort!
Donna Price $200 WELL DONE TO ALL...VERY INSPIRING!!! Let's hope all toe nails remain intact this year Tim xx
Jo Hill $200 You are amazing Rachel!! Bravo x
Ellen Schuler $50 GO GIRLS. You can do this!
James Gully $50 Go Emma! Gab & James xx
Kate McGavin $100 Well done girls! Awesome effort. Will join you one year xx
Clare Murphy $50 Great cause - fabulous effort Melissa & co!
Ishani Sood $50 Good Luck Bella! This is a really inspiring thing you are doing xx
Dawn Westmoreland $100 Go Lisa we are so proud of you
NA $50 A bit late, but better late than never. We are back in Oz over Christmas. Would be awesome if we could catch up. x Sas
Karen Rogers $200 Good on you Flavia and Georgie !!
Natalie Estcourt Hughed $50 Good luck Team Tutu Trekkers! Hope all is going well on the walk Xx
Georgina Gubbins $200
Frankie Sandow $25 These boots are meant for walking
Robert Bailey $100 Great work Abs!! Love from the fuzzies.
Loretta Luders $20 Congratulations Tarn. You are inspirational xx
Rachel Prashanth $100 Very proud of you. Cheering for you all the way.
Anneke Spencer $10
Joy Becker $50 In remembrance of your Mum, Shona. God Bless.
woorabinda $250
Ben Birks $100
Sanders Building Group $50 Go girls.......
Paul Cenko $50 Go KPMG girls You are amazing From Kate and Paul
Amy Williams $25 You guys are gold! ♥️
Codi Miegel $30 Keep walking Amy, thinking of you. You are an inspiration x
Nikki Booth $25 Well done girls -u can do it
Richard Barton $50 Go Tarn! Great effort for a great cause Love Nat and Barts xx
Anonymous $500 Good luck
Alex Mocanu $30 Miss Jackson I love and support everything you do!! You are a wonderful person! Go Team Jackson
Anonymous $20 Well done Sarah!!
Andriana Spyropoulos $60 You're amazing Jackie
Sue Shelton $20 Awesome Kathryn you go girl xxx
Peter Britten-Jones $110 Well done girls
Vic Pudney $100 Almost there, only 40km to go!!!!!!!!!!!
Pearly Ong $50 Go Sarah and Fiona!!
Jane Newton $30 Good luck shyles!! Xx hope toenails ok
Stefany Cronin $50 Good luck Abs, I know you'll smash it! Xx
Sue Davey $40 Good luck, hope it all goes well. Great effort X x
Veronica Duncan $100 Best of luck in completing the trek and much respect for contributing your time and effort for this worthy cause!!
Maureen Ritchie $30 Good luck Amy!
Karen Tidswell $30 Good on you Mel.. Such a deserving charity who do a Fabulous job..
Sandra Gosnell $40 All the best Anna, although I am a day late in posting this as you have already successfully completed 40km! An amazing effort for a very worthy cause xx
Katie and Sam Edwards $200 So proud of you all! Hope you are not too sore. Enjoy the scenery!?
Martin Batman $20 All the best mate. Hope u have a nice red waiting for you tomorrow when u finish
Carol Notwood $20 Wahooo. Go Cindy!! I'm very impressed with yr resilience and commitment. Xxx
Gina Merry $30 You've got this legs. We are so proud of you. Continuing to inspire us all.xx
Melissa Zadow $100 Goodluck Uncle Matt. A great cause very close to our hearts!
Sandra Clark $50 Go Tarn! We are very proud of you
Peregrine $30 Love you mum! So proud! Woop woop!!
Cate Owen $100 Soooo inspiring Shona - from a cancer suffererer please keep doing the great work in the voice of prevention . much love one of the courageous (sometimes) cousins xxx
Mandy Beresford $30 Thinking of you!!
Helen Murdoch $100
Kaye Greenwood $50 Super proud of your efforts. Go Kick Butt!
Peta Hawkins $20 Your awesome Tarn. All the best for tomorrow xx
Megan Arnott $200 Good luck girls. Shona, your mum would be so proud of you. Great cause, close to so many. The Arnott Family xx
Klaus and Irmie Stichel $100 Hope you smashed the first day. All the best for tomorrow.
Toby Hassell $50 Woo hoo! Go Aunty Shylie!!!
Paul Gowland $50 Go Tammy, toughen up princess. Love Juls, Paul, Colin and Judy
Emmy de Heus $50 Great work Daniella. Jodi Lee was in my nursing group when I started in 1985 at RAH and I have lost too many friends to cancer.
Michael Chennell $50 Well done ladies / girls and very proud Dad of Kerrianne Carter
Kim Stevens $25 Awesome job guys!
Stewie & Helen Smith $50 Good Luck Meridie, you are a champion!
Mez Lamb $50 Keep up the amazing work ladies! Just put one foot in front of the other. Xx
Martine Stockwell $15 Go girls. You're so many lots of awesome!!
Nerida Nelson $40 Go Robyn and Kate!! Love your work. Nx
Matthew Visentin $25 Good work Daniella
Ms $80 Great effort hip hikers good luck. Sue Mackirdy
Anonymous $20
Helen Brady $10
Teague Maria $50 Go Rachel, Sally and team!
Maree Jones $30 Good work dani a great cause! Hope the weather is kind to you all
Otr $20 Your are awesome girl. Goodluck xx
Chris Collins $50 21 full years, here's to the next 21!
Sally Mayne $20 Nice work Amy
Kelly Morgan $20 Good on you Fabes. I'm sure you will smash it!! Wishing you all the best
Greg Lyall $50 Go Al!!
Nicola Veitch $20 Go Girls!
Mark & Bronny Borgas $50 Well done Tarn - you are an inspiration!


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