The JLF Trek SA 2018

About the Event


DATE: 18 & 19 May 2018



Registration for The JLF Trek is $250 per person (inc GST). Numbers are limited so get in quick!

Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and non tax-deductible. 

The fees are paid by credit card via our secure payment facility at the time of registration. It is important to note that your place is only secured once your payment has been received by us. 



Day 1: Marrabel to Kapunda (41km)

Day 2: Mt Crawford to Bethany (35km)


View Map here



Safety throughout The JLF Trek is our number one priority. At the event briefing you will be told everything you need to know about safety including all the emergency and checkpoint procedures and any last-minute changes to the route and bus departure details. 

You will be required to collect your Event Pack at the briefing. This will contain your JLF cap, hike guide and your event bib number. * You will not be permitted to take part in The JLF Trek without your bib. 



Thursday 17 May 2018



Venue to be confirmed 



Event Pack collection 5.00-6.00pm

Event Briefing 6.00pm – 7.00pm



Buses will transport you to the starting line each day.  

Day 1: Departing from Kapunda, approximately 6.15am

Day 2: Departing from Bethany Reserve, Tanunda, approximately 6.15am

* Exact time and location of bus departure and meeting points will be communicated prior to the event. 



You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements and we recommend you stay in either Kapunda or Tanunda for the duration of the event.  


Raised so far



Fundraising is an essential element of The JLF Trek and we encourage you to strive for an individual fundraising goal of $500. 

We ask you to aim high because every dollar helps prevent bowel cancer and allows us to continue the important work we do to save lives. 

Please note, the registration fee does not apply to your fundraising commitment. 


Where does the money go? 

We rely on the generosity of donors to fund a number of important initiatives that raise awareness about bowel cancer and the importance of early detection. 

A small portion of all donations covers our administration costs. For more information, please refer to our Annual Review published on our website. 


View the Fundraising Guidelines here



Compulsory items you need to carry

  • Your JLF cap & BIB (fixed to outer clothing or backpack) 
  • The hike guide provided in your Event Pack 
  • A backpack or the like for first aid items
  • Wet weather gear (light weight rain coat or poncho) 
  • A water bladder or water bottle 
  • Basic first aid e.g. bandages, blister pads, band aids, anti inflammatory gels, sun screen, pain relief and insect repellent 
  • Emergency space blanket (available from St John for $5.00) in the case of injury 
  • Personal medication eg EpiPen, Ventolin etc 
  • Food/snacks e.g. nuts, protein balls etc


What we recommend 

Please work out what’s best for you and make sure you are comfortable – it’s a long way! 

  • Walking shoes, trainers or boots with grip that are worn in 
  • Cotton t-shirts or singlet 
  • Warm woollen jumper or polar fleece 
  • Wet weather gear (light weight rain coat or poncho) 
  • Spare socks and shoes if conditions are wet 
  • Trekking poles 
  • Vaseline / Body Glide for your feet 
  • Small hand towel for any creek crossings 
  • Plastic bag for wet clothing
  • Small torch, compass, matches and whistle 


Am I fit enough to do The JLF Trek? 

The JLF Trek is an endurance event that is not for the faint-hearted. It will challenge you physically and mentally. Whether you complete the distance or not, it’s a rewarding experience that will fill you with a huge sense of achievement. 

Please make sure you prepare well in advance and get your body used to long distance walking on varying elevations and surfaces. If you have a pre-existing injury or illness, you should seek medical advice before commencing the hike. 

You can follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date with news, recommended hikes, training tips and more. 



Who can enter? 

The JLF Trek is open to anyone over the age of 14, however children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 


How do I register? 

Every participant needs to register and set up an individual fundraising page. In this process, you will be asked to create a username and password so you can login to your profile and make changes to your fundraising page, set up a team, join a team or leave a team you have joined. 


How do I login to my profile? 

  1. Go to 
  2. Enter your username and password and select ‘sign in’ 


How do I start a team? 

You can start a team throughout the registration process OR you can do this at a later date by logging into your profile.


Steps to set up your team:

  1. Nominate yourself as the Team Manager and tell your friends you are setting up the team and inform them of the name of the team. 
  2. Login to your profile 
  3. Under the ‘registration field’ select ‘start team’ 
  4. Enter the team name, upload a team photo and words for the team fundraising page. 
  5. Select using the drop down box whether your team will be fundraising as individuals or as a team (see explanations below).


How can I join a team? 

If the team you want to join has been created by the Team Manager, you can login to your profile using the steps above and under the ‘registration’ field, select ‘join team’. From here, select the team you would like to join from the drop down list.


There are two ways you can fundraise as a team:


Fundraising as individuals: 

Each person within your team will have their own individual fundraising page within your team page. Each team member’s fundraising tally will combine to show the team total on your page as a whole.


Fundraising as a team: 

Fundraising can only be done as a whole team and displayed on the page as one team tally. Please note: Donations will not appear against individuals tallies and cannot be split. 


Can I get a refund or is the registration fee transferrable? 

No. The Registration Fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and not tax deductible. 


What can I expect at the checkpoints? 

You will be greeted by our friendly event staff and volunteers where you will be required to sign in before moving through the checkpoint. 

Morning tea: Fruit, coffee & tea, cake, water

Lunch: Simple sandwiches, Vita-Weat’s, Rice Cakes, fruit, water

Afternoon tea: Something sweet, fruit and Go Natural protein bars water

  • St John will be on hand to assist with First Aid 
  • While we do the utmost to cater to a wider variety of tastes and dietary requirements, the checkpoints are run by volunteers and designed to be a quick stop! 
  • A number of portable toilets will be at each checkpoint. Please be patient while you wait your turn as due to the locations of the checkpoints we can be limited to the number we can have at each site.


Do I have to complete the whole distance? 

You can select to hike one or both days during the registration process. During the event, if you are unable to complete the distance for any reason, speak to event officials at a checkpoint and you will be transported to the finish line. 

Do not continue past a checkpoint if you have any fitness or health concerns or are worried about your ability to continue to the next checkpoint. 


Are there time restrictions? 

For safety reasons, all participants must finish the day’s hike in daylight hours, therefore must pass through the third checkpoint by approximately 3.00pm each day. You will be advised of the precise cut-off times prior to the event. Once this checkpoint is closed you will not be permitted to continue. 


Where do I find the latest weather conditions? 

Please be prepared to hike in sunshine and rain. It can be very cold in the morning and during the day if it has been raining. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts on 


What about meals? 

You will need to make arrangements for dinners and breakfast each morning. Please note that buses can leave very early in the mornings so make sure you eat before you leave or take something for breakfast to eat on the bus. 


What happens at the finish line on the last day?

You will be treated to a catered celebration at the finish line on Saturday. This runs from early afternoon once you cross the finish line and closes by 7.00pm. Your family and friends are welcome to attend and they will have the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to the event. 


What if I have dietary requirements? 

Please let us know when you register if you have dietary requirements and we will try to accommodate where possible. 


What about insurance? 

While we undertake all measures possible to ensure your safety, you are responsible for your own health and wellbeing in the lead up to and during the event. Make sure you have relevant health insurance and ambulance cover. 


Will my mobile phone work? 

Mobile coverage is not always reliable due to some remote locations we visit. We ask you to download the Emergency+ app, which will provide your GPS location in an emergency. 


What do I do if I need help? 

For your safety, we ask that you always hike with at least one other person. Our support crew will be able to assist at the checkpoints and will also act as sweep walkers to assist anyone in need along the trail. We also have a command centre that can be contacted in the event of an emergency. 


What facilities are on the trail? 

Facilities on the trail are basic at best. There are very few campsites or rest spots along the way that have toilets or water tanks. 


Is alcohol permitted?

Alcohol is not permitted on the trail or bus transport.


Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Darcy Bryson $100 Hi Grandma. I just wanted to say I'm very proud of you taking this trek. Lots of cuddles when you get back. Love Darcy
Sonia Mir $40 Keep up the great work Sophie! You can do it.
Cathy Perry $50 What an amazing reason to trek. Absolutely support you. Al the best with your training.
Julianne Pierce $100 Great work Zan. Best of luck with the 80km walk!!
Felicity Gates $100 You are my inspiration dear cousin! Love Flic x