The JLF Trek SA 2019

About the Event

Explore the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula coast and inland countryside around Victor Harbor hiking 80km, 25km or 10km in the name of bowel cancer prevention. Set yourself a personal challenge, get fit, have fun with friends and meet new people while enjoying the camaraderie and experiencing an adventure in the great outdoors. The JLF Trek ends with a celebration party at the finish line, with food, drinks and music!

Don’t miss out on this incredible challenge. Places will be limited.

80km | 25km | 10km

 

KEY DATES

EVENT BRIEFING (ADELAIDE) – THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2019

EVENT BRIEFING (VICTOR HARBOR) – THURSDAY 16 MAY 2019

80km – DAY 1 FRIDAY 17 & DAY 2 SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019

25km & 10km – DAY 2 SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019

 

CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE!

80km – Group 1 – Friday and Saturday

25km – Group 2 – Saturday only

10km – Group 3 – Saturday only

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

80km – Group 1 – Friday and Saturday

$275*

 

25km – Group 2 – Saturday only

$185*

 

10km – Group 3 – Saturday only

$25*

 

* Includes all bus transfers

Entry permitted to ages 14 and over (participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Fees are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that we do not accept AMEX or Diners Club. Registrations will close on Friday 12 April 2019 unless sold out prior.

 

WHERE ARE WE TREKKING?

80KM GROUP 1
DAY 1 – FRIDAY 17 MAY | 40KM

Start – Fleurieu Milk Company, Myponga

CP1 – Nunn Road, Myponga

CP2 – Roads Lane, Inman Valley

CP3 – Tugwell Road, Black Valley

Finish – Petrel Cove, Encounter Bay

 

DAY 2 – SATURDAY 18 MAY | 40KM

Start – Tunkhead Road, Tunkalilla

CP1 – Mount Scrub Road, Waitpinga

CP2 – Waitpinga Campground, Waitpinga

CP3 – King Head, Waitpinga

Finish – Eat at Whalers Inn, Encounter Bay

 

25KM GROUP 2
DAY 2 – SATURDAY 18 MAY | 25KM

Start – Parson’s Beach, Waitpinga

CP1 – Waitpinga Campground, Waitpinga

CP2 – King Head, Waitpinga

Finish – Eat at Whalers Inn, Encounter Bay

 

 

10KM GROUP 3
DAY 2 – SATURDAY 18 MAY | 10KM

Start – Eat at Whalers Inn, Encounter Bay

CP3 – King Head, Waitpinga

Finish – Eat at Whalers Inn, Encounter Bay

 

THE FINE PRINT

Jodi Lee Foundation are the event organisers of The JLF Trek SA 2019. If we deem the route unsafe (due to but not limited to heavy rain, lightning, high winds, bushfire or ‘acts of god’) we may, at our sole discretion, re-route The JLF Trek, find an alternative shortened course or cancel the event. If the event is cancelled, re-routed or shortened, no refund of registration fees, fundraising monies or transfer to another JLF Trek event will be made. Due to the nature of our events and the months of preparation involved, the event will not be re-scheduled to any other weekend. We also reserve the right to change the route or checkpoint locations or distances as necessary. Any changes will be communicated to participants prior to the event. Buses to the starting lines for each group will depart from Victor Harbor – location and times to be advised. Car parking will be advised closer to the event date.

 

EVENT BRIEFING

Your safety throughout The JLF Trek is our number one priority. At the event briefings 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. Briefing location and times to be advised. We will be running two event briefings in 2019.  

EVENT BRIEFING (ADELAIDE) – THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2019

EVENT BRIEFING (VICTOR HARBOR) – THURSDAY 16 MAY 2019

 

EVENT DAY TRANSPORT

On event days, coaches will transport you to the starting line. Car parking will be available at the bus departure locations. Locations and times will be advised in the coming months.

 

ACCOMMODATION

You are responsible for making your own accommodation arrangements. We recommend you stay in or near Victor Harbor for the duration of the event. Visit the official Victor Harbor Holiday and Tourism website here to help plan your accommodation.

 

$730

Raised of $250,000 Goal

Fundraising

Did you know that we rely on fundraisers like yourself so we can continue to raise awareness for bowel cancer prevention? And with bowel cancer still the second most common cancer in Australia we have a lot more work to do!

 

We have set a minimum fundraising goal for each of you:

  • 80km Group 1 and 25km Group 2 trekkers have an individual fundraising target of $500
  • 10km Group 3 trekkers have an individual fundraising target of $100

 

And you can always set your own target higher!

 

If you are taking part in a team, you still have your individual fundraising goal to hit. We ask you to aim high because every dollar helps us get closer to our goal of saving more lives.

 

You can kick off your own fundraising with a tax deductible donation when you register or do it later down the track. Please note that your registration fee does not contribute to your fundraising goal. Fundraising can be fun and you will be surprised how many people will support a cause they know if close to your heart. We have also developed a bunch of resources to help make your fundraising journey as easy as possible. 

 

So, make your JLF Trek really count and trek for good in 2019. We know you’ll feel good after.

 

MY PROFILE

Once you have registered you will be able to log in to YOUR PROFILE with your username and password. To help you on your fundraising journey you will find a bunch of tools when you log in. When you log on to your profile you will see tabs called RESOURCE and SEND EMAILS.

Here you will find
  • Facebook and Instagram banners and profile pics to use on your social media
  • Awesome posters to let people know you’re taking part in The JLF Trek
  • More awesome posters to use for your fundraising!
  • Email templates to thank sponsors
  • Email templates to ask for support

 

You can log on to your profile here.

 

FUNDRAISING INSPO!

You can start fundraising for The JLF Trek as soon as you have registered and have your profile set up. Kick start with your own fundraising with a tax deductible donation and then send an email far and wide to friends, family, colleagues… anyone really(!) with a link to your fundraising page.

Get social and post your link to your favourite social media 

You can hold a fundraising event for The JLF Trek on any day, at anytime, anywhere before you start trekking. Whether it is an office bake sale, a lemonade stall with your kids, a garage sale, or hosting your own movie night – whatever form your fundraising takes – you will be raising funds for a cause close to your heart. 

So, what are you waiting for? Get moving. Get organised. And make sure you share your efforts with all your friends and family. You may be surprised with the results!

 

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

We rely on fundraising and the generosity of donors to support our initiatives that raise awareness about bowel cancer and the importance of early detection. 

Plan

AM I FIT ENOUGH TO DO THE JLF TREK? 

If you are taking on the 80km signature 2-day JLF Trek, be warned that it is an endurance event. It will challenge you physically and mentally. Bit with the right preparation we know you will love it.

 

We have created a high-intensity 8-week training guide you can download here to get you JLF Trek ready. You can also join The JLF Trek Training Community to stay up to date with news, training tips, progress from your fellow trekkers and more.

 

We have introduced two new distances on Day 2 (Saturday 18 May) for those wanting to try trekking for the first time (10km) or those more advanced (25km) but not ready for the full 2-day experience. Whatever distance you choose, 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 registering. 

 

Are there compulsory items you need to carry?

Yes! Compulsory gear you must carry listed below:

  • Your event day bib (fixed to outer clothing or backpack so it is visible at all times)
  • A 2L water bladder or 2L water bottle (filled at the start of the day)
  • Basic First Aid (e.g. blister pads, band-aids, sunscreen, tape, bandage) + 1 emergency/space
  • Personal medication eg EpiPen, Ventolin etc 
  • Food/snacks e.g. nuts, protein balls etc

 

What else do you recommend we pack?

  • Your phone
  • 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 or beach walking
  • Plastic bag for wet clothing
  • Small torch, compass, matches and whistle
  • Groovy Gaitors, cuffs or gaiters to keep stones and debris out

FAQ

WHERE CAN I FIND THE ROUTE DETAILS FOR 80KM, 25KM OR 10KM?

This is still coming! We’re going digital in 2019 and promise to share all the intricate route detail soon. We will also provide a Hike Guide you can download.  

 

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 HTTPS://APP.JODILEEFOUNDATION.ORG.AU/LOGIN 

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 AFTER REGISTERING

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 

 

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.

 

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 SHOULD I WEAR?

Please work out what’s best for you and make sure you are comfortable – 80km is especially a long way! Walking shoes or boots, trainers or trail running shoes are recommended. We don't suggest you wear brand new shoes – wear something you have trained in and are comfortable for you. Most of our trekkers wear leggings, lightweight hiking pants or shorts. Layers are good! It’s cold in the morning but the weather can warm up and you will also warm up. A warm jacket, warm vest and wet weather gear will make your trek more comfortable. 

 

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 (gluten free options available)

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? 

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 WWW.BOM.GOV.AU

 

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 DAY 2?

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 celebrate your achievement and will be able to purchase drinks and food at the venue.

 

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.  

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

IS ALCOHOL PERMITTED?

Alcohol is not permitted on the trail or bus transport.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ROUTE?

The Jodi Lee Foundation reserves the right to change or amend the route for the safety of participants. This may be due to extreme weather conditions, changes to the trail or track we are accessing and/or other factors outside of our control. Our goal is to find you the best route along some of Australia’s finest hiking trails and get your finished in daylight hours. However, locations that suit our start and finish lines or checkpoints may be affected or altered due to local authorities and again, circumstances outside of our control. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of distances and maps, Jodi Lee Foundation accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage alleged to be suffered by anyone as a result of the publication of this map or our Hike Guide, or as a result of the user or misuse of the information provided herein. Feedback and recommended corrections are welcomed. The actual JLF Trek route may vary, but it will marked accordingly and our volunteers will direct you to follow the route as marked.

Partners

Donations

Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Jaimie Richards $120 Thank you for running the JLFT’s in Australia, brilliant well organised events Australia wide. Looking forward to 2019.
Catherine Bell $25
Jude D’Silva $40 Great cause Br nda!!
Beck Middleton $75 Go you crazy chick! Doing a great thing x
cameron bridgman $40
Carolyn Gladwin $20
Helen Bafunno $50 Looking forward to lots of laughs along the way ladies and a promise of a fine wine at the end.
Lisa Taglienti $50 All the best girls
Anonymous $100
Rachel McCulloch $20 Good work ladies, great cause my Grandpa too is a survivor of 5 years and my daughter had a garage sale 3 years ago and raised 1000 for bowel cancer
Carolyn Martin $50 Go girls!xx
Na $40 Awesome! Good luck. Xx
Tracy Glover $50 A cause very close to my heart. Well done to you and Isabella for undertaking this trek for such a great indetful cause.
Renee Davy $25
Anna-Lisa Reeves $25 Always on an adventure....