The JLF Trek SA 2020

About the Trek


7 & 8 AUGUST 2020


The JLF Trek is an endurance event designed to challenge you physically and mentally. A medium to high level of fitness is required but with the right preparation and attitude you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve. Whether you complete the full two-day event or a shorter section, this weekend will leave you inspired and ready to take on the world.

The JLF Trek SA in 2020 is special as it marks our 10th anniversary year.  

Taking place between Jupiter Creek and Mount Compass, you will trek through the beautiful Kuitpo Forest and stunning Fleurieu Peninsula countryside. The event ends with our infamous finish line celebration at Fox Gordon Winery complete with a hearty meal, drinks and live music.

The Friends of the Heysen voluntarily maintain the waking trail and mark it with distinctive red arrow markers to help hikers stay on the track. These can sometimes be difficult to follow if you are not paying attention, so be prepared for some orienteering.

Registrations close on Friday 24 July 2020 unless sold out prior and places are strictly limited. Don't miss out on this incredible challenge.


70.5km | Friday 7 August + Saturday 8 August
Entry fee $275
Individual fundraising target $500

35.5km | Saturday 8 August
Entry fee $185
Individual fundraising target $500

27km | Saturday 8 August
Entry fee $185
Individual fundraising target $300

10.5km | Saturday 8 August
Entry fee $60
Individual fundraising target $150

*distances are estimates only

Entry is permitted to ages 14 and over (participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). 

Your entry fee covers the cost of this fully supported event, including safety and management, food and drinks at checkpoints and a finish line celebration. It is not a donation.

While COVID-19 restrictions remain in place, we are offering a full refund of registration fees or transfer of your registration to another JLF event. 


Friday, 7 August 2020 
35km - Mount Compass to Kuitpo Forest (Christmas Hill Rd)
Start time - 7.00am
Carpark - Mount Compass Caravan Park, 83 Heysen Blvd, Mount Compass 
View Friday's map here 

Saturday, 8 August 2020 
35.5km - Jupiter Creek to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo Forest
Start time - 7.00am
Carpark - Rubbish Dump Rd (turns into Berry Rd) Jupiter Creek
View 35.5km map here

27km - Rocky Creek Hut, Meadows to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo Forest
Start time - 8.00am
Carpark - Rocky Creek Hut, Sidler Rd, Meadows
View 27km map here

10.5km – Chookarloo Camp Ground, Kuitpo Forest to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo Forest
Start time - 12.30pm
Carpark - Chookarloo Camping Ground, Kuitpo Forest
View 10.5km map here


We regularly post announcements and updates about The JLF Trek on our website. For the latest information, click here


If you are looking for more information about The JLF Trek, click through to our frequently asked questions here.


Raised of $50,000 Goal


Your registration fee covers part of the cost of the event, it is not a donation. We endeavour to cover the balance of the cost through the generous support of our sponsors. 

Your fundraising is an essential element of The JLF Trek as it allows us to continue to raise awareness to prevent bowel cancer. We encourage you to strive for the following individual fundraising targets.

  • 75km – individual fundraising target $500
  • 35km – individual fundraising target $500
  • 26km – individual fundraising target $300
  • 10km – individual fundraising target $150 

When you register you will have the opportunity to kick off your own fundraising by making a tax-deductible donation.

We have created posters and social media images for you to use to help your fundraising campaign. You can find them in your account profile. Click here to login.


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Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Anonymous $420
Ben Koch $25 ✌️
Joanna Sullivan $40 Good luck James from Jo and Jane
Sally Storey $50
Michelle Wellman $40
Angela Coleman $25
Annie Carmichael $25 Go go George
Margaret Caruana $20 All the best girl. Thinking of you ❤
Lisa Brice $20 Well done Mel
Felicity Daviess $10
Jane Davies $50 Enjoy the experience and Thankyou for supporting research
Chris Clohesy $120 Great cause.
Yiota PARDOE $25 You Go Girl..We are right behind you Yiota Henri and Tane ❤????????????????
Mary Beresford $50
Stephen and Brigitte Lane $100 Well done Sarah, great effort xxx
Margaret and Kevin Dolman $50 Best of Luck girls !!
Kate Parkins $25 You're gonna smash it!
Naomi Davidson $50 Well done!!!! Tom & Noodles xxx
Mr $20 Good one JC - Hope its a good day for walking
Green and jonty Kain $50 Good luck!
Scott Kimber $50 Best of Luck Ladies
Rebecca Hagger $40 Gooooo Sar xxx
Bubs and Jim McConnel $50 Go Sarah!
Nicky Orchard $25 Go Sarah! Have a wonderful walk raising money for a wonderful cause.
Carren Treloar $40 Very inspirational! Good luck!! X
Scott Elvish $200
Egilda Colaruotolo $50 Just ask for donation. Hope you do not be injured. All the best.
Matt Holden $50
Fiona Davies $40
Julie Petersen $50
Shali Manolev $150
Cherie Taylor $25 Way to go, Monica!
Amalia Caporella $25 A very good cause!
Monica & Paul Kloppers $70 Susana, my amazing and inspirational training buddy. THANK YOU for "walking the walk and talking the talk". I have thoroughly enjoyed your company and adventurous spirit. Let's beat this dreaded disease !
Tina Maynard $100 Wishing you all the best for your walk
Julia & Wayne Bennison $50 Great work girls for a great cause. X
Hi Beam Car Wash $50 Good on you Vetty!! Love Suzy and Briza xx
Roxanne Kloppers $100 You go Mum! So proud of you, and sad I couldn’t train with you this time around. xx
Alanna Marlow $120 Just Love xoxo
Penny Zhang $25 Go Monica!!! xx
Michelle Jaeschke $25 All the best Mel x
Hannah Pickett $25 Go Kelly, Jenni & Team Sherie. Such an awesome cause!! We will be thinking of you xx Pickett Family
Brett Jenkin $50
Zoe Ragenovich $50
MFR Construction Services, Inc. $75 Thank you for training with my wife. You guys got this!
MFR Construction Services, Inc. $100 You got this!
Anonymous $74 Congratulations to a wonderful person for all the dedication and support that you have courageously put into preparing for this trek. As a colleague I am very, very blessed to work with you and so proud of all your achievements.
Anonymous $20 Well done, walk a mile, your husband must be proud of you.
Matthew Lang $50 Good luck stay strong! I will be there!
Shilo Pavlich $20 Great work Catherine, you are such an amazing person xx
Jane Kilgariff $25 You have got this GB!
Petria Byrne $20
Sue Prinsloo $100 Go Ras ❤️
Deirdre Gleeson $100 Go Ras!!! Boo x
mardi graetz $50 Well done sister dearest
Lesley Gordon $50 Good luck Rasa - you can do it !!!!
Meredith Frearson $40 Have a great walk
Jenn Atepolikhine $100 Go Ras! Lots of love xxx
TK Building Design $40 Well done shalina
Barb McKenzie $20 Good work
Annie & Justin Doherty $100 Best of luck ladies! We’ll be cheering you on from Singers xoxo
Carole Lydon $40 Don't try and keep up with Kristie, love Wednesday and Carole x
Georgia Crowe $50 Go Sam!! Your Mumma would be so proud of you ❤️ John and George xxx
Tija Urmonas $50 Hi Ras and Daniele- anything for my champagne fairies
Marion Suarez $40 Good luck, Rasa! Wish I could be there to cheer you on! Love, Minnie xox
Mandy Cross $40 Go team Calaby
Szeman Wong $100 Go Team Sherie! Sherie will be shining her beautiful smile down at you all! Sorry that I can’t be part of Team Sherie this year. Xo
Craige Trenerry $25
Leanne Smith $50 Go girls! So proud xx
David Burgess $100
Matt Walden $50
Matt Walden $50
Anonymous $50
Barbara Sorell $25 Great effort Di, you are amazing:)
Giusepina Belmonte $10
Micaela Porta $40 Good luck Catherine, you’re amazing!!!!
Lori Marc Max Mulhall $40 Go Champ. Love ur work. Donating in honour of my mate Gem (31) #fuckcancer #pokeurpoo xxxx
Steve Pike $30 A good experience and a good effort for a good cause. Good luck!
James Trenerry $500
Austin McCabe $50
Mila Alcantara $100 May you keep strong to honour those who fight with Bowel Cancer.
Jane Heazlewood $50 Great work Kels hugs xx
Turners Oyster Farm $33 Good on you Jess! A cause very close to my heart ????
Munira Mohamed $15 This is amazing lily! Supporting from the UK :)
Kimberley Szeto $10 Go Emma! X
Maria Sumak $26
Michele Wagnitz $100 A good cause Tracy. Congratulations on your effort.l
Anonymous $20 Well done Lorna, keep the training up
Tim Lathlean $50 Good on ya cous!
Kell Hussey $25 Well done girls ????????
Margaret Tscharke $40 Go for it. Admire you enormously. Love Meg & Barry♡
Margaret Tscharke $40 Go for it. Admire you enormously. Love Meg & Barry♡
Jeff Wright $25 Amazing effort babe. Love Lara & family xx
Jon Harmer $25 Good Luck Cliffy !
Joe Clifford $25 When the going gets tough the tough get going!
Alice Walsh $25 Way to go, Sar!
Joanne Bullock $50 Good luck Jess, so proud of you xxx
John Clifford $25 Great cause. You can do it!!
Michelle Afonso $20 Good work Kel!
Mark Shadiac $25
Anonymous $50
Peter Dubois $50 Good on ya Clem you legend!!!
Amelia Noble $25 So proud of your efforts chicky babe!!
Michelle Henderson $25 Well Done Very Proud of you Sis :) - Go you Chit Chat Chics you've got this easy
Big Russ $50 You’re a tough cookie Hutson. X
Scott Dawson $40
Julia Stevens $25 Great cause! Well done!
Julia Stevens $25 Well done! Keep up the great work!
Marianne MacDonald $20 Legend!!!!
Lauren Mazzachi $100 Wishing you all the best for your’ll smash it ????
Anna Thyssen $40 Love your work Tiff and the Chit Chat Girls! Xx
Sunao Altmann $5 Go Kelly and team! Such a great cause ! From the Altmanns:)
Grace White $250 For you my love. For your family. For your beautiful mum. Love you all xo
Merridy Blue $40 All the best with it Kelly - a cause close to my heart too xx
Yoga health & Healing $20 Happy hiking gorgeous one x
Jessica Zaffino $40 love you x
Judith Laws $40 Best wishes to you and your friends Mary Ann. Such a worthy cause.
mara kreismanis $40 go get em....
Wendy Barry $50 Behind you all the way - go well x
Anonymous $25 Go you good thing! See you on the trail xx
Ben Sheldrake $25 At some point i anticipate you will be chanting: "Show me the way to go home..... i'm tired and i wanna go to bed..." Good luck :)
Seedleaf Designs $50 Such an important cause to raise funds and awareness for. Cheering you on Kelly!
John Hughes $50
Bronwyn Mumford $100 Well done Rob and team. We had a great day yesterday. All the best for the Trek
Rob Calaby $1,235 Thankyou to everyone that joined us at the Spring Gully Classic yesterday. We appreciate your support
Genna Chapman $35 Great cause! Amazing effort team! Good luck with the BIG walk!
Morgan Stanley $280 Good luck Amy, great cause!
Yvonne Matthew $25 Go The Tortoise and the Hare, amazing experience to participate in and share with each other.
Nathan Berry $45
Ann Sinclair $60 Go for it John!
Craig & Nicole Heidenreich $100 Great work, worthy cause.
Amy May $50 Always inspiring Diesy! X
Sussan Parkes $20 I’m so proud of you. Good luck and let’s continue to raise awareness and funds until a cure is found ❤️
Debra Westbrook $50 Great cause go Natalie
M and L Swingler $50 Good luck and hope all goes well on the day.
G Miros $50 Thinking of you
Beauty for you $100 Such a good cause for your beautiful friend and others! Your amazing Catherine! ❤️????
Office of the Health and Community Services Complaints $50 Good luck for the walk. Hope the weather is OK
Carla Valmorbida $25 Go you good things!
Chelsea Ashmeade $50 Great cause, Diesy ????
Kate Wandel $35
Beki Hutchinson $20 Well done Diesy!!
Amanda Vandeleur $40 Go Diesy!
Sheri Dixon $30 Well done Diesy ✨
Silvana Ciufoli $20 It's an honour to help you raise awareness. Enjoy and here is a small donation from me. Let me know how you go. Xxx
Mr. ray hutchinson $25 have a great walk
Tiffany Warren $100 To the best navigator, tracker and motivater. I will be thinking of you and sending wishes of encouragement on the days. Keep smiling girlfriend ????????‍♀️????
Jessica Jaeschke $25
CHANTELLE KENDALL $40 Your amazing! ❤️
Anonymous $30 XX
Luisa Fetherstonhaugh $40 Great work Cath, thanks for raising awareness!
Nigel Cross $20 Awesome stuff Cath. Bowel cancer sucks. Let’s hope there’s a cure one day soon xox
Hip Photography $50 Good luck and awesome effort on raising awareness Catherine. You are a gem!
Bianca McBride $40 Good luck Catherine ! Xx
Benita Hattingh $20 You are strong You are beautiful You are brave You have Godd hands that will never let you go. Never forget all of you worth. Xoxo
Kieron Berry $50 Awesome cause. ????????‍♀️????‍♀️
Susanne Evans $100 Good luck darling and take care
Megan DuBois $50 Thanks John for all you do to promote and fundraise for bowel cancer. In memory of my Mum Diann DuBois
John and Louise Clements $220 Go for it! Keep up the good work Rob.
1943 $25
Katrina Zivkovich $25 You may need to slow down from the usual pace on this one Tracy ;)
1969 $25 Go Tracy!
Alanna Wardle $35
Steve Cutbush $50 This will be a walk in the park :-)
Zoomrad Shukur $25 Best of luck girl, what a great cause! Xxx
Rachel Kameniar $50
Neve McCormack $50
Anonymous $20
Rachel Southon $25 Well done MA, love your work!
James Jay $25 From experience the last 34 kilometers are the hardest, have fun. GREAT Cause.
Donald McQueen $25 Good on you Johnny. Don
David Clements $25 Can’t donate any more, I am poor now
Saran Chamberlain $25
Nadene Townsend $20 Good on you Tracy! Enjoy the Trek - no falls xx
Charmaine Richards $35
Tracy Williams $50
Ben Kitto $50 Great Work JC and KH
Mark Young $50 Great cause and good luck with the walk Jenni and Kelly....thinking of you. xx
MICHAEL HIHIMANIS $50 Well done and good luck Marry-Ann - I will be thinking of you throughhout your trek for this great cause. By the way, don't forget to "slip, slop, slap, and slide" - and take an umbrella just in case...
Carly Perry $35
Jordan Crabtree $25 Good Luck Girls x
Tom Neville $15 Onya John!
Judith Huber $25 Good on you girls xx
Alex Welke $35
Simon Miller $50 Go MAS, a great initiative
Alicia Thomas $35
Hayley Foulis $15 Go Girls, what a great cause Xx
Alan Murphy $25
Helen Oates $40 Might do it with you next year...
Anonymous $50
Sandra Sampson $80 Wishing you success in walking the distance in memory of Sherie
Chas Jolly $50 Go Clemmo!
Garry & Gwen Murdoch $40 We admire your dedication and persistence to this cause John. Good luck with your walk.
Teresa Triulcio $25 Good luck Sarah and Bec, great cause!
Michael Simmons $25 Go Sarah and Bec! Great work.
Colin Edmondson $100 Great effort- don't get lost!
Tori Somerville $35
Anonymous $40 Sunday 26th July trek
Rose Winen $35
scott williams $40
Kaylene Richards $35
Heather Hean $50 great work for a great cause. Hean family
Tricia Margrie $30 Go Girls!!! A fantastic effort for an important cause - good luck over the two days x
Sharna Juett $35
kdv legal $75 Fantastic work folks! Good luck on the trek!
Tren Vine $150 Well done guys! An extremely worthy cause!
Sharon Allen $70
Shaw and Partners $50 Smash it Jo !
Mariana Alcantara $100 Extremely proud of you and all the hard training you have been doing. Will be cheering you on, always! Love you xo
Kerry Dall $50
Kerrie Nykiel $50 Amazing Women❤
Normanville Yoga $120 Happy Trekking
Mary Thompsn $40 Walk well & enjoy!
Mario Alcántara $50 Congratulations for take this challenge. I am very proud of your courage and discipline.
Pam Le $50
Mila Alcantara $100 Every step you take may be healing for Bowel cancer sufferers and survivors. Blessings. ????‍♀️❤????‍♀️❤????‍♀️❤????‍♀️❤????‍♀️❤????‍♀️
Martin and Narelle Kusabs $50 Go girls!
Warwick Allanson $125
Suzanne Howitt $125
Tanya Crawford $50 "Those boots were made for walking!" All the best for this very looooooong walk Narelle and I admire you for taking on this challenge for such a worthy cause.
Roger Allder $50
Ali Kaissi $25
Erin Skinner $20
Brooke DuBois Media $50 Great work John! You're a machine. Thanks for the interview yesterday. Hope all goes well on the walk.
Joelle Williams $20 GOOD LUCK!!! xxxxx
Vicky Sokol $75 Thank you for raising money for such a good cause. Love you
Anonymous $50 HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2020 The Lowe Family
Justine, Simon & Cooper Harris $25 Your mum would be so proud of you! We all are. X x
Emma McInerney $35
Josie Thompson $50 A great cause well done Di
Sandy Dunn $40 Go you
Braden Ford $50 So proud of you mum xx
Temika Hier $35
Anonymous $40 Go MAF. X
adam gwinnett $50
Trevor Chilman $50 Good work and have fun.
George and Sue Coles Dobbs $70
Kris Stephens $100 A great cause. Go John!!!
Charmain Angel $35 Looking forward to the walk! Well done. X
Stacey Freeman $50 Amazing cause and the first of many hikes to come xxx
Kristie Bartsch $25
Anonymous $150
Elise Winter $100
cath mcdonald $25
Deb Wilson $30 You go girl!
Deb Dalwood $120 Too easy for you young johnny xx
Elizabeth Tyson $25 Well done Mary-Ann !!
Elizabeth Tyson $25 Well done Mary-Ann !!
Gregory Bain $100 Great work John, Cheers


Name Total
Nick Lee $6,000
Rotary Rotators $5,693
John Clements $5,410
Twenty20teamofmany $3,731
The Young Guns $2,845
Name Total
Nick Lee $6,000
John Clements $5,410
Mary-Ann Standish $1,305
Erin Racanati $1,095
Tamsin Macpherson $1,000
Name Total
Rotary Rotators $5,693
Twenty20teamofmany $3,731
The Young Guns $2,845
Espoir $2,405
The Darlings' Mums $1,970