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 $150,000 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.

Major Partner

supporting partners


Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Marg Sanders $40 Wishing you all the best for your walk!
Ben Koch $25 ✌️
M C Herd Pty Ltd $1,000 Well done Tania
Shirley Shirley $50 Go for It Dan!
Yankalilla Op Shop Clements $500 Well done!


Name Total
Nick Lee $7,845
Rotary Rotators $6,793
John Clements $6,170
Twenty20teamofmany $3,801
Name Total
Nick Lee $7,845
John Clements $6,170
Tania Carey $2,961
Mary-Ann Standish $1,945
Erin Racanati $1,915
Name Total
Rotary Rotators $6,793
Twenty20teamofmany $3,801
Espoir $3,715
The Young Guns $2,945