The JLF Trek SA 2020

About the Trek


15 & 16 May 2020

Each year in May we challenge you to trek 80kms along the beautiful Heysen Trail. Over 300 people take up the challenge and raise considerable funds to help us prevent bowel cancer. 

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

Duration: 1 or 2 day options

Distances: 75km | 35km | 26km | 10km  (estimates only)

Entry Fee:

75km – $275 Friday, 15 May and Saturday, 16 May 2020
35km – $185 Saturday, 16 May 2020
26km – $185 Saturday, 16 May 2020
10km – $60 Saturday, 16 May 2020

Your entry fee includes event safety and management, fully supported checkpoints, bus transfers, hike guides, safety bibs and the finish line celebration. It is not a donation.

Entry is 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. Registrations will close on Friday 24 April 2020 unless sold out prior.

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


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

This year's routes are:

Friday, 15 May 2020 
40km - Myponga to Kuitpo Forest (Christmas Hill Rd)
View Friday's map here 

Saturday, 16 May 2020 

35km - Jupiter Creek to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo
26.5km - Rocky Creek Hut, Meadows to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo
10km – Chookarloo Camp Ground, Kuitpo Forest to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo
View Saturdays' map here

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 80km distance or a shorter section, this weekend will leave you inspired and ready to take on the world.

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.

To provide detailed event logistics and safety information, a compulsory event briefing will be held on Thursday 14 May at 6.00pm.


You are responsible for making your own accommodation arrangements. If you would like to make a weekend of it, you might like to stay in or near McLaren Vale for the duration of the event. 

Airbnb have some wonderful places to look at and there are some great deals on


We arrange coaches on both days to transport you from a central car parking location to the start line. The location of the car park and times will be advised well before the event.


Raised of $250,000 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 the important work we do to save lives. We encourage you to strive for these minimum individual fundraising goals.

  • 80km – individual fundraising target $500
  • 40km – individual fundraising target $500
  • 20km – individual fundraising target $300
  • 10km – individual fundraising target $150 

Aim high, because every dollar you raise helps us prevent bowel cancer.

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 the participant profile portal.  

You can log in to your profile here  



The JLF Trek SA it is an endurance event. It will challenge you physically and mentally. But with the right preparation we know you will love it.

You are able to access our JLF Trek Training Guide from your profile page.



View our JLF Trek FAQ



The Jodi Lee Foundation is the event organiser of The JLF Trek SA 2020. 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. Car parking will be advised closer to the event date. Entry permitted to ages 14 and over (participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). 


Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Virginia Bowley $25 Go Nic !!! good on you wish I could join you !
Phil Green $50
Elizabeth Auricht $25
Rhianna Paulauskas $25 Good luck Aunty T xx
Yvette Jenkin $50
Karli Penglase $25 Love you Aunty T ❤
Melissa Harris $25 Good on you Teresa! Our family has also been touched by bowel cancer! ????
Vandi Huynh $27 ☺️
Kim Hodgkinson $30
beryl stroeh $50 In memory of my beautiful daughter whom we miss greatly. She was passionate about raising awareness of bowel cancer and we continue to do this. Her courage and inspiration will always remain with us and remind us of how to live each day to the fullest. To her best friend Alison who was with her all the way we send our love and go team Emily she will be with you in spirit
Karen Smith $25
Rotary Nomads $2,000 Good luck for this years walk. We will be there to give you a sandwich for lunch as usual.
Anonymous $25 Good Luck ... but I am sure you will nail it!
Anonymous $20 Warren & Di
Colin Kirkwood $50 Good work Gavin
Gavin Mitchell $50
Jody Mitchell $25
Bee Ng $25
Elizabeth Lord $50
Ana Sala $40 Go Wombats!
Karen Winters $25
Emily Ronan $25
David Turnbull $50 Well done Sam for taking up this challenge and Bec, massive kudos to you and lots of love as you continue your fight, Cheryl, David and Matthew
Sam Paior $50
Bec Paior $50