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 80km distance 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 Myponga, 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.

75km | Friday 7 August + Saturday 8 August
Entry fee $275
Individual fundraising target $500

35km | Saturday 8 August
Entry fee $185
Individual fundraising target $500

26km | Saturday 8 August

Entry fee $185
Individual fundraising target $300

10km | 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, bus transfers 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 
40km - Myponga to Kuitpo Forest (Christmas Hill Rd)
View Friday's map here 

8 August 2020 
35km - Jupiter Creek to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo Forest
26km - Rocky Creek Hut, Meadows to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo Forest
10km – Chookarloo Camp Ground, Kuitpo Forest to Fox Gordon Winery, Kuitpo Forest
View Saturdays' 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 emergency and checkpoint procedures and any last-minute changes to the route and bus departure details. Your event pack will be distributed prior to the briefing, containing your numbered bib. You will not be permitted to take part in event without your bib. This briefing is compulsory.


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.


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. 
To help you prepare we have an 8 week training guide including fitness, nutrition and practical advice on getting yourself mentally ready for this challenge.
You can download The JLF Trek training guide from your profile.
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Join The JLF Trek group on Facebook to share training tips with fellow trekkers. We will post announcements and let you know about exciting offers.
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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


If you're looking for more information about The JLF Trek click through to our frequently asked questions here 



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 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 the participant profile portal.  

You can log in to your profile here  


supporting partners


Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Joyce Rabbah $50 An amazing effort, Alison. Good on you!
Elena Barlow $40
Charlie Cudmore $50 Great work Alison!
John Adams $50 You better not let me down! The arseholes of Australia are relying on you ????
Arup $20 Go girl... happy trekking!!????
Laura Paterson $50 very inspiring and a great cause. nice work :)
Anonymous $25
Alexandra Staak $40 Inspiring trek for a worthy cause. Good Luck Alison, and enjoy the journey.
Abbie Wright $20
Kylie Lawson $50 Great work Tamsin & Erin xx
Lia Kuhn $100 Good luck girls xx
Personal $280 Enjoy the challenge for a purposeful cause
Jenny Martin $50 Way to go girly xxx
Terry & Michelle Smith $40 Good luck!
Fiona Eblen $50 Good luck Erin!!
Wendy Finlay $25 Awesome effort JH.
John Clements $70
Largs Bay Kiosk $50 Good luck Erin
Madi Lynch $40 Goodluck Erin! No doubt with the Lynch toughness running through your veins you'll smash it! X
Brett & Sandy Gade $100 You got this girls! X
Alan Phillips $50 Good luck Racca
Michelle Heritage $25 Go girls! ????????????????
Angela Maule $50 Good on you. Love your guts and determination.
Karen Stewart $50 You girls will smash this in style, and what a worthy cause xo
Chris (RUSTY) Jones $40 Good luck girls! Give it em round the corners! RUSTY!
Robert Lynch $200 I could think of easier things to do for a donation ????. Good luck. Tom Jack and sally also wish you good luck.
Susan Hatch $25 Go girls
Sandy Macpherson $20 Keep up the good work you crazy pair!
Melanie Hocking $25 Good luck girls! Have fun xxx
Melanie Hocking $25 Good luck girls! Have fun xxx
Vicki Puddy $100 Erin & Tamsin, Thank you. It doesn't matter which way the Big C word comes, it comes in many different forms in our bodies and effects many people young and old. So i wish you both all the best for your trek, You both will start a journey and you will both share lots of happy memories. Vicki
Leanne Smith $50 You go Tamsin. Let’s hope isolation is over by then & you get the opportunity to reach your goal. If anyone can do it you can ????
Margaret Rejack $50 You go girl ????????????
Janet Kent $30 Good Luck Ladies. I know you’ll give it your best xx
Chelsea Solomon $20 Goodluck girls and well done
Janet Lynch $100 You have done this trek before and finished with no problems at all. You can do it again. Good luck from us both
Tamsin Macpherson $25
Joanna Rivers $50 with strenght and love for you and your family
Erin Racanati $25
John Clements $70
Martin Reilly $100 Good luck and we are proud of you Emma and all who are taking part. Sending love from England, love Martin, Chrissy and Poppy Skye. Xxx
Larson and Opal Weygandt $40 Go Mum. You will be awesome. We are proud of you.
Judy Gardner $100
Sarah Overton $40 important cause P - well done xx
Ryan Mountford $50 Good Luck with your walk Rebecca. Great to see support for a good cause.
Ryan Mountford $50 Good Luck with your walk Sarah. Great to see support for a good cause.
Nick Pemberton $25 Well done Sarah - a great cause! Good luck fundraising and for the trek! x
Sean and Jen Smart $100 Good luck we are really proud of you. Sean and Jen. Xxx
Tammy Proctor $20 Will be with you in spirit! Good luck from Daz, Tammy & Jess xx
Oliver Reilly $10 I am very proud of you for doing this for charity I hope it goes very well and you raise awareness about cancer. Love Oliver XXX
Annabelle Reilly $10 To mummy I’m very proud of you, good luck to you and your friends. I think you are amazing doing this for charity. I love you very much. Annabelle XOXO
Anonymous $75 Good luck ladies x
Kieran Allen $50 Go get 'em tigers!
Anne Baker $50 Carry the flag - loud and proud xx
Kevin Freeman Electrical $50
Christine Kifayatullah $20 Great job John
Laura Tune $50 Legend!
Dale Eatts $50
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
Anonymous $20 Walky well
Teresa Karpe $25 Good luck John x
Sandy Crombie $10 Love & hugs to my brother John for doing this Trek again, you are amazing am very proud of you
Gwen Carpenter $100 Pleased to support my son-in-law
Karli Penglase $25 Love your work Fam Bam, thank you ❤❤❤
Margaret Lee $500
Chris and Margs Lee $500
Simon McDowell $25
Anonymous $100
Anonymous $50
Louise Clements $50 Go for it Young Johnny
Gary and Di Wauchope $20
Louise Clements $50 Go for it Johnny
Fundraising $130 Fundraising
Fundraising $130 Fundraising
Catherine Bell $25
Robyn Green $25
Judy Ross $25
Wendy Hardt $50
Jessica Hardt $50
Nigel Stedman $25
Anonymous $25 Good luck
Maryanne Shaw $100 I will be there waiting for you
Tristan Clements $33
Tegan Thiel $25
1969 $25 WE CAN DO IT......YAY
John Clements $500


Name Total
Rotary Rotators $2,773
John Clements $2,740
Espoir $1,720
Erin Racanati $945
Team Emily $545
Name Total
Rotary Rotators $2,773
Espoir $1,720
Team Emily $545
Hughes's adventurers $480
The Type 7’s $430