The JLF Trek SA 2020

About the Trek

KUITPO FOREST
JUPITER CREEK
MYPONGA

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). 
Fees are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
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. 

MAPS

Friday, 7 August 2020 
40km - Myponga to Kuitpo Forest (Christmas Hill Rd)
View Friday's map here 

Saturday, 
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

EVENT BRIEFING

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.

EVENT DAY TRANSPORT

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.

AM I FIT ENOUGH TO DO THE JLF TREK? 

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.
Click here to join 

ACCOMMODATION

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 bookings.com

FAQ

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

 

$6,400

Raised of $250,000 Goal

Fundraising

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  

partners

supporting partners

Donations

Recent Donations

From Amount Message
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
HEMP HEMP HOORAY PTY LTD $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
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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