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
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!
Troy & Ruby Kinnear $100 Well done Nick. I will trek with you soon. Love Ruby xx????????????????
David&Alice Walters $100 Well Done Satah. You’re amazing!
Melissa Parente $20
Sue Henry $40 Well Done!!
Myomasters Pty Ltd $100 Well don on your trek :)
Ian Wishart $25
Annie Kitto $50
Anonymous $25 What a journey of bravery, love and giving back. You've turned it 180 Susana, well done. So proud of your heart and spirit to get through what was an overwhelming mountain of hardship. Much love mxxx
Megan Calvert $20 Well done Jen!
Evette Francis $50 Good on you Jaimie! It’s great what you have done to raise money and awareness for the JLF and Bowel Ca. Stay on that trail :)
Anonymous $25
Jake McCabe $50 Well done Mum x
Jane Yuile $50
HomeStart Finance $250 Congratulations ladies!
Alison Woolgar $25 Tremendous effort, a young life lost so young. Yes do encourage friends to check early. Well done to the team
Ben Green $25 Great work Narelle, hope you all recovered now!
Anonymous $26
Anonymous $50 In memory of my beautiful friend Kerry Nash
Lois Peek $50 Well done Sam and Kathryn
Crystal Dench $10 This cause is very close to me as my mum has stage 4 bowel cancer. Well done James and Elissa!
John Turnbull $50 Well done Clem!
John Turnbull $50 Well done Dan The Man!
Barb Kirke $50 Well done
ANZ $25 Congratulation Kath, your dad would be proud on you xx
Carolyn Scholefield $50
Soal Sister $100 Well done Stars xxx what an amazing effort xxx
Soal Sister $100 Well done Stars xxx what an amazing effort xxx
Lane family $50 Welldone James and Catherine! Huge effort for a great cause
Peter Pascoe $100 What you and Sam achieved on the day was brilliant, uplifting and it looked as though you enjoyed yourselves. Congratulations.
Brett Dunstone $50
anz $25 Great Effort
Gavin Black $50 Well done
Jeanette Jansons $50 This is for Sam and Bec really. Congratulations for being awesome and fit human beings, and for all the good you do in the world.
Carey Greenslade $25 Well done Georgina. I hope it didn't take too long for the fabulous 3 of you to thaw out after your trek.
Carey Greenslade $25 Well done Elesa, what a fantastic thing you Georgina and Kirsty have done to raise funds and awareness.
Debbie Wing $50 Fantastic work ladies!
Lowe Farms $150 What a great effort MA. Congratulations to you all, Well Done!!
Brenda Pote $250 Congrats to you & Steve for battling the cold & smashing this out in record time. Can’t wait to be back there in 2021!
Dianne Adams $100 Thanks so much Di,a charity very close to my families heart . Take care Ford Family ,love gou guys ????
Katie Pole $40 congratulations Cath - a wonderful cause!
Kerry Collins $35 Well done Di, great effort
Sharon Lloyd $50
OTFC PTY LTD $500 James and Catherine congratulations on what you achieved last weekend in the name of charity - ???????? In awe
. $25 Solid job moosh :)
Catherine Fairweather $40 Sorry I'm late with my donation! Well done gals xx
Peter Lang $50
Peter Lang $50
Martin Elliget $25 Well done, Priscilla!
Sarah Abbott $100
Shirley Hughes $20 Well done on completing the trek
Annoushka Sathianathan $50 Fabulous effort ????
John Kearie $25 Go team Emily! Keep fighting!
[email protected] $25 Well done Kirsty & team! That's a great effort, especially with no time to train and sub-optimal weather conditions. Hope the legs are ok and blisters minimal today! Kate x
Tiffany Fincher $70
Mel Crossing $40 You are a machine and champion. Congratulations on an amazing effort. Super proud of you.
Vicki-Anne Smith $20
Anonymous $100
Lisa Kimber $50 So proud of you all, magnificent effort. who knows, maybe Gav and I will join you next year. Love Lisa and Gav xx
Kathryn Phillips $50 This donation was made by Kathyrn Phillips who was a volunteer at the JLF Trek SA 2020. She kindly requested that the amount of $50 which she spent on fuel was not to be reimbursed but was offered as a donation.
Kath Nugent $50 Great work guys wish I could have joined ????
David Parkin $120 Unnecessary. Totally committed.
Steve Triantafilidis $50
Amber Phillips $25 Well done ladies ❤️❤️❤️
Ann McColl $40 Well done Kirsty,!
Kirsty Leske $20 Well done kathryn and Sam! Love from the Leske’s
Pete Muller $65 Go Team!
Nick Brigham $25 Great going girls. Nx
sandra Crowe $50 Well done Sam. Your mum would be so proud of you.xxx
Rebecca Ford $30 So proud of you mumma xx
Anonymous $500
Serena Pike $40
Lena Labschin $50 Well Done Mel xx
Alison Bryant $10 Well done Christie & gang xx
Megan Devenish $100 Well done!
Cheryl Turnbull $100 Great work Sam and Bec, you are awesome! From a survivor and a great admirer of you both. Cheryl xx
Melissa Millard $40 Well done! Awesome achievement xx
Lois Rathjen $50 Well done
Sian Begley $40 Well done!!! Xx
Warren & Glenis Mathews $50 Fantastic effort Narelle, very proud of you xx
Warren & Glenis Mathews $50 Fantastic effort Narelle, very proud of you xx
Adam Kostanski $50 This is inspiring Bec, well done!
Sara Comrie $40 xx
Anonymous $40 Great work you guys smiling all the way despite the weather for a great cause
Michelle Cross $50
Sarah Hyder $50 Awesome effort beautiful! Xox
Brenton Main $25
Greg Adam $50 Great cause Narelle, wish you well from both of us
Melissa Bond $25 Well done James!
Carolyn Hollingworth $40 Well done Mel. You’re an inspiration.
Bev Mcbride $30 Well done on your trek.
Kathleen Fraterman $30
Kate Hall $25 Go Sam! X
Elizabeth Jaeschke $40
Craig Ford $100 Well done very proud of your amazing effort x
Pam Thompson $40
Scott Elvish $500 Well done Zoe!
Tania Lush $50
Hayley Lawrence $40 Good luck Sarah & Bec. A cold couple of days - stay warm.
Bryan Howitt $50 Go Wazza
Bryan Howitt $50 Go Sue
Jenna McKay $30 Well done Ladies. It would be freezing!
Emma Matthiessen $40 Thank you for putting your body and mind through this trek to raise money and awareness on such an important issue. You’re both amazing, strong and committed. Congratulations.
Anonymous $40 Talking all the way go Chit Chat Chicks
Stewart Heffernan $25 Lots of love Sam xxx
Heidi Thomson-Gluis $15 Good on you Carz
Veronique Babczysnki $30 Great cause to be supporting Charlie - Cancer sucks!!!! Well done! :-)
Hayley Watkins $25
Angela Koch $10 ❤️
Rach and Dave $50 A cause very close to our hearts. Go girls ????
Lehmann Family $100 Great cause, enjoy the marathon!
Necia Zadow $40 Way to go Narelle! Fantastic effort for such a great cause! :) x
Marika Poland $50 Well done, good luck JT! A cause close to my heart! ????
Sophie Sennar $50 Well done Chloe. You are walking for a great cause. One very close to my heart. ????????
Debbie Venning $25
Tanya Traeger $50
Amy Anders $50 Go you! It’s a tough walk but such a great reason to do it
Carly Edmonds $50 ❤️❤️❤️
Lauren Blake $10 Go girl ????????
Isobel Reid $40 In memory of beautiful Billie, she would be so proud of you ????
Robyn Fletcher $50 ❤❤❤
Dianne Rabl $50 Hi. Kerry was my very special friend. Thank you so much for what you are doing in support of her. Good luck. Dianne X
Sophie Lutz $25 Great work Narelle????????????????
Anonymous $40 Best wishes . Enjoy the birthday , the trek, the mission! Jane
Greg Bu $40
Alan Chilman $25 Well done, a fantastic effort!
Eliza Parker $40 You go ladies, awesome work!
Helen Cox $50 Amazing and crazy. Good on you both
Debbie Frost $33 Well done Kathryn and Sam, keep going ! Amazing effort
Michael Waite $100 Awesome!
Nat Van Riet $50 Xx
Noah Ramsey $20
Jodie Thompson $20
Shane Gill $20
Robert Walsh $10
Nutrien Ag Main Street $20
Terry Rehn $20
John Burwell $10
Sue Enright $20
Stitch n Bits $10
Cowell Newsagency $20
Cowell Home Tmber and Hardware $25
The Hair Room $25
Cowell IGA $100
Kenny Story $50
Cowell Pharmacy $50
Cowell Post Office $100
Commercial Hotel $100
Our Butcher @ Cowell $20
Cowell Community $160
Sarah Forder $25 Go Karen!! Good luck! A cause close to my heart ????
Darryl Rowe $30 Good on ya Elesa. You are inspiring !!
Claire Beaumont $20 Good luck girls x
Alicia and Matt Sampson $100 Good luck with the trek Tania, you’re doing an amazing thing raising awareness. You’re saving lives. Will be thinking of you over the weekend. xxx
Anonymous $10 Go Carmen ya legend
Moularadellis Family $50
Brodie Taplin $25
Olivia Law $11 GOOOO ladies!! Xxxx
Ramaa Gupta $50 Always there for you Bec, way to go....
AvSafe $50 You did well today to miss the rain today, but maybe not so lucky tomorrow! A little something for a great cause.
Feedsy $25 Enjoy the outdoors
Haley Freebairn $50 Proud of you gorgeous lady!
Kathryn Killmier $25 Fantastic effort - stay warm
KATHRYN KILLMIER $25 Fantastic effort - stay warm
Simon Keane $20 Good luck guys!
Mandy O’Dea $25 Good for you Chloe - will be thinking of you - happy trekking/running! X
Sukha yoga $108 For awareness. May the close awareness that you give to nature when you hike be replicated in medicine & the individual - Broader understanding, prevention & detecting early. We are all with your courageous heart x
Emma Thompson $25 Awesome work x
Annemarie Hardy $25 Inctedivke effort John, congratulations and thank you for putting yourself out there to help others.
Anonymous $35 Just keep walking
Charmaine Haarhoff $25 All the best Chloe! Remembering how special it was to complete that walk with all my beautiful friends a few years ago. Will be there in spirit!
1973 $10
Patrick Ronan $50
Steve T. $25 Go girls!
Sarah Robertson $50 Great cause Tracy, all the best tomorrow ????
Marissa Caldow $40
Andrew Butcher $25 Good luck!
Catherine Sayer $100 X
Toni Oliver $25 Walk on, walk proud x
Emma Brereton $50
Louise Maier $35 Wishing you all the best. Have fun and enjoy xxx
Alice Brown $25 Love your work girly xx
Shelley Price $40 Well done Elle, Georgina and Kirsty You can do this , what a great thing to do for a great cause.
Anonymous $20 Hope you have a great day tomorrow.
Matthew Adam $50 Well done to you and Narelly on your first day! Have a good night and all the best for tmrow x
Kathryn Pullman $50 You are a legend Tania! Good luck ????
Heather Flanders $50 go you good thing, go
Brittany Higgins $50 Go Karen!! Love that you are doing this! Sorry I only just saw it! Kick ass on those walks :)
Marisa Flower $25 Good luck Chloe. Run chicky run. I wish we were all walking together tomorrow in honour of Kerry ❤️ Xo
Nicolle Paisawa $25 Thinking of Sherie and wishing you all the best
1971 $25 Have a great walk Mel! xx
Sera Sculli $100 For our darling girl Samantha... So very proud of you! Love always, Jake and Sera xx
Hitaf Rasheed $100 Go Young Guns. What legends! X
trevor / mary mortimer $100
Ange Barker $25 All the best Chloe. I’ll be thinking of you. Fingers crossed for fair weather x
Anonymous $50 Thank you Chloe, Mum would be honoured. I’m also a little bit jealous I won’t be there with you this time. You got this. Much love, Richelle xxx
Sarah Williams $25 You got this Chloe! Praying for your toenails!
Tim Starr $25 Go Tania
Tracy Wilkinson $25 4.5 hrs- Angel of the Sand you’ve got this! Fingers crossed there is no rain.
Ruby Guidera $25 Good work Charlie!!
PF Carr $50 Don't forget your beanie!
Ann Roderick $100 Well done ladies ! X
Anonymous $40 Well done guys!!
Mark Gluis $25 Onya Carmen! Great cause!
Claude Piscioneri $50 well done Kathryn
Claude Piscioneri $50 Well done Narelle
Estee Kong $30 Great work JT! You’ll smash it!
Martina O’Connell $50 Good luck Kathryn and Sam!
Juliet Gowland $50 All the best Tam! Sorry I can’t share this one with you. Love ya! The Gowland Mob xxx
Sara Hart $100 Good on you Mish! Peter will be guiding your way xx
Andrew Westlake $50 Go Tans !!!!!!
Ron Sutcliffe $25 All the best Narelle, hope you have plenty of warm clothes !
Erica Webb $50 You're an inspiration! Keep up the good work
Angelica Sculli $25 So proud of you Sam ❤️❤️❤️
Your local Greenthumbz $120 Keep up your great work for your sister x
Amanda Dutton $50 Sending all of our love. Wishing you all the best. Nick & Amanda Xxx
Lee Tovara $75 Go Amy & Team Emily
Toni-Anne LEE $100 With Love ????
Jacki Perrau $50 Thankyou Tans❤️
Bree Henry $40 ❤️Billie❤️ amazing job Sam! X
Anonymous $25 Go girl!
June Cowin $50 Go Team Emily! xx
The Zaknic's $50 Hope you are not suffering too much - it's cold out there!
Anna Roussos Recruitmnet and Advisory $1,000 Well done Nick, Looking forward to being back on board next year!
martin rawley $25 Well done Priscilla, stay warm and hopefully dry
Kim Lipman $25 You can do it! It’s an amazing effort.
Jodi Petherick $50 Much love to you all.... and thank you for all you do xxx
Georgina Connell $100 Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Nick! Enjoy the walk as much as possible but especially the celebratory drinks at the end!
Petra Heeg $50 A very important and worthwhile initiative!!! Best wishes xx
Kate Stace $101 Love you X
Helen Gluis $15
Ms $40 You are doing an amazing job Tania. x
Antonia Crowe $100 Go Sam!! Such a lovely way to honour your beautiful mama Billie xx
Anna Davies $50
Stuart Hincksman $200 Wear gloves!
Leon McEvoy $25 Hope you survive the walk!
Mimi Crowe $40
Eliza Hodgson $50 Get it girl ❤️
Lisa Dale $25 Go Team Emily. Fantastic cause.
Evie Moore $40 Great work Alison!!
Kathy Tscharke $25 Donating in support of my beautiful god-daughter Elissa.
Samantha Schroeder $100 Much love to you my friend! Remembering your beautiful sister Tracey❤️
Jenny Abbey $25 Well done girls ! Brian and I are sending lots of love and support. Jenny/Mum x x
Carolyn Schiller $25 Thanks Amy for taking on this cause in such a positive manner. Well done to you x
Monique Gus-Draper $50 WITH LOVE AND BEST WISHES TANIA.,????⭐️
Liz Hollitt $40 Dad and I very proud of you x
Phil Jones $100 Very sad, very inspiring. Thank you!


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