About the Trek

15 & 16 OCTOBER 2021

The JLF Trek Vic has been postponed - please register for The JLF 300k Step Challenge October 2021.


COVID-19 Update : This event will run as a COVID-safe event in line with the relevant COVID-19 guidelines  
If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19, the participant will be entitled to a refund of their registration fees.

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 will take place along the eastern section of the Great Ocean Walk, taking in the amazing views of the rugged coastline and spectacular forests. 

Registrations close 28 September 2021 unless sold out prior and places are strictly limited. Don’t miss out on this incredible challenge.  

55km | 15 & 16 October
Entry fee $295 
Individual fundraising target $500

22.5km | 16 October
Entry fee $195
Individual fundraising target $300

9km | 16 October
Entry fee $80
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.


Maps & Info

Friday 15 October 2021
32.5km – Johanna Beach to Blanket Bay
Bus loading – 6:45am Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, 29-35 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay 
Carpark – street parking
Bus departure – 7:00am SHARP
Start time – 7:45am Johanna Beach Lookout
Return shuttle – departing Blanket Bay Campgrounds for Great Ocean Road Brewhouse at regular intervals.
View Friday’s map here

Saturday 16 October 2021
22.5km – Blanket Bay to Apollo Bay
Bus loading – 8:00am Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, 29-35 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay 
Carpark – street parking
Bus departure – 8:10am SHARP
Start time – 8:45am Blanket Bay Campgrounds
View Saturday’s map here

Saturday 16 October 2021
9km – Shelly Beach to Apollo Bay
Bus loading – 11:15am Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, 29-35 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay 
Carpark – street parking
Bus departure – 11:25am SHARP
Start time – 11:45am Shelly Beach
View Saturday’s 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. This briefing is compulsory. 

Briefing details will be communicated closer to the Trek and will be subject to government COVID-19 capacities, guidelines and restrictions in place at the time.


Your event bib can be collected between 5pm - 7pm on Thursday 14 October at an Apollo Bay location to be confirmed. You will not be permitted to take part in event without your bib. 


We arrange coaches on both days to transport you from Apollo Bay to the start line. Please refer to the Trek details above for more information.


You are responsible for making your own accommodation arrangements. If you would like to make a weekend of it Airbnb have some wonderful places to look at and there are some great deals on Bookings.com


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


The Jodi Lee Foundation is the event organiser. If we consider the route is unsafe due to heavy rain, lightning, high winds, bushfire or the like, we will re-route, find an alternative shortened course or cancel the event. No refund of registration fees or money raised will be made, and your registration fee cannot be transferred to another JLF Trek or event. This is also the case if you choose not to participate in the modified event. Due to 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. 

COVID Update : If the event is cancelled due to COVID, the participant will be entitled to a refund of registration fees, but not of any money raised through donations or fundraising.


Raised of $60,000 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.

  • 55km – individual fundraising target $500
  • 22.5km – individual fundraising target $300
  • 9km – individual fundraising target $100
However, you can always set your own fundraising target!

You can kick off your own fundraising with a tax deductible donation when you register or do this later. Please note that your registration fee does not contribute to your fundraising goal.

You can log in to your profile here  



The JLF Trek Vic 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.



Recent Donations

From Amount Message
Paula Bunting $500
Corner Hotel $100 Go Anna and the rest of the team....don't just walk to the pub!
Wilhelmena McLean $50
Jessica Scott $25
jenny Roxburgh $500