The Great Illawarra Walk is back for 2018 and we're going to make this year bigger and better than ever.
This year all money raised will be going towards Saving Chloe Saxby.
Chloe Saxby is a local 9-year-old girl who was diagnosed three years ago with an extremely rare and degenerative brain disease - Vanishing White Matter Disease - for which there is no cure or treatment available. Doctors are working on a cure, with promising research taking place, however funding is urgently required to speed up this process.
To find out more about Chloe and her story visit www.chloesaxby.com.au.
The walk will be held in the same format as previous years, with walkers able to walk 1km or 100km over Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018.
The walk will start at Shellharbour Village on Saturday morning, with walkers trekking 50km to Coalcliff Surf Club. The walk will take place in the reverse direction (Coalcliff to Shellharbour) on the Sunday.
Registrations are now open; $40 per adult and $20 per child.
Register online today.
The Great Illawarra Walk is a community event that aims to help children in need. We are all unpaid volunteers and we have no fees or admin charges. Our sponsors pay for items that we give to the walkers such as the shirts, which are donated by Bendigo Bank (Oak Flats and Shellhrbour). Every last cent of what we raise goes to the cause that we support. Walkers participate over two days on the third weekend of March. Walkers can walk from 1km to 100km over one or two days. We walk from Shellharbour Village at 7am on the Saturday heading to Coalcliff. On Sunday, from 7am, we walk back to the Shellharbour Club. The registration fee is donated in full and walkers are also encouraged to raise sponsorship funds from family and friends. We also gratefully accept donations from anyone who is unable to walk on that weekend.
The Great Illawarra Walk will be on
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018
The 2018 event promises to be even bigger and better with the support of Wave FM for the fifth year. We are encouraging individual and team entries this year and want to get as many workplaces as possible involved.
Please join in and get your friends, family, or work colleagues together and form a team.
Some groups that may want to join in: Schools Gyms Real estate offices Banks and financial Trades Mechanics / engineers Shops etc...
This community event is growing year by year and is destined to become the biggest of its kind in the Illawarra. We are looking for long term community partners and businesses to come on board and join us in our exciting community journey.
If you would further information or would like to discuss this in greater detail contact Chris Lovatt on 0414 335 769.
Cheers Chris (founder Great Illawarra Walk)
To join a team, you have to register as a walker first. Then you can log in and join a team or register a team. This is in the edit profile area.
If you are unable to walk, you can still donate and all donations are gratefully accepted.