EXCITING NEWS FOR THIS YEAR'S GREAT ILLAWARRA WALK
We are proud to announce the Great Illawarra Walk will be supporting Saving Chloe Saxby/Hope for Holly Burns again in 2020!
Every year we continue to grow thanks to our awesome community and supporters and we will always strive to be bigger and better than ever before!
Saturday 7 March, 40km from Shellharbour to Austinmer
WHERE DO WE WALK?
The 2020 Great Illawarra Walk begins at Bean Roasted Espresso Bar Shellharbour (Addison Street) at 7am on Saturday 7 March and finishes at Headlands Hotel Austinmer.
Check out the route section of the website for a full breakdown of the walk route.
Great Illawarra Walk - Route Overview
Depart Shellharbour Village 7am – Bean Roasted Espresso Bar, Addison Street
Depart Warrawong 9am – Wave FM, Hoskins Street
Depart Wollongong 11:30am – One Agency Property Division, 103 Kiera Street
Depart Fairy Meadow 12pm – One Agency Property Division, 19 Princes Highway
Arrive Headlands Hotel Austinmer between 2pm and 5pm
FREE FOOD AND WATER ALONG THE WAY
The Rapid Relief Team are on board once again and will be supplying free food and drink to all walkers.
The team will be stationed at Windang and Corrimal, serving a full spread of coffee, tea, cold drinks, snacks, fruit, sandwiches and burgers.
One Agency Property Division will once again be providing regular water stops along the way - although it's still a good idea to have a drink bottle with you to stay well hydrated.
Headlands Hotel Austinmer - The After Party
Join us for an end of walk celebration at the Headlands.
The walk finishes at Headlands Hotel Austinmer, with a finale party from 2pm-6pm. Most walkers are expected to arrive early afternoon - plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a beverage (or two!).
Headlands Hotel Austinmer have kindly offered us a huge space for the afternoon so come and enjoy live entertainment from 2pm and complimentary finger food from 4pm.
WALK T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION
Great Illawarra Walk t-shirts are available for collection during business hours from One Agency Real Estate (Corrimal and Warilla). We will also have shirts available for collection at Bean Roasted (the start line) the morning of the walk.
Join the The Great Illawarra Walk in 2020!
The Great Illawarra Walk is once again calling on Illawarra residents to don their walking shoes for the annual Great Illawarra Walk on Saturday 7 March, this year raising money for research into Vanishing White Matter Disease and supporting local girl Chloe Saxby.
Chloe Saxby and Holly Burns are two little girls from the Illawarra and South Coast region who were diagnosed with an extremely rare and degenerative brain disease - Vanishing White Matter Disease - for which there is no cure or treatment available.
It was recently announced that - thanks to the Great Illawarra Walk - Australian-first research into Vanishing White Matter Disease will take place at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), with researchers using advanced methods in stem cell research to try to find a potential cure for Chloe.
While IHMRI has committed to the initial seed funding, additional funds are desperately needed to continue the research.
The Great Illawarra Walk, now in its thirteenth year, is donating all monies raised from the 2020 event to this worthy cause.
The event runs over one day, with participants walking up to 40km across the Illawarra. Participants can choose to walk any distance between Shellharbour and Austinmer.