Want to make new friends and get fit at the same time? Looking for a fitness challenge before winter freezes over?
Grab your running shoes, your Fitbit and a few friends to trek for good cause.
The Jodie Lee Foundation is hosting a trek along the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula and idyllic countryside of Victor Harbour – all in the name of beating bowel cancer.
On its seventh annual run, the trek will take shape this May to raise vital awareness and funds for Australia’s second most common cancer.
This trek is extra special this year as it’s honouring long-time supporter, Sherie Hagger, who passed recently at 37. Known for her strength, courage, and passion for raising awareness for early detection and screening, the Jodie Lee Foundation fights for the importance of keeping early prevention on everyone’s radar.
CEO Kathryn Quintel believes that though the event may be challenging, the support it has garnered is truly humbling, with new participants signing up each year, joining the growing army of long-time trekkers.
“There are a number of bowel cancer stories among our participants, including survivors, those hiking for loved ones currently battling the disease, and others who have a close connection in one way or another.”
If you are ready to take on the ultimate challenge, you can choose to hike 80km over the two days. You will begin at the Fleurieu Milk Company on Friday and finish on the Saturday at The Bluff in Encounter Bay.
For those who wish to support, but want an easier endurance level, you can begin at Tunkhead Road, Tunaklilla for the 25km trek or Parson’s Beach, Waitpinga for the 10km trek, both starting on Saturday.
The trek ends with a celebration party at the finish line at the Bluff. Get revitalised with ample food and drinks and let yourself go as you dance your tired legs away!
And why not make it a mini holiday?
Treat yourself after your long hike by checking out South Coast Stay for your accommodation. With property listed for all the stops along the way, from Myponga to Encounter Bay, you weekend plans have just been made.