Gear up for a life-changing adventure along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, with the Sydney leg of annual trekking challenge Coastrek on March 4.
What is Coastrek?
- 3,400 trekkers take on a 30km - 55km team trekking challenge.
- 3 events begin at sunrise on Friday 4 March
- 55km beach trek from Palm Beach to Balmoral
- 50km harbour trek from Coogee Beach to Balmoral (Sold out - wait list open)
- 30km trek from Long Reef to Balmoral
- Sign up with a team of four people, including at least two women and complete your trek within 18 hours (10 hours for the 30km trek).
- 14,500 people have taken part in the event since its humble beginnings 7 years ago with 40 trekkers.
This year, we’re setting our sights on raising $3 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation. That fundraising target represents 120,000 people in Australia and in developing countries around the world whose sight could be restored. This mammoth fundraising effort with add to the tally of more than $9 million that has been raised for The Foundation over the past 6 years of Coastrek in Sydney and Melbourne and the 360,000 people who have had their eyesight restored as a result.
2016 Star Trekkers & Ambassadors
With its fundraising track record and reputation for raising awareness of blindness as a gender issue, there is always a strong contingent of some of Australia’s most inspirational women amongst the trekkers of Coastrek. This year is no different, with one of our own Ambassadors, and Fred’s daughter, Ruth joining in the fun. Here are some of the trekkers who will be getting amongst it on the day:
- Fred’s daughter and Fred Hollows Foundation Ambassador Ruth Hollows
- Comedian and Australian Broadcaster Julie McCrossin
- Paralympic Gold Medalist Lindy Hou
- Sky News Anchor Celina Edmonds
- Today Show Nutritionist Dr Joanna McMillan
- Happy Body At Work and Physiocise star Anna-Louise Bouvier