Fred's passion, in addition to ophthalmology,
was mountaineering. So the Wild Women on Top Coastrek is very special to me and The Fred Hollows Foundation...
- Gabi Hollows
What is Coastrek?
Wild Women On Top Coastrek was founded by Di Westaway.
Since Sydney Coastrek began in 2009, with just 40 trekkers, almost 24,000 people (90 per cent of them women between 35-55 years) have been inspired to get fit trekking to transform lives.
To date, the $19.3 million dollars raised through Coastrek events have gone towards training hundreds of eye doctors and eye health workers and buliding many new eye hospitals. All this has restored sight to tens of thousands of needlessly blind people.
Coastrek has transformed my life - it's the most extraordinary experience to walk with friends along the beautiful Sydney coastline and feel absolute happiness...
- Julie McCrossin
Your life-changing Coastrek Adventure
Teams of four, with at least two women in each team, take between 8 to 18 hours to complete the challenge. You'll get fit while raising money to transform lives.
When you sign up for Coastrek, you embark on months of adventure: planning, preparation, training, fundraising, chatting, walking…Join us and experience the magic.
Ways to be involved
There are many ways you can get involved with Sydney, Melbourne or Sunshine Coastrek:
- you can enter or join a team
- donate to a team or a friend
- become a volunteer.
Whatever you choose, your contribution will help The Fred Hollows Foundation continue the vital work to end avoidable blindness.
Who are the Wild Women On Top?
Wild Women On Top transform lives. We create wild adventure challenges to get women walking in nature, inspiring and motivating us all to take action and get moving. And when this happens, we feel natural exhilaration. Doctors call it 'lifestyle medicine'.
Wild adventure challenges and motivates us to get out of our heads and in to our hearts to feel natural exhilaration. This can be addictive...
- Di Westaway, Founder Wild Women On Top
By committing to challenging adventures with friends, we’re motivated to do things we wouldn’t normally do, like daily walking. This creates sustained behavioural change.
But most of us need to be tempted by exciting goals first. The Wild Women On Top Coastrek, Wild Weekends and Wild Adventures motivate women to walk.
Sydney Coastrek is an annual event held in March along Sydney's stunning coastline. The 2017 event saw 3,500 happy trekkers crossing the finish line in Bondi having help raising over $2.6 million to restore sight!
We can't wait for next year's two epic events starting at sunrise and taking you through pristine national parks, secret coves, stunning beaches and Sydney's iconic landmarks. Trek 60km from beautiful Manly to iconic Bondi Beach or 30km from Kirribilli and finishing at Bondi Beach.
The Coastrek adventure takes you on a 12-week training program. You'll get loads of expert tips and fundraising support to help you prepare for the big day. You’ll also get access to a huge range of nutrition, injury prevention, gear and other fabulous partner offers to support you along your journey.
Date: Friday 16 March, 2018 - Register your team NOW!
Teams of 4, at least 50% women
Entry Fee: $224 per person – 60km or $162 per person – 30km
Fundraising goal: minimum $500 per trekker ($2,000 per team)
Find out more about Sydney Coastrek
Melbourne Coastrek 2017 saw over 1,800 trekkers walk along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula coast, bathed in glorious autumn sunshine, and raise close to $1.4m to restore sight.
This annual event offers you the choice of a 60km adventure from Cape Schanck to Point Nepean or the 30km trek from Koonya Beach to Point Nepean. Along with your trekking buddies, you’ll walk on beautiful beaches and nature trails, visit sparkling bays and rugged coastline steeped in history and you’ll gain fitness, have fun and help restore sight to needlessly blind people.
The Coastrek adventure takes you on a 12 Week Training Program and you will receive loads of expert guidance and fundraising support to help you prepare for the big day. You’ll also gain access to a range of nutrition, injury prevention, gear and other fabulous partner offers to support you on your journey.
Date: Friday 25 May, 2018 - Register Your Interest Now!
Location: Mornington Peninsula
Teams of 4, at least 50% women
Entry Fee: $199 per person – 60km (Early Bird) or $149 per person – 30km (Early Bird)
Fundraising goal: minimum $2,000 per team ($500 per participant)
Don't want to trek - you can still be part of the fun by signing up as a volunteer