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Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter


Sunday, 21 May 2017


Byron Bay to Ballina

Registration closes on:

Friday, 19 May 2017 at 5:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Thank you for your interest in the Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk
Walk some of the most spectacular coastline in Australia, whilst also helping to raise support for
a vital community service and charity - the
Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.  

Magnificent scenery provides the backdrop for the Walk, as participants make their way along many of the region's beautiful beaches. An all-terrain challenge across sand, bush track and roads, the event should not be underestimated by anyone. Participants can walk or run at any pace in this non-competitive social event.

The Walk starts at Denning Park in Byron Bay, loops around Cape Byron Lighthouse and follows the coastline south to Ballina. Participants can choose to finish at Broken Head (12km), Lennox Head SLSC (24km) or Ballina SLSC (35km).

Walk as an individual or as part of a team (2-20 people) - either way you will be fully supported all the way by Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Crew, Event Staff and Volunteers.   Note: minimum age is 12 years old (12-16 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult).

Want to get a bit 'fancy'?  Add even more fun to your Walk by coming along in FANCY DRESS or go all out sporting your team's colour and crazy attire.

Participant Costs*

Byron Bay to:
  - Broken Head (12km)  - $50pp
  - Lennox Head (24km)  - $65pp
  - Ballina SLSC (35km)  - $75pp
(* surcharges for payment by credit card / PayPal will apply)

Refer a friend, family member or colleague who has never 'Walked' this event before, and if they register and participate in this year's Coastal Walk we will refund you 50% of your registration fee.  For 2 or more successful referrals, receive your registration for free. (**conditions apply, see further below)


The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is a local based charity which relies on the community to help  raise over $5M each year to keep operating.  Participants are encourage to fundraise to further support the Service - ask your friends, family, colleagues, and employer to sponsor you in this challenge. 

Refer to the FUNDRAISING section below for further details on how you can do this.

For further information and updates about this event, visit the Coastal Charity Walk website.

(unless sold out prior).


1. Select Registration Type
    * Individual
    * Create a Team
    * Join a Team / Group

2. Select your Walk Distance
    35km - Byron Bay to Ballina 
     24km - Byron Bay to Lennox Head
     12km - Byron Bay to Broken Head

3. Select your Start Time - check you have selected a start time in the correct walk.
    NoteAll team members must walk the same distance and start at the same time

4. Enter your / your team member details
-  the following information is needed to register each person
    - Name
    - Date of Birth (for insurance purposes)
    - Address
    - Email
    - One phone number

Read & accept the waiver for yourself or on behalf of your team

6. Make payment
by VISA or MC or PayPal (surcharges apply)

7. Receive your confirmation email

  Start Fundraising

9.  Get Walking 
....we will contact you with further details closer to the event

Notes on Teams:
* All team members must walk the same distance and start at the same time
* Team captain can invite team members via email or share their team password
* Team members can pay for their own registration.
* All teams must be paid and completed no later than 10 days prior to the event. Unpaid and incomplete registrations will be cancelled after this date. We will send a reminder up to one month prior.

What You Get With Your Registration

* Entry to participate in the Coastal Charity Walk

* One Charity Walk Cap per participant
* Water refills + fruit / lolly stations at each Checkpoint

* Onsite medical support

* Participant Bibs with event timing chips will be issued on the day
* Abundant encouragement and support

Walk Requirements
* All correspondence will be via the email address supplied
* The waiver must be agreed to by either the team captain or individual to participate

* Minimum age for participants is 12 years & must be accompanied by a paying adult
* All participants must follow the prescribed route and follow all directions given by identified event staff

* Each team or individual participant must carry a mobile phone
* Each participant must carry their own water vessel (full at the start)
* If for any reason a participant needs to pull out between checkpoints during the event, they must notify event staff. Participants should call the 'emergency' contact number provided on their Walk bib to advise.

What to bring
Suitable footwear
* Adequate WATER supply (water refill stations are provided along the route)
* Sunscreen / hat (you will receive an event cap as part of your registration)
* Snacks or lunch to fuel your Walk  #
* Fancy dress outfit, if you are game
#  Please bring food to snack on throughout the day - especially if you are walking the 24km & 35km distance.

Complimentary lolly & fruit stations will be located at checkpoints. Community groups / businesses will also be selling food, so bring cash with you.

Please do not bring
* Children in slings or strollers - exposure to the elements for babes in arms or toddlers is a high risk at this event, and the terrain is not suitable for strollers. Get your kids to cheer you over the finish line instead.
* Your pets - we are going through National Parks & on beaches which have restricted areas for animals

CANCELLATIONS & CHANGES:  Participants may cancel up to one month prior to the event date. The Registration Fee will be refunded to the credit card of which the payment was taken LESS the $25 donation, which will be retained by Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. Participants can transfer their registration to another person at no charge up to 2 weeks prior to the event.


The Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk is a major fundraising event for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. All registration fees include a $25 tax deductible donation to the Service. 

The Helirescue Service is not fully-funded and relies on the support of the community to raise over $5M a year to keep operating and be on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to emergencies, AND remain free of charge to patients who are transported.  

 - Referred person must be a NEW participant of our Coastal Charity Walk events. Previous year registrations will be referenced.
 - Your referral must be made/sent during your own online registration via the 'Sharing' Section of this registration site - which appears AFTER payment has been made and your registration is confirmed. It is only through 'sharing' your participation in this way (sends a link either via email or Facebook) that we can track and confirm if your referral has resulted in a new registration.
 - Refunds apply to the registration fee paid less the included set $25 donation amount.  All refunds will be processed after the event.
 - No other forms of referral or refund requests will be considered or entered into.

Be sure to visit the Coastal Charity Walk website for regular updates or further information about the event.