Organiser

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Date:

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Location:

Terrigal


Registration closes on:

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 at 5:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Thank you for your interest in the 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 Rescue Helicopter Service.   

Terrigal to Soldiers Coast Charity Walk - Sunday 30 June 2019

2019 is the first year the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service have run this event, previously known as Lighthouse to Skillion which ran for 3 years prior and have been a huge success.

The walk will start at Terrigal Beach SLSC and head north towards Shelly beach. You will exit the beach at Spoon Bay Road, Forresters Beach and head through Wyrrabalong National Park. Staying on the footpaths until you hit Shelly Beach (10.5kms)

Now back on the beach you will continue on sand and get off the beach just past The Entrance Baths, following the path over The Entrance bridge and back on the sand at North Entrance Surf Club.

From there, it’s a simple walk along the sand, keeping the ocean on your right, to Soldiers Beach Surf Club where the walk is completed (24km).

Participants can enter individually or in teams of 2-20 people. Minimum age is 12 years old (accompanied by a paying adult).

The spectacular scenery creates an awe inspiring backdrop for the Charity Walk. Participants can walk or run at any pace however it is a non-competitive social event.


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*

Terrigal to:

  • Shelly SLSC (10.5km) $35
  • Soldiers SLSC (24km) $65
  •  (*booking fees apply)

Participants can enter individually or in teams of 2-20 people. minimum age is 12 years old (accompanied by a paying adult)

 

WAVE TIMES (NSW  EST)

8.00am to Soldiers Beach - 24km (1st Group)

8.10am to Soldiers Beach – 24km (2nd Group)

8.20am to Soldiers Beach – 24kms (3rd Group)

8.30am to Shelly - 10.5km 

 

Fuelling stations – water, fruit, lollies and food for purchase - are provided along the way. Participants NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN WATER BOTTLE to keep the event space clean by walking green.

The event will finish at Soldiers Beach SLSC

 

HELP US SAVE LIVES!   

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is a local based charity which relies on the community to help raise over $12M 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.

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS CLOSE on 28 June 2019
 (unless sold out prior).


REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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

2. Select your Distance
 
   
Terrigal SLSC to:

  • Soldiers Beach SLSC (24km)
  • Shelly Beach SLSC (10.5km)


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

8.00am to Soldiers Beach - 24km (1st Group)

8.10am to Soldiers Beach – 24km (2nd Group)

8.20am to Soldiers Beach – 24kms (3rd Group)

8.30am to Shelly - 10.5km 


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

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

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

7. Receive your confirmation email

8.
  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 .

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 $25, which will be retained by Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Participants can transfer their registration to another person at no charge up to 2 weeks prior to the event.

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