‘19 for 19 Challenge’ – A Walk for Anya’s Wish.
At just 13, Armidale local Anya Zuber was diagnosed with high grade metastatic osteosarcoma, an aggressive tumour that grows in the bones of the body. After 6 years of treatment, hospital stays and surgeries, Anya passed away at just 19 years of age, on September 12th 2020.
Anya wished that her body, her experience with the disease, and any other resources be focussed on the ongoing research to end osteosarcoma and improve treatments.
Anya’s family are working with the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA) and have established a new research project called Anya’s Wish. They are committed to raising $600,000 over the next three years. This world leading, three-year critical research project will significantly improve therapies and survivability for young people diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
A highlight of Anya’s childhood in the New England was bush walks and picnics in the Region’s beautiful National Parks.
Anya was determined to help fund research into this disease to change the course of history for children suffering from osteosarcoma in generations to come.
We have found an iconic location for people of all ages to walk 19km for 19 years, together on Sunday 21st November 2021.
There will be two distances: a 5km family/kids fun walk and a 19km walk.
Age limits apply to the walks.
- 5km Walk – children are encouraged to participate in the 5km event. Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult or guardian who is over the age of 18, and must be within arm’s reach of their guardian at all times during the event. Children under 12 will not be permitted to walk the event alone. The track is not suitable for prams.
- 19km Walk – entry is open to 14 years and over.
The entry fee ensures that we can cover costs associated with a safe and enjoyable event. When you register you will receive a t-shirt (limited to first 300 registrations) and water bottle and all food on the day.
Adults (18+) $100.00
Children (under 12) $80.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $250
Adults (18+) $67.50
Children (under 12) $50.00
COVID 19 - Proof of vaccination and guidelines
In accordance with NSW Health Regulations and Guidelines, it is mandatory for all participants, volunteers and visitors (aged 16+) to be double vaccinated, or have a NSW Health certified medical dispensation, to participate in the Walk.
Children under 16 do not need to be fully vaccinated, however must be accompanied by a person who is a member of the child's household and is fully vaccinated. Please ensure that you have proof of vaccination with you on the day.
The "19 for 19 Challenge - A Walk for Anya's Wish" event and Tour de Rocks Ltd will always follow the advice from NSW Health.
All restrictions for attendance at this event, including QR codes, vaccination status and physical distancing, will be followed accordingly.