May 11, 2013 at 7:00am
All walkers must check-in
at the START before 6.50am. We're open from 6am onwards so we
suggest that you get in early to jump the queues, grab a hot chocolate,
pose for a team shot and then do some warm-up stretches with your team.
Morning announcements start at 6.50am and the gun will crack at 7am sharp!
The course in brief
You will start at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill and head
north then west along the beautiful Dandenong Creek
Trail. You will walk to the foot of the Dandenong
Ranges at which point you will start your climb,
heading up toward Mount Dandenong (Skyhigh
Restaurant is not far from you here). Then you'll
head south and skirt around the mountains on bush
trails visiting Ferntree Gully Picnic Ground,
climbing the 1000 steps and finally finishing at
Ferny Creek Reserve for a well earned break. Phew!
When can I register?
Registrations open on February 1, 2013.
When do registrations close?
Registrations close on May 9, 2013 at 11:30pm.
What is the cost?
You must pay an administration fee to participate in Go the Extra
Mile ($55 for adults, $25 for kids and teens [6-18 years old], free to toddlers [under 6 years old]).
This funds the operation of the event and pays for things like venues,
permits, insurances, medical staff, food, drink,
hire of equipment. We strive to keep this cost low by trying to
secure sponsors for the event and when you see their
names appear on this website, you can expect a few
more creature comforts on event day.
Adult walkers must raise a minimum of $200 fundraising
(teens 12-18 raise $50) - all of which will go
toward the charity - and all of
which is fully tax deductible. You are encouraged to raise as much
money as you can and prizes are awarded to the 3 top fundraising individuals.
Donations will be accepted until the 30th June.
Need some ideas for fundraising?
We would love to help
you achieve your target amounts so call on us for
assistance. We have resources like DVDs,
brochures, powerpoint shows. We can also come to
your school, group, church or workplace and speak
about the walk and Focus on the Family's work.
Stay in touch with us
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we'll keep you in touch with the event's happenings.