Ladies of Adelaide, get ready. Australia’s favourite adventure trek series for women is taking place along the stunning coastline of Adelaide (for the first time ever).
From sunrise on September 21, 2,000 Aussie hikers will experience the natural exhilaration of the Coastrek, Team Trekking Challenge, along Adelaide’s stunning coast. This 30 to 60km hike inspires and empowers women to get fit and healthy while raising funds for the Beyondblue Support Service. And if that is not enough, Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, is encouraging us all to get on board.
Beyondblue Chair Julia Gillard and Coastrek CEO Di Westaway sincerely encourage South Australian women, as well as the men in their lives, to join the challenging adventure hike and raise money for wellbeing. In teams of four (with 50% being women) the groups will hike along the Adelaide coastline in the name of a brilliant cause.
“This unique hiking adventure targets women and inspires and empowers them to take on a life changing adventure,” Ms Gillard said.
“We know that about 1 in 5 women in Australia will experience depression and 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety during their lifetime… This is higher than the rate for men. The Adelaide Coastrek is the perfect opportunity for women to get together, be active, combat stress and improve their mental and physical health,” Ms Gillard continues.
Explore the magic of the Fleurieu Peninsula; its rugged coastline, spectacular bays, secret bush trails and historic sites, all the while completing an incredible personal challenge with your friends while supporting mental health.
Ms Westaway said Coastrek gives women permission to take time out for themselves so they can focus on their health and wellbeing while also helping those in need.
Ms Westaway started Coastrek after what she calls her ‘Mid-Wife Crisis’. A frazzled, fed-up mum fighting 40, she realised that while nurturing her growing family, she had neglected herself. When a friend’s personal trainer invited her to climb a mountain in the Andes, a love affair with the thrill of adventure was born, and soon after so was Coastrek.
Coastrek began in Sydney in 2009, before launching in Melbourne in 2015 and the Sunshine Coast in 2017. Since then nearly 25,000 trekkers have raised almost $20 million for charity. Adelaide Coastrekkers will experience the natural exhilaration of a wanderlust challenge as well as aiming to raise over $1 million for beyondblue.
Registrations for the inaugural Adelaide Coastrek open next week at www.adelaide.coastrek.com.au but there are limited spots so don’t miss out.
So be sure to tell all the ladies in your life about this trek, and register for this wonderful opportunity to run along our gorgeous coastlines in an effort to acknowledge the plight of others with mental health struggles.
Thrilling 30km– Victor Harbour to Goolwa including Granite Island loop
Super 60km – Heysen Coastal trail from Parsons Beach to Goolwa including Rosetta Head and Granite Island
When: Friday September 21
You can register for Coastrek here.