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100ks For A Cure 2018
3 August @ 12:00 pm - 4 August @ 5:00 pm| $40
On the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 the annual 100ks For A Cure event is taking place for the 11th year thanks to the unwavering support and dedication of the event founder and organiser Brad Perry!
Registration is $40 per person and includes a Golden Octopus T-shirt and Water Bottle.
We strongly encourage you to get some friends together and participate as a team, though you are welcome to register on your own if you wish.
Departing Ayr at 11:00am on the 3rd August, we will drive to Ravenswood to begin our walk. The walk will start in Ravenswood on the afternoon of the 3rd August and will finish at the Commercial Hotel in Ayr on the 4th August.
The walk will take between 24 – 30 hours to complete.
Once you have registered head over to the The Golden Octopus 100ks for a CURE Facebook page to keep up to date, join in the discussion and foster your motivation!
If any businesses or individuals would like to sponsor this event please contact us via the Contact Page or by contacting the event organiser directly.
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A handy note for all the walkers by a veteran of the walk, Merle.
WELCOME TO THE 100KS FOR A CURE WALK
You need to remember that the 100km Walk is a challenge, it is not a race!
It symbolises in many ways the struggle that children facing cancer go through every day.
This walk has been held successfully for over 10 years and has been supported by many committed people so feel proud and thank you for supporting this amazing event.
You are able to rest in your support vehicle at any time you wish so pace yourself and please look after yourself.
WHAT TO BRING ALONG:
- You will need to bring your own water and drinks. You may want to include drinks such as Powerade, V- drinks or other energy drinks and milk drinks.
- You will need clothes for cold weather such as track pants, warm coat with a hood, gloves, beanie. Also a raincoat or poncho in case it rains.
- A toilet bag or small bag with toilet paper, Wet Ones, hand sanitiser, Curash cream or similar, tooth paste and brush.
- You are responsible for your own food. You need lots of nutritional snacks and something for dinner Friday night such as a sandwich, noodles as there will be hot water available, tuna, yoghurt and fruit. Some lollies and chocolates are good as a quick energy pick me up. Tea and coffee will be available but you need to bring your own cup!
- You will need a head light for when it gets dark as there are no street lights along the way! We are in the bush following a dirt road.
- You will need to bring some sort of bedding, there may not be beds available Saturday night so be prepared.
- You will be expected to stay between the buses and not go out on your own. You will be able to stop for a short time every five kms. At dinner time we stop for about 30 to 45 mins to eat and regroup to discuss any issues or concerns. It is also a good idea to bring along a fold up chair to sit down on.
- Just be aware the mobile phones don’t always have reception at certain areas along the walk.
- It is not an easy walk, not only does your body struggle, but it comes down to how determined you are and how mentally strong you are!
You can become very emotional as you walk into the finish line so don’t feel silly about this! Crying is allowed and is quite common. You may want to plan to have the Monday off after the walk as your body may need the rest and you may be in pain from blisters and sore muscles.