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The Golden Octopus 100ks for a CURE
17 June, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 18 June, 2016 @ 5:00 pm| $50
On the 17th and 18th June the annual 100ks For A Cure event is taking place for the 9th year!
Head over to the The Golden Octopus 100ks for a CURE Facebook page and find out all the details, you can register as an individual or a team.
Registration is $50 per team and includes a Golden Octopus t-shirt and the choice of a water bottle or cap, as well as free entry into the Country Bash. Teams are encouraged to dress in theme (anything to do with Gold, Ollees, Octopii, Kids or Country) for a chance to win some great prizes.
Leaving Ayr on the 17th June and arriving in Ravenswood on the 18th June. We will be camping in the Showgrounds and joining in the festivities of the Country Bash on the night of the 18th June in the Beer Garden of the Imperial Hotel with some amazing Country Music artists.
Buses will be running from Ayr and back for those who wish to only attend the Bash and tickets are available online, or can be purchased from KDee Designs (one of our amazing sponsors), and Jetsetter Travel in Ayr.
The Imperial Hotel Ravenswood is supporting the whole event and the amazing Brad Perry is organising it all.
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.
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 is now in its tenth year 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.