About the Event
About the Event
Registrants chose their challenge, raised funds and qualified to go the distance on Sunday 28th October 2012
go the distance is a fundraising and physical challenge open to individuals and families of all ages and abilities to raise funds towards finding better treatments and cures for heart disease and cancer.
Participants - individuals, families and teams - raised a minimum target amount to take part in their choice of three physical disciplines – walk, run or ride - on Sunday 28th October 2012.
Just as there is unity in four charities working together to go the distance to raise $2,000,000 by 2015 for heart and cancer, there is collective power in the participants who pledged to make a difference. Once an individual or family registered, they could elect to join a team to participate with friends or colleagues to raise even more funds.
Participants were encouraged to register and commence fundraising, starting in March 2012, in order to take part in the Sunday 28th October community and family event which started and finished at Barratt Reserve, West Beach, opposite the award winning Adelaide Shores Caravan Park.
Having fun, raising funds and choosing your physical activity:
go the distance 7km walk
Perfect for families or all fitness levels, the 7km run travelled along the banks of the Patawalonga River to Wigley Reserve then along the Esplanade returning to Barratt Reserve.
go the distance 7km run
The 7km run travelled along the banks of the Patawalonga River to Wigley Reserve then along the Esplanade returning to Barratt Reserve.
go the distance 21.1km run
Participants challenging themselves to the 21.1km half marathon continued along the Torrens pathway and returned to West Beach.
go the distance 30km ride
The 30km option travelled along the Esplanade from West Beach to Largs Bay and back.
go the distance 50km ride
The 50km option travelled along the Esplanade from West Beach to Outer Harbor and back.
go the distance 100km ride
The 100km riders travelled two laps of the 50km route, before returning to celebrations with other ‘Challengers’ at West Beach.
Water and refreshment stations were positioned along all routes. Participants who qualified to go the distance, by making their fundraising target, received a special shirt or jersey to wear during the event.
How to get involved in go the distance
The go the distance team is currently working on the next event. Everyone who registered will be advised by email; everyone who has not registered and would like to be added to our database to receive updates, please contact the go the distance office.
Click here to make a donation to support one of our current fundraisers.