The JLF Trek is an endurance event designed to challenge you physically and mentally. A medium to high level of fitness is required but with the right preparation and attitude you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve. Whether you trek on both Friday and Saturday, or just Saturday, this weekend will leave you inspired and ready to take on the world.
The JLF Trek will take place along the eastern section of the Great Ocean Walk, taking in the amazing views of the rugged coastline and spectacular forests.
Registrations close October 7 unless sold out prior and places are strictly limited. Don’t miss out on this incredible challenge.
55km | 21 & 22 October
Entry fee $295
Individual fundraising target $500
22.5km | 22 October
Entry fee $195
Individual fundraising target $300
Entry is permitted to ages 14 and over (participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times).Your entry fee covers the cost of this fully supported event, including safety and management, food and drinks at checkpoints and a finish line celebration. It is not a donation.
Maps & Info
Friday 21 October 2022
32.5km – Johanna Beach to Blanket Bay
Bus loading – 6:45am Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, 29-35 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay
Carpark – street parking
Bus departure – 7:00am SHARP
Start time – 7:45am Johanna Beach Lookout
Return shuttle – departing Blanket Bay Campgrounds for Great Ocean Road Brewhouse at regular intervals.
View Friday’s map here
Saturday 22 October 2022
22.5km – Blanket Bay to Apollo Bay
Bus loading –7.45am Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, 29-35 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay
Carpark – street parking
Bus departure – 8:00am SHARP
Start time – 8:45am Blanket Bay Campgrounds
View Saturday’s map here
Thursday 20 October 2022
Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, 29-35 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay
Bib collection from 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Event briefing 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Post Briefing Dinner: we recommend you book at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse.
At the event briefing you will not only receive your official bib and meet fellow trekkers, but you will also be provided with a snapshot of what to expect on the Trek including details of the route, any last minute changes and tips and tricks to get the most out of your experience. Safety and emergency procedures will also be covered.
If you are trekking on both Friday and Saturday, we strongly encourage you to attend. If you are trekking on Saturday only we appreciate it’s unlikely you will be able to make this briefing. The presentation will be e-mailed to all trekkers at the conclusion of the briefing.
Bibs will be available for collection from 5:00pm – 6:00pm on Thursday night prior to the briefing. You will not be permitted to take part in event without your bib.
Bibs not collected at the briefing will be available at the bus loading location on the day of your Trek.
We arrange coaches on both days to transport you from Apollo Bay to the start line. Please refer to the Trek details above for more information.
You are responsible for making your own accommodation arrangements. If you would like to make a weekend of it Airbnb have some wonderful places to look at and there are some great deals on Bookings.com
If you're looking for more information about The JLF Trek click through to our frequently asked questions here
The Jodi Lee Foundation is the event organiser. If we consider the route is unsafe due to heavy rain, lightning, high winds, bushfire or the like, we will re-route, find an alternative shortened course or cancel the event. No refund of registration fees or money raised will be made, and your registration fee cannot be transferred to another JLF Trek or event. This is also the case if you choose not to participate in the modified event. Due to the months of preparation involved, the event will not be re-scheduled to any other weekend. We also reserve the right to change the route or checkpoint locations or distances as necessary. Any changes will be communicated to participants prior to the event.
The JLF Trek Vic it is an endurance event. It will challenge you physically and mentally. But with the right preparation we know you will love it.
You are able to access our JLF Trek Training Guide from your profile page.