Coastrek Set To Stride Out On The Mornington Peninsula With Popular Radio & TV Presenter Jo Stanley As Ambassador

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Coastrek is returning to the Mornington Peninsula on Friday, 27 May 2022 promising an epic adventure of fun and fitness, trekking some of Victoria’s most spectacular landscape in support of Beyond Blue.

“So many of us craving wide open spaces to explore and the Mornington Peninsula delivers in every way – wild ocean coastlines, secluded bays, rugged bushland and beautiful beaches,” says Di Westaway, Founder & CEO of Coastrek.

“Coastrek is a fantastic fitness goal and with a dedicated 6-12 week training program completed even before you get to the start line, you will be well prepared to get the most out of this life-changing experience.”

Popular radio and TV presenter, Jo Stanley – who successfully launched the female focused Broad Radio Network in January 2021 – will stride out as Coastrek Ambassador for the event with her team – The 4 Broads – taking on the challenge in support of raising awareness for women’s health.

“I truly believe in the power of connecting women with women to achieve great things – and a shared experience like Coastrek not only encourages better health and wellbeing, it also shines a light on the ongoing need for mental health support throughout the community.”

Coastrek participants, in teams of four, can choose from three distances – the super 60km, fabulous 45km or the thrilling 30km challenges – trekking some of the Mornington Peninsula’s most iconic locations.  The stunning Cape Schanck at sunrise, the natural beauty of Sorrento Beach, panoramic views from Point Nepean, and coastal bush trails including Farnsworth track to London Bridge and Butlers Track are amongst the many highlights that make the Mornington Peninsula Coastrek event so special.

And as a reward for trekkers, on completion the Mornington Peninsula region offers spectacular wineries, relaxing spa and wellness retreats, and close encounters with local wildlife.

Event details:

Friday, 27 May 2022
Registration closes 14 April for 45km and 30km events

The fundraising goal for Coastrek events in 2022 is $6 million which will support Beyond Blue’s 24-hour support service. 

Since its inception in 2009, Coastrek has raised nearly $40 million for charity and has inspired over 42,000 people to get moving out in nature in the spirit of fun, fitness, friendship and fundraising, highlighting the benefits of shared outdoor challenges on physical and mental health and ensuring a positive community impact well beyond event day.

All Coastrek routes are meticulously planned in coordination with local councils and national parks to ensure all trekkers tread lightly on our treasured land.

Other Coastrek events are taking place throughout 2022 across Australia on the Sunshine Coast in July, Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide in September and the inaugural Margaret River event in October:

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About Wild Women on Top and Coastrek

Established in 2004, Wild Women on Top is one of Australia’s largest and longest running women’s health movements.  Their mission is to connect, coach and champion women in the outdoors through community hiking adventures and their flagship Coastrek program of events around Australia. 

Since the first event in 2009, Coastrek has transformed millions of lives globally with over 40,000 trekkers in its 13-year history raising nearly $40 million, firstly through an 11-year partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation and since 2020 with Beyond Blue.  To date, nearly 2 million kilometres have been trekked by women who have trained and completed a Coastrek challenge – that’s 40 times around the world!

In 2020, Founder & CEO Di Westaway was awarded an OAM for services to women’s health, fitness, and charity services.   She is an authority on lifestyle health and wellness and trek training and has authored two books: ‘Natural Exhilaration’ and ‘How to Prepare for World Class Treks’.  She also holds the world record for the highest handstand at 6,982m above sea level on Mt Ama Dablam, Nepal.

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