Join our 2019 Cape to Cape Gutsy Challenge in support of GI Cancer research. This adventure will take you along 135km of the magnificent WA coastline, through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, and is running from 14th-22nd September, 2019! This group will be led by Dr Lorraine Chantrill – AGITG, Board Member.
Register your interest by filling in our form at the bottom of this page.
When joining a ‘Gutsy Challenge’ you embark on a remarkable journey to discover your inner philanthropist as you raise money to improve treatment options and ultimately life outcomes for the 28,000+ Australians diagnosed with Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Cancer every year.
At the same time you partake in an adventure of discovery … perhaps you’ll even discover how far your personal boundaries stretch as you take on this 135km physical challenge.
Huma Charity Challenge, are our chosen adventure travel partner as they are passionate about providing off‑the‑beaten track travel experiences. Huma Charity Challenge is a division of the worldwide adventure travel company World Expeditions.
Travellers on this adventure will traverse the entire 135 km Cape to Cape track, walking through the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park, along Western Australia’s magnificent Southwest coast.
How far do I have to walk?
For this Gutsy Challenge you will be trekking over 135kms in a series of day walks. Your team will comprise of a max. of 13 people and you will trek between 15km and 25km each day, over 7 days.
About the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park
From giant Karri forests to windswept limestone cliffs, pristine white sandy beaches, coastal heath as well as ancient dunes, granite cliff lines and abundant wildflowers, the diversity of landscapes makes the Cape to Cape trek one of Australia’s most delightful coastal walks. There is no such thing as an ‘easy’ day on this Gutsy Challenge, which involves 7 days of walking up to 25 km per day. That said you will walk with just a daypack, returning to comfortable lodge style accommodation located in the Margaret River region each evening.
What is involved in the Cape to Cape Gutsy Challenge ?
This Gutsy Challenge will run from 14-22 September, 2019
- This adventure will involve a series of challenging day walks, guided and fully supported by a professional tour operator
- You will trek just with a daypack, and stay in comfortable twin share hotel/motel accommodation each night.
- Walks will involve between 6km and 18km each day.
- All food and accommodation is included along with return transfers from Perth.
- Dr Lorraine Chantrill, a GI Cancer Institute Board Member and leading medical oncologist, will be our organisational representative leading this group.
How much do I have to raise?
Each team member has been set the challenge to raise $3,500 as part of their fundraising efforts. Participants will have until the end of December 2019 to achieve their target.
Based on the experience of 50+ previous Gutsy Challenge Adventure participants, this target is often well exceeded and we will also provide support to help ensure you reach your goal!
What will the funds I raise be used for?
All money raised will be used to fund Gastro-Intestinal (GI) clinical trials research and the GI Cancer Institutes’ ‘Innovation Fund’ annual grant. This grant supports critical early stage research – enabling vital research in to new treatments to be proven and ultimately leveraged to larger scale clinical trials.
Who will I walk with?
This adventure is available to a max. of 13 people, including a representative from the GI Cancer Institute. As such, you will join a small group to undertake this Gutsy Challenge Cape to Cape.
From past experience people join our Gutsy Adventures as they want to achieve personal goals, whilst also making a difference & improve outcomes for GI Cancer patients and supporting clinical trials.
As Trish Lawler – one of our 2017 Gutsy Challenge participants, who trekked the Larapinta Trail – explained ..
” The Gutsy Challenge was a fantastic experience. To be able to raise money for such a good cause and then training and pushing myself to do the trek was very rewarding. The day we climbed Mount Sonder was physically the most arduous thing I have done, but now I look back with a great sense of achievement.”
About Huma & World Expeditions – The GI Cancer Institute partners with Huma Charity Challenge, a division of World Expeditions, to deliver exceptional travel experiences as part of our Gutsy Challenge Adventure program.
- 30 + years experience
- Experienced and professional guides and quality equipment
- An unblemished safety record
- 24 hour backup
- A commitment to sustainable travel practices
- They look forward to helping you explore our amazing wilderness ‑ the right way.