2023 Grampians Gutsy Challenge, VIC
Join our four-day Grampians Gutsy Challenge trek from 10th-13th May to raise much-needed funds for Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer research!
Rising abruptly from the Western Plains, the Grampians (known as Gariwerd to the local Aboriginal people) is a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and forests bursting with wildlife.
This Gutsy adventure brings stunning trails, cascading waterfalls and amazing views over rocky escarpments. You will stay in comfortable group accommodation each night and enjoy freshly cooked meals.
Mackenzie Falls, Mount Rosea and the Pinnacle Lookout are some of the many highlights along this trail.
The funds that you raise in your Gutsy Challenge will support the Innovation Grant which provides researchers with the opportunity to conduct ground-breaking research into GI cancers. It is an important early step in the process to develop new, lifesaving clinical trials and improve treatment options for GI cancer patients.
FUNDRAISING TARGET: $1,000
We acknowledge the Djab Wurrung and Jardwadjali people as the traditional custodians of the Grampians (Gariwerd).
What is included in the price?
The trek cost of $1,499 includes return private transport from both Adelaide and Melbourne. This cost also includes all meals and snacks, national park fees, tour guides and accommodation for three nights while on the trek.
Where will I be staying?
You will be staying in shared/bunk house style accommodation. Single rooms are available at extra cost but are limited.
Do I have to carry my own pack?
Yes. You will carry your own daypack of up to 5kg, which should include warm clothing, sun protection, a rainproof jacket, water and camera. The remainder of your luggage will be stored safely at your accommodation.
How fit do I need to be?
You will need a reasonable level of fitness to walk on the trail. You should be able to walk on a variety of surfaces: inclines, declines, rocks, steep sections and loose ground. We recommend you do some hilly walks (up to 10km) before this trip to maximise your enjoyment of the climbs and views.
How much do I have to raise?
A minimum of $1,000 per participant. We will be with you every step of the way to help you reach this goal.
We will also send you a comprehensive fundraising toolkit and help you set up an online fundraising page which is an easy way to share your fundraiser with friends and family!
What will the funds I raise be used for?
The funds you raise will be used to support GI cancer clinical trials research through the Innovation Grant.
This grant is awarded annually and supports critical, early stage research, which can help to improve the quality of life of GI cancer patients.