Sat, 28 Aug|
Mt Crawford Forest Reserve
2021 SmartBar Walk for a Veteran with PTSD
Walk for a Veteran Inc in conjunction with Forestry SA and Heroes on the Homefront, will hold the 2021 SmartBar Walk for a Veteran with PTSD on Saturday 28th August 2021 entirely within the Mt Crawford Forest Reserve in the northern Adelaide Hills, located 33km north east from the Adelaide CBD.
Time & Location
28 Aug 2021, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm ACST
Mt Crawford Forest Reserve, S Para Rd, Chain of Ponds SA 5231, Australia
About the event
A 10km loop has been created totally on the trails of the Reserve, of which 1/3 will be on the renowned Heysen Trail. The course will rise to 450m above sea level and provide some incredible views over the valleys below. We are giving individuals the option of completing one, two, three or four laps of the course. Teams can complete the 40km as a team of 2 or 4 each completing one or two 10km laps. The start and finish of each lap will be from the same location, which will be the venue for the post event activities.
Registration fees are:
10km per person (team of 4) $30 per person
20km per person (team of 2) $45 per person
Secure camping sites will be available on the Friday and Saturday night, with off-road parking provided. St John Ambulance will be across the 10km course from 6am Saturday. The event will see the introduction of the first after walk concert starting at 2pm. Headlining the concert are Pierce Brothers (VIC) and Hollow Coves (QLD), joined by folk legend Carus Thompson and band (VIC/WA), ex-Army Officer and singer/songwriter Pat Kenny (QLD), Lucinda Grace from the Adelaide Hills, and Yorke Heath (SA). Yorke Heath and Mark Aiston will be our Masters of Ceremonies. We are inviting the general public to join walkers for the concert which will go well into the evening to show support for our veterans and emergency services.
Spinifex Brewing Co., Ghost Wines, and local food trucks will be set up in the start/finish area from 12pm for the duration of the event.
The walk aims to draw attention to the physical and mental health issues that affect many military and emergency services personnel and their families. We want to provide all that attend an opportunity to show their support and gain some further insight into these issues. 100% of the profit from the event is donated to our chosen charities.
Our chosen charities in 2021 will be Trojans Trek, Hearts 4 Heros, Australian Professional Firefighters Foundation (APFF), and CFS Foundation – SA.