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The Lighthouse2Skillion Coast Walk

 

Norah Head Lighthouse to The Skillion, Terrigal

 

It’s time to start getting your body ready for some exercise

You have about 155 days to prepare, aiming for 30 July 2017

Registration has already opened – on 1 November 2016

 

Last year, five Island residents participated in this fund-raising walk.

It might have flown under the radar last year… but this year The Island News is featuring this walk NOW, giving all interested participants the lead time to get your body and your act together for this beautiful 27.5 km coastal walk from Norah Head Lighthouse to the Terrigal Skillion.

Some History

In late 2015, a group of friends thought it would be worthy to walk the 27.5 km between Norah Head Lighthouse and The Skillion at Terrigal.  They estimated that maybe 50 – 100 friends would join them on this fun, social and unofficial walk in Winter when the beaches will be less crowded and on a day when the tides will be kind.

After posting it on Facebook, in less than two weeks over 500 people said they were going, more than 1700 were interested, and another 1000 were invited by those who were either going or interested.

Thus, due to overwhelming interest the Lighthouse 2 Skillion Coast Walk was born.

With in excess of 2000 walking down the beaches, rocks, roads and bush tracks, the friends behind the concept decided to take it to the next level, and being members of local surf clubs they decided to run it officially as a fundraiser for all the surf clubs they would pass by as well as other charities.

On 31 July 2016 more than 2000 people did the first L2S gorgeous yet gruelling challenge.

The 2017 Lighthouse2Skillion Coast Walk

… is back on 30th July 2017, raising money not only for Surf Life Saving Central Coast and the surf clubs they will be passing on the way but also the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and Coast Shelter.

 

This year - a Half Walk too

To encourage more people to be part of it, in 2017 there will be a ‘Half Walk’ with a start line at Memorial Park, The Entrance.  This shortened version of the L2S Walk will still cover 16 km of coastline, but will obviously not include the 8 km of sandy goodness from Soldiers Beach to North Entrance Surf Club.

We know that most people will want to challenge themselves with the full 27.5 km distance between the Central Coast’s two most beloved landmarks, but we also know that there are possibly hundreds of people who would like to support our event but simply could not take on the full distance.  This is for those people.

 

Your entry fee will also get you -

– Lighthouse2Skillion Coast Walk t-shirt

– Race number bib

– Water refills at surf clubs along the walk

– Free photos

– Insurance

– First Aid

– Finisher’s Medal (Full L2S Walk) or Dog Tag (Half L2S Walk)

– Whales/dolphins to watch (*not guaranteed)

– Sand in your shoes (*guaranteed)

If you were one of the pioneers who took part in the first one, come and be a part of it again.  If you’re a first timer, come and challenge yourself to something new that everyone who took part in 2016 raved about.

 

Registration opened 01 NOV 16, and as long as you keep the sea on your left, you’ll be right!

Web: lighthouse2skillioncoastwalk.com.au

Facebook: facebook.com/lighthouse2skillion