Rare Cancers Kosciuszko Challenge 2014
"Telling our story walking!"
When & Where
The Second Annual Rare Cancers Kosciuszko Challenge will set off from Thredbo towards the summit of Mt Kosciuszko at 11 AM on Saturday, 1 March, 2014.
Walkers will have the choice of walking the full distance from Thredbo to the Summit (13.5 kms) or, for those less enthusiastic, starting at Eagles Nest at the top of chairlift and strolling to the summit (6.5 kms).
The aim is to return to Eagles Nest by 4 PM to take the chairlift back to Thredbo.
Thredbo in late summer is a beautiful town located in the Alps and filled with lots of activities for adults and children. Fishing, Horse riding, Tobogganing, Swimming, Golf, Tennis and Squash to name just a few. It is a fantastic place for children to enjoy whilst you relax and have fun after your walk.
Why take the Challenge?
Rare Cancers is committed to helping fund cancer research and cancer treatment. Proceeds from this walk will be shared between our PARC Research Project and our Cancer Treatment Program.
Those of you who accept the bigger challenge are committing to climbing 1,000 meters over the 13.5 kilometer trek to arrive at the highest point in Australia. That is an achievement your friends and family will want to support and sponsor and something you can be very proud of.
For those who choose to the shorter route the 6.5 km walk climbing 450 meters to the summit is an equally fantastic achievement .
The Challenge allows you to match your fitness to the route you choose!
Once you are resting happily back in Thredbo we hope you will join us for a relaxed dinner on Saturday night and stay around for a BBQ and great music on Sunday. Booking details for the Saturday night dinner will be available in the New Year.
Because fundraising for rare cancer is a great cause, walking to the top of Australia is a great experience and as all those who came last year will attest….it’s a great weekend!
Whilst everyone is free to choose their own accommodation and price point we thought it would be more fun if we were able to congregate in and around the same buildings. The following options are available in the Village and hopefully we can all gather there or close by.
Thredbo Alpine Hotel
Twin/Double Share: $145.00 per night including a Full Buffet Breakfast.
Thredbo Alpine Apartments
"Three for Two" Special Offers:
1 Bedroom Apartment @ $185.00 per night
2 Bedroom Apartment @ $227.00 per night
3 Bedroom Apartment @ $268.00 per night
These are Early Bird Rates. Please contact Emma McLean on (02) 6459 4184 to book.
There are many other accommodation options available including YHA, to suit all budgets. Please contact the Thredbo Central Booking Service on 1300 020 589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thredbo boasts some fantastic bike trails so bring your own gear or hire it locally and test yourself on some of these amazing trails. For more information see the Thredbo website.
Warm up for Sundays’s challenge with a walk along some of the spectacular bush trails around Thredbo. For more information see the Thredbo website.
The highest golf course in Australia. This 9 hole course is a great challenge. For more information see the Thredbo website.
Thredbo has four flood lit tennis courts that are available from 7am until 10pm daily . For more information see the Thredbo website.
The Thredbo Bobsled is guaranteed to get the blood pumping. With 700m of luge style track, the bobsled twists and turns its way down the mountain whilst you control the speed with a brake on your cart. It's great fun for all the family. For more information go to the Thredbo website.
Try your luck at fly-fishing on the beautiful Thredbo River. The Thredbo River is filled with fresh, tasty trout just waiting to be caught.
For more information go to the Thredbo website.
The Leisure Centre will allow you to challenge yourself by working out, pumping iron or playing squash. Great fun for the kids also. For more information go to the Thredbo website.
The Leisure Centre will allow you to challenge yourself by working out, pumping iron or playing squash. Great fun for the kids also. For more information go to Thredbo website.
With a great outdoors to explore, a mountain of new discoveries to be made and a stack of in resort activities, the kids will love the nature play park that Thredbo is.
Thredbo Early Childhood Centre
The Thredbo Early Childhood Centre is a long day care facility and is open all year round to provide occasional care for the younger family members.
Booking are essential on (02)6457 6044.