Are you ready to take on the ultimate charity
and personal development challenge?
A major fundraising initiative for the Ali Island project in partnership
with Australian Kokoda Tours, Crossfit Geelong, Belmont Physiotherapy Centre and O’Malley Fitness.
The inaugural ‘Turn the lights back on in Ali: Kokoda 2012 Challenge’ saw 11 Geelong people undertake over 6 months of training and fundraising to complete the gruelling Kokoda Track and raise over $20 000 for the Ali Island Project
This year, 10 trekkers matched their effort.
What is the ‘Turning the lights back on in Ali: Kokoda 2014 Challenge’
This ultimate charity and personal development package is worth over $7000.
- To walk in the footsteps of heroes with a fully-guided trek along the Kokoda Track
- To attend a moving ANZAC day ceremony at Australia’s wartime cemetery in Port Moresby
- Up to 8 months of premium training and trek preparation from some of Geelong’s premier fitness trainers and exercise physiologists
- Access to super discounts on equipment and supplies for your trek
- To support Australian volunteers in their efforts to build a sustainable development project for some of Australia’s neediest neighbours.
- A collection of photos and a DVD of your achievement.
- Provided with backpacks and walking poles saving you many hundreds of dollars in expensive hiking equipment
- A $2000 non-refundable deposit (subject to terms and conditions) to secure the best price of flights, transfers, accommodation and travel insurance.
- Your commitment to seek small sponsorships and pledges from friends and associates in recognition of your trek along the Kokoda Track. The pledge form and electronic links will be supplied to you.
- Your ideas, input to fundraising activities for the Ali Island Project.
- To be an ambassador for the Ali Island project.
What is my fundraising target?
The ‘Turning the lights back on in Ali: Kokoda 2014 Challenge’ package is worth $7000 per person.
After your $2000 deposit you will have a balance of $5000 to pay to secure your place on this unforgettable experience. Up to $2500 of this can be fundraising leaving your personal contribution at $4500- much less than what you would pay if we weren’t supported by our generous sponsors Australian Kokoda Tours, O’Malley Fitness, Crossfit Geelong and Belmont Physiotherapy Centre
Do I have to fundraise?
No. If you elect not to fundraise you can pay $7000 directly to Australian Kokoda Tours and still take part.
About the Kokoda 4 Ali Island trainers
- Mick was the first Australian in 24 years to win a Commonwealth title on foreign soil as well as the first Australian ever to win two national titles in the same year.
- Victorian Lightweight Boxing Champion
- Australian Lightweight Boxing Champion
- Victorian Featherweight Boxing Champion
- Australian Featherweight Boxing Champion
- Australian Superweight Boxing Champion
- Commonwealth Super Featherweight Boxing Champion
Travis McCombe: Travis was born in the Sepik region of PNG. In October 2009, Travis returned to the area with his wife Kelli, spending six days in Aitape and on Ali Island. During the stay, they became aware of the sustainable development project proposal and since returning to Geelong, have brought together a group of like-minded individuals to help bring the Ali Island Guest House and Conference Centre to life. A former ironman and sprint canoeist, he is a senior physiotherapist and exercise physiologist with the Corio Bay Health Group and principal physiotherapist of the Belmont Physiotherapy Centre. Travis trekked Kokoda with the Turn the lights back on in Ali: Kokoda 2012 Challenge team.