Walkers setting off in last year's Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk.Photo Contributed
Walkers setting off in last year's Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk.Photo Contributed Contributed

Lace up for this year’s Coastal Charity Walk

NOW in its fifth year, the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter's annual Byron Bay to Ballina Coastal Charity Walk is set to have its biggest field of entrants ever this year.

Taking place on Sunday May 15, the event has already attracted over 1,000 entries.

Fundraising Manager for the rescue helicopters, Zeke Huish said: "This event is not only one of the best ways to take in the beautiful coastline between Byron and Ballina, it also doubles as a fantastic way for people to help raise support for the Service".

"The event offers such a great mix from the physical challenge of the walk distance, to the stunning scenery and the chance to take it all in as a social outing with friends and family."

The Walk also offers a chance for past patients of the rescue helicopter to take part, such as the Crisp family whose son Brayth was flown in 2015 after an off-road motorbike accident.

Brayth's mother Lisa said "This is our chance to give something back, because one day just like us - you never know when you are going to need it".

To add to the fun, entrants are encourage to enjoy this non-competitive event by coming in fancy dress or team colours.

Walk distances range from Byron Bay to Broken Head (12kms), Lennox Head (24kms) and Ballina (37kms).

Registrations will close on May 4.

To secure your place visit www.coastalcharitywalk.com.au



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