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Saturday 27 July, 2019
6.00am - 4.00pm
The 4th annual Walk for a Veteran honors veterans, emergency services personnel, and their families, who have been affected by mental illness due to their service or family members service of our country and their community.
The walk also aims to raise funds and awareness for organisations that support veterans and emergency services mental well-being programs.
Walk for a Veteran with PTS was established in 2016 as a joint initiative between Henley and Grange RSL, and Largs Bay RSL. In 2018 there were 364 participants, who completed either the full distance of 42km, 27km, 14km or 6km.
On Saturday 27th July 2019, the day begins at 6am at Seacliff SLSC. We make our way 14km along the coast to Henley Square. From there we head to Largs Bay RSL for lunch, before turning around and making our way to the finish line at Henley and Grange RSL.
The finish line at Henley and Grange RSL is a family friendly zone with jumping castle, face painting, SAMFS fire truck and National Military Motor Museum display. Dinner will be provided for those finishing at Henley, with entertainment creating a wonderful atmosphere as walkers cross the finish line.
We will provide all walkers with hydration and energy foods during the course of the day.
Another of the organiser’s goals for the event is for walkers to interact with other walkers, learn who the veterans or current serving personnel are, who are the firefighters, police officers and paramedics. Ask them about their experiences and gain some insight into their world.
The day will conclude with several powerful guest speakers. We are going to hear from veterans, veterans families, and people working for those organisations we support.
Last year $18,000 was raised for charity partners RSB OP K9, Heroes on the Homefront, and The Road Home. This year, the goal is to reach $30,000 this year for nominated charity partners.
If you were part of the event last year please join again and bring your family and friends. Walking in 2019 will be Victoria Cross recipient Dan Keighran VC and South Australian Premier and Walk for a Veteran patron The Hon Steven Marshall.
Looking forward to seeing you on the beach on the last Saturday in July.
42km Seacliff SLSC to Henley and Grange RSL (Full 42km from Seacliff to Henley Beach via Largs Bay includes lunch and dinner)
27km Seacliff SLSC to Largs Bay RSL (27km walk Seacliff to Largs Bay with lunch included)
14km Largs Bay RSL to Henley and Grange RSL (14km walk from Largs Bay to Henley Beach includes dinner)
14km Seacliff SLSC to Henley Square