31 August 2016

Join the upstream challenge

Get your friends and family involved and together get active this spring!

The annual Upstream Challenge from Gosch’s Paddock to Donvale is on this November and again we are encouraging you to take the challenge while supporting the work the Summer Foundation do to help get young people out of nursing homes.

The Challenge will be held on Saturday 5 November where you have the option to enter as a team or as an individual. You can also choose to participate by running or walking, as well as decide between 50km or 20km will be the challenge you take.

The Upstream 50km Challenge starts at Gosch’s Paddock in the Melbourne and Olympic Park precinct. It then progresses along a 50km route in the Melbourne Metropolitan area, making use of the scenic walking routes along the Yarra River. Four checkpoints break the 50km into approximately 10km sections. The Upstream Challenge concludes at Donvale Christian College for celebrations, food and activities.

The Upstream 20km Challenge starts at Yarra Flats. It then meanders along the Yarra River and Mullum Mullum Creek to the finish at Donvale Christian College. It has one checkpoint at Westerfolds Park.

Summer Foundation is just one of a number of beneficiaries who will benefit from the funds raised from the Challenge. Today more than 6000 young people find themselves being cared for in nursing homes surrounded by people in their 80s. The Summer Foundation works to resolve the issue of young people living in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them to go by building better lives for young people in nursing homes.

Register for the Challenge today at www.upstreamfoundation.org/ and remember to nominate Summer Foundation.

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