What is the a2 Milk™ Upstream Challenge?
- A 50km walk or run from Melbourne to Donvale along the picturesque Yarra River
- A 20km option starts at Yarra Flats (CP3) and concludes at Donvale.
- Enter as an individual or team (Please note that relay teams are no longer an option).
- There is no registration fee, however each participant must commit to collect a minimum of $200 in donations, $50 of which will need to be donated at the time of registration.
- All donations over $2 are tax deductible
- 100% of donations go directly to the beneficiaries
Where is it?
The a2 Milk™ 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 a2 Milk™ Upstream Challenge concludes at Donvale Christian College for celebrations, food and activities. The a2 Milk™ 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 (CP4) at Westerfolds Park.
When is it?
Make sure to circle your diary for Saturday, 9th November 2019. 50km participants will start from Gosch’s Paddock at 7am. The 20km participants will start at Yarra Flats at 9:30am. We encourage all participants to invite their family and friends along to the finish line to give a well deserved cheer!
How does the event work?
Participants can enter the event in two different ways; register for the 50km or 20km Challenge as an individual or as a team. Individual Entry: complete either the 50km or 20km at your own pace. Team Entry: complete either the 50km or 20km as a team. Teams MUST stick together throughout the event, so if you are at different fitness levels or speed, we suggest you register as an individual. The fundraising minimum of $200 is per participant not per team.
Is this a race?
The event is primarily about having fun and most of all about raising awareness and funds for several really inspiring projects, however there are many people who want to run which is fine.
Participants must nominate which beneficiary they wish to support. You can pass on your donations to one beneficiary or you can share your donation amongst the beneficiaries.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible. 100% of donations go directly to the beneficiaries. As a participant we require you to raise a minimum of $200. We put a lot of work to make the event a success and really hope everyone sets their fundraising target high. The minimum donation is due by the 1st November 2019 and the final donations are due back on Friday the 22nd November 2019. If you need more answers to you question please see frequently asked questions.
You’ll need to register by Friday 1st November 2019. There is no registration fee, but each participant must commit to fundraising a minimum of $200 in donations. $50 will be requested during registration and will go towards your total fundraising amount. All donations are tax deductible and 100% will go to your chosen beneficiary. You can register here. The $200 fundraising commitment is per person. ie. A team of three people commit to raising a minimum of $600.