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SATURDAY, 6th April 2024

Participants can choose between 3 different starting points and times to complete either 20km, 10km or 5km. All walks are arranged to finish by 3:00pm at the Terrigal SLSC. Each participant is asked to arrange sponsorship for their own particular walk. The target is to get sufficient sponsors from amongst family and friends to amount to at least $10 per kilometre travelled by the walker. (E.g. if you are walking 20km, your total target should be $200. If you raise more that is great but every amount will help.) Other aspects of the Challenge include a special wheelchair segment over the last 2km and a group photo on ‘The Skillion’ when we all reach Terrigal.


The Waterline Challenge Foundation is organising the Central Coast Challenge in conjunction with the local Surf Life Saving Clubs. The reception and refreshments will be served in the Terrigal SLSC’s Function Room. Money raised will purchase sets of the Karey&Kareful Storybooks for all children with Special Needs on the Central Coast. The Storybooks have been specially written by author Christopher Williams and illustrated by Ann Victoria for children that have reading and learning disabilities. It is estimated that there are up to 600 children with Special Needs on the Central Coast. Each set of 5 books costs $50, so our target is to raise $30,000. A total of 200 walkers each raising just $10 per km that they walk will get us there!


Saturday 16th –  Sunday 24th November 2024

The Waterline Challenge® is an Australia wide event, which allows teams of participants to raise money for a range of different charities to assist people, animals and the environment to overcome adversity. It is the brainchild of Julian Day who is a three time survivor of childhood cancer. The Challenge  is to cover as much as possible of Australia’s entire waterline, including rivers, lakes, and islands during the nominated week. To succeed the teams must accumulate sufficient kilometres to ‘circumnavigate the coastline of Australia’.


You participate as a team of between three to ten members, including the team leader. Pick the charity you wish to support – see the Charities on the website. There is no restriction on who can be part of a team, the only rule is the team leader must be at least 16 years old. The team decides the section of waterline (coast, rivers, lakes, islands) and how far they will travel, the direction they will follow, and their mode of travel. You can be as imaginative as you like.


Finally register your team for the Waterline Challenge at the GIVAR donation website. Every participant is asked to try and raise a minimum of $200. We encourage you to gain sponsorship from family, friends, work, and clubs.

COCK-A-HOOP  will be run in April 2024

The Cock-a-Hoop Regatta is a charity sailing event around Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. It is organised by the Waterline Challenge® Foundation. Each boat is controlled by a trained Skipper and will carry a corporate team of ‘sailors/guests’.


Modelled on similar corporate charity sailing events, it is  designed to raise many thousands of dollars for our major beneficiaries at Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) and ConnecTed Foundation. The course loops around Cockatoo Island, Spectacle Island and Snapper just  north of Drummoyne and Balmain.


The volunteer boats and skippers will be able to accommodate competing teams of between 3-8 members at $400 per head. The day will commence with a lunch and then a skippers briefing followed by the race lasting about 1.5 hours and concludes with a presentations, BBQ and celebrations!