Upstream 50km Challenge (Saturday 19th November 2011)

Upstream 50km Challenge

Waterfront City Docklands, MELBOURNE
Saturday 19th November 2011

The Upstream 50km Challenge is on again in 2011 so come and join in the fun and register with your family, friends and colleagues on Saturday 19th November and help raise funds for charity.

Upstream 50km Challenge 2011

What’s involved in the Upstream Challenge?

The walk starts at Waterfront City in Melbourne’s Docklands 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 10km sections and the walk concludes at Donvale Christian College for celebrations, food and an awards presentation.

How does the event work?

Participants can enter the event in three different ways; register for the 50km Challenge as an individual or as a team or enter as a relay team.

Individual Entry: Walk the entire 50km at your own pace.

Team Entry: walk the entire 50km as a team. Teams can be made up of any number of people with a maximum of 6. Teams MUST stick together throughout the event, so if you are at different fitness levels or speed, we suggest you register as an individual.

Relay Entry: Walk the 50km as a relay. Relay teams require a minimum of 2 (and a max of 10) people and each member must walk a minimum of 30km during the duration of the 50km. Teams will need to have someone walking at all times over the 50km but each individual does not need to complete the 30km in one continuous go.

Is this a race?

The Upstream 50km Challenge is not a race, but some awards will be given at the end of the race as well as prizes for the highest fundraisers. The 50km walk will take you on average between 9-11 hours, but that depends on your level of fitness and if you rest and checkpoints.

How to Register for the Walk?

You’ll need to register by Friday 11th November 2011. There is no registration fee, but each participant must commit to fundraising a minimum of $200 in donations. $50 of which will be requested during your initial registration. All donations will go towards your total fundraising amount, are tax deductible and 100% will go towards your chosen beneficiary.

Register Online Here

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Do it for Charity!!!

By supporting the 2011 Upstream 50km Challenge, you can make a massive difference to any of these four terrific projects:



Camp Quality




Disability Sport & Recreation




Entrust Foundation




Leprosy Mission Australia


Participants must nominate which beneficiary they wish to support with their donations, or they can choose to share their donations. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and 100% of donations go directly to the charities.


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The Upstream Track/Map

The 50km track starts at Waterfront Piazza, Docklands and follows the Yarra River alongside South Wharf, Crown Casino, Southbank and Birrarung Marr. It continues to follow the Yarra river out to the eastern suburbs. Once in Templestowe, the path leaves the Yarra River and follows Mullum Mullum Creek to the finish in Donvale.

Start Point: Docklands
Location: Waterfront Piazza, Docklands Drive, Docklands (Melways Ref 2E D4)

Checkpoint One (10km): Kevin Bartlett Complex
Location: Kevin Bartlett Sporting Complex, Burnley (Melways Ref 59 B1)

Checkpoint Two (20km): Fairfield Park
Location: Fairfield Park Drive (off Heidelberg Rd), Fairfield (Melways Ref 30 H12)

Checkpoint Three (30km): Yarra Flats Reserve
Location: Yarra Flats Reserve, Ivanhoe East (Melways Ref 32 C6)

Checkpoint Four (40km): Westerfolds Park
Location: Westerfolds Park, Templestowe (Melways Ref 33 F1)

Finish Line (50km): Donvale Christian College
Location: 155 Tindals Rd, Donvale (Melways Ref 34 K9)

The full map book can be found HERE at the upstream foundation website.

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MaxNRG Personal Training’s Involvement

Like most of the fun runs and charity events that happen in Melbourne each year we are hoping to have some of our clients and a possibly a few of our personal trainers enter in the event.

If you are looking to participate in a Melbourne 2011 fun run, charity walk or bike ride our team at MaxNRG Personal Training can help. Our mobile personal trainers will make sure that your current training regime will allow you to participate in any fun run, walk or bike ride that you set out to achieve. Call 0403-741-278 or fill out our online form and a member of the MaxNRG Personal Training team will contact you shortly.

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