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Wild Women on Top's Coastrek

30km or 60km

As it approaches its 10th year, Wild Women on Top's Coastrek welcomes celebrated journalist and presenter Jennifer Byrne as patron for the popular women's adventure hike.

Coastrek is a team trekking challenge that takes place annually in Sydney, Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast. The event sees participants hike either 30km or 60km's to get happy and raise money for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Through her work with 60 Minutes, Jennifer visited Fred Hollows in 1992 while he was restoring sight across Nepal, the trip beginning the journalist's deep connection with The Foundation.

'I couldn't be happier or prouder to be joining the Coastrek team in the role of Patron. I feel totally in synch with all the things it stands for - love of nature, a keen faith in the power and generosity of women, and a commitment to the work of the wonderful Fred Hollows Foundation,' said Byrne.

'Last year was my first on the Coastrek trail - and what a great day it was. I can't wait untill the next, in March, and am already signing up for new walks and adventures. Coastrek is an organisation growing all the time, opening up new ways to challenge ourselves and explore the beautiful and grand parts of the world. Places which lift the heart - and all the other organs too! I hope I can encourage other women to take the broadest possible interpretation of a healthy, full life," she continued.

Since its launch, Coastrek has seen over 23,000 trekkers walk along the beaches, bays and clifftops of Sydney, Melbourne and the Sunshine Coast. Combined Coastrekkers have hiked over 1,200,000kms and raised nearly $20 million for The Fred Hollows Foundation along the way and helped restore sight to hundreds of thousands of people in some of the world's poorest countries, and also train local eye doctors and health workers.

Registrations are open for the 2018 Sydney and Melbourne events and teams of at least 50% women are invited to join this adventure hike.

Di Westaway, Founder of Wild Women On Top, said: 'Over the 10 wonderful years that Coastrek has been running, we've created something that not only inspires our hikers to get motivated and embrace this adventure, but we've continued to raise money for an incredibly worthy cause."

Byrne in her role as patron will help draw attention to the event, encouraging other women to sign up to the challenge and help raise vital funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

To register for Sydney Coastrek or Melbourne Coastrek head to

What: Sydney Coastrek
Where: Manly/Kirribilli to Bondi Beach
When: Friday 16 March, 2018
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What: Melbourne Coastrek
Where: Mornington Peninsula
When: Friday 25 May, 2018
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