Trek returns for ninth year

2505540 ms 6 Keith_400810_01.jpg Keith Fagg will participate in the Surf Coast Trek by himself this year after completing it with his daughter Liz last year. (Supplied)

By Jena Carr

The Surf Coast Trek is back in the Geelong region to celebrate its ninth year of bringing together fitness and fundraising.

The event on April 13 aims to raise money for the Give Where You Live Foundation and Kids+, with a 40km trek from Aireys Inlet at first light and a 26km trek from Anglesea at 9am.

Keith Fagg has completed every Surf Coast Trek since it started in 2016 and said he loved meeting new people while enjoying the scenery on the track.

“There’s great physical challenges and really steep climbs along the trail…but I really enjoy it because you meet people, and there’s always camaraderie on the track,” he said.

“There’s lots of people of all ages and walks of life in Geelong, you have people doing it as a physical challenge and as an enjoyable way to spend the day, as well as a fundraising opportunity.

“It’s not about time, but just taking your own pace…I’ll do my best on the day and should get through the 40 kilometres walk. I’m looking forward to the experience and being back on that track.”

Kids+ chief executive Shaun Cannon said 50 per cent of funds raised by the trek would go towards the Parent Infant Program to support parents and premature or newborn babies.

“Now in its ninth year, the trek keeps going strength to strength…we are so pleased to be involved in this event which is fun, friendly, and full of community spirit and goodwill,” he said.

The Surf Coast Trek team has also invited the community to a fun family festival from 2pm at Torquay’s Elephant Walk to celebrate trekkers crossing the finish line.

Visit for more information or to sign up for the trek.