Walkers head off in last year’s walk. Register by Tuesday 2 April to make sure you don’t miss a place in the 2013 Ballina to Byron Bay Walk.
Registrations in the Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk for Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter are closing on Tuesday April 2.
Events coordinator with the Helicopter Kellie Pinkerton said registrations have passed the 1,000 mark and will be closed after Easter.
‘We expected a bigger field this year after the positive feedback from participants in the walk last year,’ Ms Pinkerton said.
‘However we didn’t expect to have over 1,000 people register in just seven weeks!’
Ms Pinkerton said the focus for participants now is on training and fundraising.
‘We have posted a training schedule on the event website and participants are welcome to follow the training tips prepared by our rescue crew member Tom Lee Lewes.’
Ms Pinkerton said anyone who won’t be walking on the day and wants to be part of the event can volunteer to help on the day.
‘Volunteers can help at the sign on, at checkpoints and the finish line,’ Ms Pinkerton said.
‘Volunteer hours are from three to five hours with positions available in Ballina, Lennox Head and Byron Bay.’
If you are interested in helping out you can download a volunteer form on the event website www.ballinatobyronbaywalk.com.au or contact Kellie at the Lismore Helibase on 6627 4444.