2018 Cobar to Bourke
2018 will see the inaugural Outback 4WD Adventure event to raise funds for prostate cancer research in Australia starting in Cobar on Sunday 22ND September 2018.
Vic Widman, well known Australian author of many Australian outback publications and recognised as one of Australia’s leading 4WD driving experts has planned the event route visiting many iconic towns and will accompany us on our weeklong outback adventure.
Peter Fehon from Charity Car Events, has agreed to take responsibility as Event Director. Peter will handle all of the administration and bookings through his website Charity Car Events www.charitycarevents.com.au and daily organisation of the event.
Participants will enjoy great outback roads, unbelievable scenery, visit many outback towns, enjoy sensational country food and hotel accommodation organised every night, whilst raising funds to support prostate cancer research – a disease that affects one in eight blokes today.
Entrants will meet up in Cobar on Saturday night 22ND September. The event departs the morning of Sunday 23RD September for 7 days of great adventure and fun in the Australian outback. Saturday 29TH September the event concludes in Broken Hill for the final night dinner.
DAY 1 SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
Cobar to Tibooburra «««« 530kms Louth, Darling River, Wanaaring, Sturt National Park DIY Lunch – Wanaaring | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast provided in Tibooburra
DAY 2 MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
Tibooburra to Innamincka «««« 380kms Sturt National Park, Camerons Corner, Dog Fence, Merty Merty, Old Strezelecki Track, Hotel California, Innamincka DIY Lunch – Cameron Corner | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast provided in Innamincka
DAY 3 TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
Innamincka to Birdsville «««« 420kms Dig Tree, Cordillo Downs, Cooper Creek DIY Lunch – Cordillo Downs | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast provided in Birdsville
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
Birdsville to Simpson Desert «««« 200kms Big Red, Simpson Desert, Eyre Creek DIY Lunch – Big Red | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast provided in Birdsville
DAY 5 THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
Birdsville to Marree «««« 520kms Birdsville Track, Mungerannie, Cooper Creek Marree DIY Lunch – Mungerannie | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast provided in Marree
DAY 6 FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
Marree to Wilpena «««« 280kms Farina, Copley, Parachilna, Brachina Gorge, Flinders Rangers, Wilpena DIY Lunch – Parachilna | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast provided in Wilpena
DAY 7 SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
Wilpena to Broken Hill «««« 410kms Hawker, Yunta, Broken Hill DIY Lunch | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast provided in Broken Hill
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer research in Australia. The Foundation is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families recognising the diversity of the Australian community.
Why is this research so important?
- 3,300 Australian men a year die from prostate cancer. That is 9 a day
- 20,000 Australian men a year receive a new diagnosis. That is 54 a day
- In early stages of prostate cancer there may be no symptoms
- One in 7 blokes will be affected by prostate cancer
- Around 92% of men will be alive 5 years after a diagnosis of prostate cancer – this is largely as a result of medical research
Outback 4WD Adventure – How We Started
Ross Alexander was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2013. He joined the NSW Prostate Cancer Foundation Board in 2015 to support the work of the Foundation and to “give a bit back”. Ross believes that his survival today is the result of the advances in medical research, science and the awareness campaigns that the Foundation funds and promotes today.
In the past 30 years Ross has supported many charity car rallies as an entrant and during this 30 years has raised in excess of $300,000 personally. With financial funding being the most important requirement of the Prostate Cancer Foundation today, in 2017 Ross sought the help of Peter Fehon and Vic Widman to run a Outback 4WD Adventure and raise funds for Prostate Cancer medical research.
PETER FEHON handles all the administration, bookings, daily organization and running of the event as Event Director.
Our first Rally in 2018 raised a massive $200,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation