Are you ready for your next adventure?
Join our walk from Frankston to Cape Schanck,
18-20 November, 2022.
An event to Inspire, Empower & Support women through connection, talking and walking.
- Choose your distance: walk 2 or 3 days
- The total distance of the 3-day walk is approximately 60kms. You will walk 20kms each day
- You will be on the trails for 4-6 hours each day, incl. a half hour lunch + two 15 minute breaks
- You will experience the varied terrain of the Peninsula: hills, single trails, uneven ground, boardwalks and footpaths
- You will start and finish the walk with the group, start and finish points will be advised
- The event is open to women aged 18 and over. We encourage family members wishing to support you to accompany you on your training walks and to sign up to our STRAVA account
- A fully supported course with checkpoints, guided by experienced walk leaders and assisted by a fun crew who will cheer you on along the way
- Daily shuttle services to and from the event
- Access to the ‘Women’s Circle’ at Kangerong Holiday Park in Dromana – an evening of inspiration, celebration and connection
- Pre-event information sessions and targeted training walks with experienced walk leaders
- Access to our closed (private) Facebook group and WSP’s STRAVA Training account
- A teal-coloured Women’s Spirit Project T-Shirt
- Access to the Event Hub for the duration of the event
- Locally sourced food provided at Kangerong Holiday Park:
- 2 X Nutritious breakfasts to kick start your day
- 2 X Dinners on Friday & Saturday evenings
Taking Last Minute Bookings:
Women's Circle Event || Sat 19 Nov
- Motivational female speakers and inspiring soulful activities, entertainment and dinner on Saturday evening.
- Activities include movement, meditation, music and vision casting.
- The Women’s Circle is included in your registration costs and held at Kangerong Caravan Park, Dromana.
- NON WALKERS: If you are not walking, you are welcome to join us for the women’s circle ONLY, by booking your ticket here ($55,- p.p incl. dinner).
- The cost of accommodation is not included in the event registration fee.
- We recommend you book your accommodation near Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana and make use of the many options in the area for the nights of Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November.
- Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana:
- There are limited camping spots remaining at the park. Please contact Kangerong Holiday Park directly to book your site.
- Our event marquee can accommodate up to 18 women who may wish to camp out together in this shelter. A small nightly fee will be charged per person by the Holiday Park.
If you are interested in this option, please contact our team via [email protected] at the time of booking your walk.
- Alternative accommodation options close to Kangerong Holiday Park include Robins Caravan Park or the Bay Motel Safety Beach, a range of AirBnB’s or holiday homes.
- If you are local, you are also welcome to return to your home in the evening.
- To prepare for the event, you are invited to participate in a series of targeted training walks and two briefing sessions. Dates and registration details are outlined in our FAQs.
- Walks will be held at various locations with the intention to support you to prepare yourself physically and mentally, to try out your equipment and to connect you with other walkers.
- Training Walks will also be advertised on the Walk for Wellbeing (closed) Facebook page and on the WSP Strava Club noticeboard.
Ready to join?
It's as easy as 1-2-3
Decide if you’re walking for 2 or 3 days, sign up and pay your registration.
If by chance you don’t receive a confirmation email, check your spam folder and/or contact us.
FRANK TO SCHANCK REGISTRATION
Proceed to Payment & Next Steps
After your registration, you will receive an email with your confirmation details and next steps. This includes a reminder link to our e-store where you will pay for your walk registration.
Take me to the e-store for walk payment options
Delivered with support from our sponsors
The Frank to Schanck Challenge event is an initiative of the Women’s Spirit Project which aims to inspire and empower women to transform their lives through fitness, health and wellbeing activities.
The closing date for all event registrations is Friday, 30 September, 2022.
Full payment of your Event Registration Fee is due by Friday, 30 September, 2022.
The Women’s Spirit Project (WSP) would like to offer flexibility to allow as many women as possible to participate in our Frank to Schanck (F2S) Event. That’s why we’re offering a choice to complete either 60km or 40km over the Event weekend.
3 days = 60km $385 inc GST (Early Bird LIMITED PLACES ONLY)
3 days = 60km $495 inc GST
2 days = 40km $275 inc GST (Early Bird LIMITED PLACES ONLY) (Saturday to Sunday).
2 days = 40km $330 inc GST (Saturday to Sunday)
Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you are experiencing any participation barriers and we will do our best to support your goal of joining us on the walk.
Merchandise will be handed out in person at our training walks closer to the Event.
Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page for notifications about merchandise distribution.
If you are interstate and can’t make any of our training walks, you will be able to collect your merchandise from the Event Desk at the start line on Friday, 18 November, 2022
The Women’s Spirit Project is a non-profit organisation. Registration fees go towards non-refundable expenses to host the Frank to Schanck Event. The registration fee is non-refundable if you change your mind.
If a registered participant needs to withdraw from the Event due to extenuating circumstances, (and upon presentation of a valid medical certificate, where applicable), a refund may be provided at the discretion of Women’s Spirit Project (WSP) Management. Where it is determined a refund shall be offered, a $75 administration fee will be deducted from any refund provided in accordance with the full terms and conditions.
In the event the WSP is prevented (directly or indirectly) from performing any or all of its obligations by reason of an Australian government agency declaring restrictions on the region where the Frank to Schanck walk is to operate, lockdowns preventing participation in the event or state border closures preventing participants from travelling from interstate to the event location, or any other associated reason, which is beyond the reasonable control of the WSP, the WSP will provide a full refund.
Alternatively, participants can opt for funds to be held in credit to be carried over for our next F2S or equivalent 3-day walking event.
Training walks are scheduled for the following dates and locations; from 9.30am to 11.30/12pm. The finish time will be dependent on the distance we are walking which get longer as we get closer to the Event.
10 July, 2022- Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve – 6kms.
24 July, 2022- Balcombe Reserve and Ker-Bur-Rer Walk – 10kms
7 August, 2022- The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve – 8kms
18 September, 2022- Seaford Foreshore Reserve Loop – 15kms.
3 September, 2022- F2S Briefing Session #1
2 October, 2022- Devilbend Reservoir Loop and Dangean Track–12 kms.
16 October, 2022- Green Day Hike – 16kms
22 October, 2022 – F2S Briefing Session #2
6 November, 2022- London Bridge Lookout and Fort Nepean via Cheviot Hill- Point Nepean National Park-18kms
To find out more about our fortnightly training walks, please request to join our closed Facebook Group; WSP Why Women Walk (closed Facebook Group).
Check the Facebook Event section for details on walk locations, dates, times and distances.
In order to participate in our training walks, please register by emailing us at [email protected]
When you arrive at the training walk on the day, look out for our WSP Volunteers who will be wearing their teal-coloured t-shirts.
Registrations are open to all people aged 18 and over.
Yes. You are required to submit a registration form for the training walks (even if you cannot participate in the actual F2S event). This is for insurance purposes and in order to comply with our COVID Safe Plan.
Please contact WSP on [email protected] and we can help you register for the training walks.
We strongly encourage women to participate in our training walks if their intention is to participate in the F2S Event. Of course, if you do not live locally, you are not obliged to train with the WSP Team Teal, but are encouraged to undertake the required amount of training closer to your home.
The WSP strongly advises that appropriate training must be undertaken in order to adequately prepare for this type of multi-day walk event.
The Event Briefing dates are Saturday, 3 September, and Saturday, 22 October, 2022. Webinar times will be advertised on the closed Facebook Page and via email.
Record your walks and log your kms throughout the event to complete your personal distance.
You can log your kms in the following ways:
Your own GPS device
A fitness app such as Strava, Garmin or MapMyFitness
Convert your time spent walking to approximate kms manually
Strava is an online Fitness app. It helps you see how you’re tracking, allows our community to encourage each other and is great for motivation. If you don’t want to sign up to STRAVA, that’s okay!
To be part of the WSP online walking community sign up and join the WSP Group on Strava.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Sign up for Strava at- https://www.strava.com/register/free
2. Request to join the Women’s Spirit Project Strava Club – further details on this are available on the WSP website.
3. Complete your walks tracking with the Strava app or by linking your own GPS device to Strava
4. IMPORTANT: Please register your walks as ‘runs’. Strava offers the free app to groups like ours but you need to select the run option (even if you are walking)
5. Share your progress with the Club and on the Facebook page
Bus transfers will be provided each day as follows:
Day 1: Walking Route – Frankston Pier to The Briars in Mt Martha.
For those wishing to leave their car at the FINISH line, (The Briars, Mt Martha), a morning shuttle will depart from The Briars at 8.15am SHARP to transfer walkers to the START line at Frankston Pier. Please arrive at the Briars at 8.00am.
For those wishing to leave their car at the START line (Frankston Pier), an afternoon shuttle will depart The Briars no later than 4pm and travel back to the START line in Frankston.
Day 2: Walking Route – Mt Martha to Rosebud.
Today, you will be transferred from Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana to the start point in Mt Martha. In the afternoon, take the return shuttle bus from the finish point in Rosebud to Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana.
Day 3: Walking Route – Rosebud to Cape Schanck Lighthouse.
Take the shuttle from Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana to the start point in Rosebud. In the afternoon, you will be transferred from Cape Schanck Lighthouse to Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana.
Day 1 – Option 1. The Briars Park, Mt Martha (Visitors Centre Car Park) for the AM shuttle to the starting point at Frankston Pier.
Option 2. Frankston Foreshore. Full day car parking on the South-bound Lane of Nepean Highway.
Day 2 & Day 3 – Participants accommodating away from Kangerong Holiday Park will be required to make their own way to Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana on Day 2 and Day 3. Car Parking is located along Point Nepean Road, Dromana, or in the side street (Kangerong Avenue, Dromana) or in the off-street car park located on the foreshore at the end of Carrigg Street, Dromana.
Information on the exact route will be provided during the second F2S Walk Briefing on 22 October, 2022.
Here’s a snapshot to get you excited:
Day 1 will take us from the Frankston Foreshore in an undulating climb over Mount Eliza and via the Moorooduc train line through Mornington and ending at the Briars, Mt Martha.
On Day 2, you can expect fantastic views as the trail descends from the heights of Mount Martha to the stunning foreshores of Safety Beach and Dromana. Not to mention the amazing views from the beginning of the Two Bays Trail as our journey ascends Arthurs Seat.
If you love the bush, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Day 3 as we cross the Peninsula conquering the Two Bays Trail on our way to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse.
The registration fee includes the provision of a light nutritious breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Please make sure to advise us of any specific dietary requirements when completing the registration form.
Walkers will need to organise their own lunch daily. You will be carrying your lunch in your day pack, so please pack light nutritious food!
We will walk in all conditions except in the case of extreme weather events including lightning. Make sure you have what you need in your day pack to dress appropriately for the daily forecasted weather.
The walk will be capped at 150 women including a team of up to 30 volunteers who will undertake the following roles: Walk Leaders, Wellbeing Support and Logistics.
Women will vary in ages and experience however will all have a common goal of completing, and supporting others to complete the three-day event.
The Frank to Schanck is intended to be an adventure for women who have a goal of participating in a long-distance walk and may not have previously had the opportunity due to personal circumstances including affordability.
Women joining this walk are signing up with the aim of participating in an accessible and supportive event that supports them to set and achieve a goal.
The Frank to Schanck (2022) Event is not competitive. It has been designed to support women with a range of abilities to complete.
Women will need to be able to walk approximately 5km per hour for 4-5 hours for three consecutive days. The terrain will include residential footpaths, bitumen roads, gravel and rocky trails, bush trails, grass, boardwalks and some sand. There is one steep decent and one steep ascent. It is strongly recommended to undertake some training on elevated areas in order to best prepare for this 3-day walk event.
The Event is not competitive and has been designed to support women with a range of abilities.
30 volunteers are donating their time over three days and will hold a variety of roles to;
- Ensure the event runs smoothly
- Best support every participant to complete the event
- Provide emergency support if needed and ensure risk management protocols are observed
The Logistics Team will be there to ensure we stay on the right track, guiding us at different points and ensuring that medical, transport and other support is provided as needed.
Walk Leaders will be located at the front, middle and back of the pack, overseeing and supporting the different sections of the group and liaising with the logistics team. Walk Leaders will carry comprehensive first aid kits.
Wellbeing Leaders will be located throughout the front, middle and back of the pack to provide emotional support and encouragement.
If you would like to stay overnight at the Kangerong Holiday Park, Dromana, camping sites and cabins are available for you to book directly with the park which is our Event Hub location and is also the start/return point of our daily bus transfers.
Kangerong Holiday Park offers 16 camp sites (situated together in a group) which are on hold for the event. Four people are permitted per site in line with current COVID capacity. To book a camping spot, please contact the holiday park directly and be sure to mention the WSP Event when making your booking to be allocated one of our group sites. Camping fees are approximately $45.00 per site per night for two people.
The holiday park is situated at 105 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, Vic 3936 and can be contacted on 03 5987 2080. Further information, including their cancellation policy can be found on their website
Any WSP sites on hold will be released back to the general public on 30th September (unless sold sooner), so get in quick.
Please note, staying overnight during the Event is optional and the cost of accommodation is not included in the registration fee.
If you are a local, you may commute from your home in your own vehicle to the daily shuttle location. Or, you can arrange to be dropped off and picked up privately from the Kangerong Caravan Park each day. Please refer to the FAQs under the Event Logistics section to find out more about car parking.
Terms and Conditions
In registering for The Frank to Schanck Event (2022), hosted by the Women’s Spirit Project (incorporated as The Motivation Project), you agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions and accept the Risk Waiver before participating.
The Your entry fee includes free training walks in the Frankston || Mornington Peninsula region, pre walk information sessions, preparation resources and access to our closed Facebook community. During the F2S walk, you will participate in a supported adventure guided by our walk leaders and support crew. The 1, 2, and 3 day walk options include breakfast, dinner as specified in our list of inclusions and the Women’s Circle event on Saturday 19 November. Accommodation is not included in your event entry.
Frank to Schanck fee schedule is as follows:
- 3 Day Walk Early Bird $385pp
Fri 18, Sat 19, Sun 20 Nov, 2022
- 3 Day Walk Standard Registration $495pp
Fri 18, Sat 19, Sun 20 Nov, 2022
- 2 DayWalk Early Bird $275pp
Sat 19, Sun 20 Nov, 2022
- 2 Day Walk Standard Registration $330pp
Sat 19, Sun 20 Nov, 2022
- 1 Day Walk Standard Registration $150pp
Sun 20 Nov, 2022 ONLY
- Women’s Circle Evening ONLY
(not walking) (includes dinner, Wyapa, Meditation, Music and Vision Casting) $55pp
Sat 19 Nov, 2022 ONLY
The decision to participate in the Frank to Schanck Event (2022) is entirely my own and I understand that walking is a potentially hazardous activity. I attest that I will be physically fit prior to undertaking the Frank to Schanck Event(2022) and that I am not aware of any undisclosed illness, injury, physical disability or impairment that may cause me injury or death during, or as a consequence, of my participation.
I acknowledge I am aged 18 or over, or that I am 16 or over AND will be participating under the supervision of a parent/guardian who is also registered as an event participant.
I accept all risks that may result from my participation in the Frank to Schanck Event (2022) including, but not limited to, loss of life or permanent injury. I agree, in consideration of and, as a condition of acceptance of my entry in the Frank to Schanck Event (2022) for myself, my heirs, executors and/or administrators, to hereby waive all and any claim, right or cause of action which could, would or might arise out of my death or injury, damage or loss of any description whatsoever that I may suffer or sustain in the course of, or consequent upon my entry or participation in the Event or as a result of any acts or omissions whether negligent or otherwise of the Women’s Spirit Project, their authorised representatives or any other party involved in the Frank to Schanck Event (2022).
I accept this waiver, release and discharge shall be (and operate separately) in favour of all persons, corporations and bodies involved, or otherwise engaged in promotion or staging the Frank to Schanck Event (2022) (including but not limited to the Women’s Spirit Project) and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, employees, servants, representatives, promoters, sponsors and volunteers, including the owners, licensees and occupiers of land upon which the Event or any part of it takes place, any statutory body or local authority having control over any land upon which the Event or any part of it takes place or which is involved directly or indirectly with the Event in any manner whatsoever. This release and indemnity will continue forever and binds my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns.
I agree, for safety and logistics purposes, to notify WSP event staff/volunteers immediately if I need to withdraw from the Frank to Schanck (2022).
I accept WSP may, at its discretion, cancel my Frank to Schanck Event (2022) participation if I
- breach these Terms and Conditions;
- behave in a way that is a risk to myself or others;
- behave in a way that is inappropriate or offensive or in breach of the law;
- use illegal or performance enhancing drugs when undertaking any activity with WSP; fail to accept the terms of the Risk Waiver before participating.
3. CANCELLATION POLICY
In the event The Women’s Spirit Project is prevented (directly or indirectly) from performing any of its obligations under this agreement by reason of an Australian government agency declaring restrictions on the region where the Frank to Schanck Event (2022) is to operate, lock downs preventing participation in the event or state border closures preventing participants from travelling from interstate to the event location, or any other associated reason, which is beyond the reasonable control of The Women’s Spirit Project, the Women’s Spirit Project will provide a full refund. Alternatively, participants can opt for funds to be held in credit to be carried over for the next F2S Event or equivalent 3-day walking event.
4. REFUND POLICY
Registration fees are generally non-refundable, as many of the costs and fees are preparatory and are incurred from before you register to prior to the event actually commencing.
I acknowledge as a registered participant that if I need to withdraw from the Event (2022) due to extenuating circumstances, (and upon presentation of a valid medical certificate, where applicable), that a refund may be provided at the discretion of WSP Management. Where it is determined a refund shall be offered, I acknowledge a $75 administration fee will be deducted from any refund provided.
5. USE OF NAME
I consent to the publication and/or use of my name, image or otherwise, (including the publication of my name and/or Frank to Schanck Event (2022) participation in any broadcast, telecast, advertising, promotion or other account of this Event, in any form of media and social media whatsoever including advertising and promotions for future Women’s Spirit Project events, or for any legitimate purpose) without payment or compensation.
I agree to notify Women’s Spirit Project (WSP) prior to the event in writing if I disagree with Clause 5 of the Terms and Conditions.
I agree not to share or tag posts, images, clips or content from closed (private) WSP social media groups with external parties unless express permission is granted by the WSP Managing Director.
6. THE ROUTE
WSP advises the route maps will be available from October 2022 and distributed to registered participants by email.
WSP advises the route will be marked on Event Day as best as possible. I agree, for my own safety, to follow the route markers, follow the instructions of Event Marshals and demonstrate self-navigation with the provided maps. Every event is unique, and some trails of the route can be less urbanised than other parts. I acknowledge the importance of reviewing the route maps and agree to review the route maps before setting out.
I acknowledge event distances are approximate and may vary, detour or change on Event Day due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather and or other safety considerations.
I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to ensure that I am familiar with and abide by the COVID 19 restrictions and advice set out by the Victorian State Government (or my relevant jurisdiction if outside of Victoria). The Women’s Spirit Project takes the COVID 19 Health restrictions seriously and all activities must be undertaken within the government restrictions that apply at the time of participation. More information about restrictions can be found at Pandemic Order Register | health.vic.gov.au.
I understand that I can gain access to my personal information and request that such details be updated if they change in the future by writing to the Women’s Spirit Project at [email protected]
Privacy Statement: The Women’s Spirit Project and its authorised representatives respect and value the privacy of all information we collect about Frank to Schanck Event (2022) participants. As the organisers of the Frank to Schanck Event (2022), the Women’s Spirit Project and its authorised representative collect information about participants for the administration and conduct of the Frank to Schanck Event (2022). Information collected will be securely stored in our database. By entering the Frank to Schanck Event (2022), you consent to your personal information being provided and used in an emergency, or as the need may arise, for the purposes of ensuring your safety and wellbeing. You further consent to receiving information and marketing material from The Women’s Spirit Project and its authorised representatives.
I declare that all the information supplied by me on the entry form is true and correct.
I acknowledge that The Women’s Spirit Project reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions of the Frank to Schanck Event (2022) at any time.