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WHAT IS THE GREAT LONNIE STOMP?

On April 6-7, 2019, an exciting walking challenge awaits!

The Great Lonnie Stomp is Launceston’s Ultramarathon Walk. From midnight on April 5th to midnight April 7, challenge yourself and your mates to walk as much of the Launceston Urban Fringe Trail (LUFT) as you can.

While you are doing it, you will be having a great challenge, a greater experience and you will be raising funds for a worthy charity as you go. The more of the LUFT you cover in 48 hours, the better your fundraising!

Unlike many other fundraising events, your donations are included in your registration fee. So, once you have registered, you can focus on the event.

Registrations for Great Lonnie Stomp open on December 7th.  For more information, contact John.

To prepare best for The Great Lonnie Stomp, what better way than to undertake a training program designed and led by John from Ascent Fitness? After all, he designed the LUFT!  The Great Lonnie Stomp Prep Program steps out from March 2nd, 2019.

MORE ABOUT THE GREAT LONNIE STOMP

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OVERVIEW OF THE WALK

The Launceston Urban Fringe Trail (the LUFT) is a fully-connected pedestrian circuit that makes its way around the edge of greater Launceston.  Designed by John at Ascent Fitness, the LUFT is gaining recognition as a versatile exercise option for all ages and abilites.  And, through the Great Lonnie Stomp, the LUFT is a fantastic Fundraiser for Guide Dogs Tasmania (TBC)

  LOCATION: Launceston

  DURATION: 48 hours

  DISTANCE: As much as you can cover in the LUFT 100km circuit

  SCHEDULE: Midnight April 5 to Midnight April 7, 2019

  TRAIL: Urban

  GROUP SIZE: No limit

Enquire for more details or RSVP below.

REQUEST THE INFORMATION PACK

The information pack for Great Lonnie Stomp has detailed information about the maps, important dates, different sections of the walk and everything related to the registration & payment details.

Contact us below to request the information pack. You will receive the information pack on the email specified while filling the form.

4 WEEK GREAT LONNIE STOMP TRAINING 

The best way to prepare for the 100km in 48-hour challenge that is the Great Lonnie Stomp is to walk the entire circuit!

Over four weekends, the program will cover the entire 100km Launceston Urban Fringe Trail course and have a personal knowledge of where the course goes – and how you will best tackle it at the Great Lonnie Stomp.

ON THE DAY

From Midnight on April 5th 2019, your virtual starter’s gun has gone off!  But you can start at any time and at any place on the LUFT.  You can start and stop as often as you like. You can do which parts of the course you want to and miss the bits you don’t. The only condition is that the distance is only counted to your total across a part of the LUFT once.

 

At Midnight on April 7th, the Great Lonnie Stomp is all over!  Then, email us your total distance or message us via Facebook Messenger  to register your distance covered.

 

We’ll put your distance against your registration and tally up your donation from how far you walked.  The further you go, the more of your registration fee is donated.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it take?

You will have 48 hours from midnight on April 5th, 2019, to complete as much of the Launceston Urban Fringe Trail as you can.  

Where do I start the course?

There is no start point.  Simply step on at any point of the Launceston Urban Fringe Trail and you are on your way!

Do I have to start at midnight on April 5th?

No.  You can start at any time in the 48-hour window.

Once I start, can I stop and restart?

Yes.  You can stop as many times as you want.

Do I have to do the course continuously?

No.  You can miss any parts you do not want to do.

Can I repeat any parts of the course and count it towards my distance tally?

No.  You can only count any section of the course once.

Can I complete the course as part of a team?

Yes.  When you report your tally, state how many people were in your team and what distance was covered by each team member.

How do I report my distance?

Email your tally to contact@ascentfitness.com.auIf you are unable to measure your distance, email through the sections that you completed and your distance will be calculated.

Will there be support on the course?

No. All participants need to self-sufficient. In practice, this can be in the form of a support vehicle. 

Is there phone coverage on the entire course?

There is, if you have a Telstra SIM. Typically, mobile phone coverage is poorest along Ecclestone Road and New Ecclestone Road.

Where can I get more information?

Visit The Great Lonnie Fitness Challenge page and download the information pack.

I had an injury, can I still join?

You certainly can!  Any advice from your GP or Physio is always helpful. If you’re not sure where your fitness levels are at, contact John from Ascent Fitness and make a booking for a 1-on-1 walking fitness test.

I am pregnant. Is this walk suitable for me?

Generally, walking is OK during pregnancy.  However, participate in the Great Lonnie Stomp only on the advice of your GP or obstetrician.

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