THE GREAT LONNIE STOMP
Launceston’s ultramarathon walk
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 more you will raise for Guide Dogs Tasmania!
How to fundraise for the Great Lonnie Stomp (it’s really, really hard…not!)
- Register here
- Walk as much of the LUFT as you can. You can start anywhere along the LUFT. Start and stop multiple times over the weekend. Walk 1 kilometre or 100. It’s entirely up to you. Or register a team and divide up the kilometres between each team member.
- Report your distance covered during the great Lonnie Stomp (we’ll email you a reminder after it’s all over)
- Step four is…there is no step four! We take care of the rest. Your contribution will be sent to Guide Dogs Tasmania. The amount donated will be 20 cents per kilometre per person plus 100% of any dog registration fees.
How does the Great Lonnie Stomp differ?
The more people and dogs who walk, the more we will be able to raise for the Guide Dogs! We have kept the dog registration fee at a flat rate, so that dogs aren’t overwalked. We are also grateful to the Mowbray Vet Clinic who will be on-call the entire 48 hours if needed.
Want to see the LUFT before the event?
To prepare best for The Great Lonnie Stomp, what better way than to undertake a training program over four weekends, 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.
Read our FAQs at the bottom of this page. You can also visit the Great Lonnie Stomp event page on Facebook here to see the latest updates.
For more information, contact John Ralph at Ascent Fitness.
Register below. The cost of registration is $70 per person. Dog registrations will be $10 each. We welcome teams and individuals. Companion card holders and guides or carers also welcome.
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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)
DURATION: 49 hours
DISTANCE: As much as you can cover in the LUFT 100km circuit
There is no set start or finish line. You can start and finish at any point along the LUFT.
SCHEDULE: Midnight April 5 to Midnight April 7, 2019
But you don’t have to start at midnight. You can start, stop or restart anytime over the weekend. Do a few hours on Saturday and a few on Sunday, or walk non-stop. It’s up to you!
Register to receive the official LUFT map and a digital version that can be read by GPX map reading mobile apps.
GROUP SIZE: No limit. Everyone welcome!
The Great Lonnie Stomp is for everyone of all ages and fitness levels. We welcome walkers, runners, cyclists, individuals, corporate groups, associations, sports teams, families, Companion Card holders, carers and guides. You can even register your dog!
Enquire for more details or register below.
REQUEST THE INFORMATION PACK
The information pack for Great Lonnie Stomp has detailed information, important dates, different sections of the walk and everything related to the registration & payment details.
Contact us below to request the information pack. Please note, you will only receive the official LUFT map and digital version of the map for GPX map-reading apps, once you have registered.
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.
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