North America's Toughest Pledge Walk
in 'Burning Boot' country!
The GREAT WALK, is an annual fund
raising event sponsored by the Tahsis Lions Club.
This event takes place between Gold River and
Tahsis, British Columbia,Canada.
It takes place on 63.5 kilometres of gravel logging road between
Gold River and Tahsis, on Vancouver Island. It covers what we
believe to be some of the most rugged and beautiful country in
the world. For a look at the elevation profile of the Great Walk route
please click here.
Great Walkers have raised more than $1,000,000.00 for many worthy charities.
Walkers choose to solicit sponsors for the recognized charity or organization
of their choice; others just walk for the challenge.
The GREAT WALK starts at 4:00 AM near Gold River and is officially ends
sixteen hours later in Tahsis at 8:00 PM. (Note: We reserve
the right to pick up and bring in any walkers not recorded in by
All walkers receive a GREAT WALK T-shirt for
making it halfway (Checkpoint 6) and the coveted Burning Boot Award
for completing the route.
There are a total of twelve check-points along the way, offering refreshments,
drinks, first aid, and moral support!
Road monitors are constanly travelling between check-points to maintain the
safety and support of all participants.
Special trophies are presented at the awards ceremony that start at
8:30 PM. Ground transportation between Gold River
and Tahsis is available, at additional cost, before and after the
To learn a little more about the GREAT WALK and
its history along with some great photos click here.
For more informaton about the 2009 Great Walk.
Contact: Mike Nicolaye
Tahsis Lions Club, 10820 Chemainus Road, Ladysmith, B.C. V9G-2A4, Canada
Share your Great Walk experiences, share tips on training, footwear, clothing, etc.
Click to join the Great Walk Group
To learn more about Vancouver Island, Tahsis and the surrounding
area take a look at the following pages:
Village of Tahsis
Tahsis Chamber of Commerce
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