Jack's Past Adventures
Launceston 10 - 2017
The Launceston 10 was the first official event of the new JustLikeJack group. It was an amazing day, with fun had by all – kids, parents, pushers, all involved.
Thanks to our very generous local donations (Launceston Mazda, Tas Alkaloids, Tas Feedtest, Doc Signs, Zest) we were able to purchase 5 new chairs leading up to the event, so with Jacks chair we had 6 kids in chairs and heaps of pushers and support runners/walkers.
A beautiful day with the most important result – six amazing kids having lots of fun on their adventure that was the Launceston Ten 2017.
Point to Pinnacle 2016
In November 2016 Jack completed the iconic Point to Pinnacle in Hobart Tasmania. This event is the world's hardest half marathon (21 kilometres) to the top of Mount Wellington. Jack was pushed by his Dad, Chris and was once again supported by an amazing group of friends and family. The exciting part for Jack, was his mate Will Scott joined in this adventure, so both boys were pushed up the mountain. There were over 20 runners as part of the Just Like Jack team, all helping push Will and offering general support.
Will is 13, a student and a DJ in his spare time. Will is an excellent example of what the ‘Just Like Jack’ team is trying to achieve. Inclusion, participation and a chance to experience something new and fun - whatever your abilities.
Overland Jack - 2015
In 2015 Jack completed the Overland Track in central Tasmania carried on his Dads back and supported by a dedicated team of family and friends. The Overland Track is an iconic Australian walk taking 6 days to cover the 65km. Exposing Jack to the beautiful Tasmanian wilderness was an amazing experience with the added bonus of raising over $30,000 towards the special needs organisation Life Without Barriers.
The Overland Jack adventure was made into a documentary by Southern Cross.
Running Jack - 2014
In 2013 Jack and his Dad attempted their first marathon in Ross, Tasmania. After a challenging 42km they managed to complete the run in 4 hours 28 minutes and were once again supported by an amazing group of family and friends. In 2014 Chris and Jack completed the Hobart Cadbury Marathon with similar results.
Kayak Jack - 2009
In 2009 Jack joined his Dad, Chris kayaking from Launceston to Hobart via the East Coast of Tasmania. The journey took 13 days and over 600km of paddling. Chris and Jack were joined by family and friends who paddled alongside supporting the team, including Shane Crawford, who joined them from Orford to Dunnalley.
This adventure raised over $70,000 for St Giles a Tasmanian special needs provider who have supported Jack since his first diagnosis.