Jack's Past Adventures
Party Jack II - March 13, 2020
On Friday March 13, 200 plus people gathered at the stunning Penny Royal. Everyone formally dressed and looking stunning, this was an amazing night to celebrate 10 years of the first Jack adventure, Kayak Jack. No real formalities, just a few drinks, nibbles, great company and lots of laughs. Special thanks to Jack and all his JustLikeJack friends who shared the red carpet on the night, as well as Will Scott who was the DJ and smashed it out of the park. Thanks to the amazing support of the Penny Royal, the evening helped raise some valuable funds for JustLikeJack.
Movie Jack - October 26, 2019
The latest Just Like Jack adventure was a movie day, showing Angry Birds 2 at The Star Theatre Launceston.
This adventure was an amazing success with over 50 Just Like Jack friends coming to enjoy the movies - for some, it was the first time they had ever been to the movies!
Thanks to The Star Theatre and their wonderful staff for accommodating us.
We hope everyone enjoyed another Just Like Jack adventure and we will be sure to have another.
Point to Pinnacle, 2019
It was a fantastic day at the 2019 Point to Pinnacle for the JustLikeJack team. Due to snow and ice the summit was closed, however it was still an amazing and rewarding day. Five JustLikeJack chairs conquered the challenge - Jack, Felix, Veronika, Beau and Amadeo.
Thanks to Lululemon Hobart (Amy McClean) for kitting out the team. Also to Suzy Knkox for her beautiful blankets that kept the kids warm.
Burnie 10, 2019
Another Burnie 10 for the JLJ crew. Unfortunately we had a number of our kids come down sick before the event but we still had 3 very happy young people enjoy the event – Rhys, Oliver and Robbie. Special mention to Rhys who finished it in 44 minutes with some pretty speedy support running!
Launceston Marathon, 2019
2019 was JLJ’s first entry in the Launceston marathon. Thanks very much to the organisers for their support. It was another successful event with some great fun had for the 5 kids that participated – Felix, Evan, Jack, Beau and Ben. A few new faces and a few regular faces, with awesome assistance from the many runners and support crew that make these days possible.
Ross Marathon, 2019
A record number of kids entered under the JustLikeJack banner at the Ross Marathon – 14 kids!
A fantastic day with kids in the half marathon, 10km, 5km and 2.5km events.Participating were some of our regular faces along with a large number of new faces which was amazing.
Volunteers were a plenty again as the awesome support for JustLikeJack and the kids involved continues.To all the runners, photographers, event support people, everyone that was there helping or just supporting – THANK YOU.
Burnie 10, 2018
Congratulations to everyone in our extended Just Like Jack family who participated in the Burnie 10 in 2018 and thanks for everyone’s support on course.
Our JLJ Team consisted of 4 team captains: Rohan Eastley, Beau Dennis, Oliver Yaxley, Indianna King and Jamie Cross – congratulations to these children for participating
Thanks also to the awesome pushers, walkers, family and friends.
Hobart Point to Pinnacle, 2018
Congratulations to everyone in our extended Just Like Jack family who participated in the Point 2 Pinnacle in 2018 and thanks for everyone’s support on course.
Our JLJ Team consisted of 6 team captains: Beau Dennis, Rohan Eastley, Jack Duffy, Joe Daniels, Therese Colhoun and Amadeo Pattel – congratulations to these children for participating
Thanks also to the awesome pushers, walkers, family and friends.
Launceston 10, 2018
Congratulations to everyone in our extended Just Like Jack family who participated in the Launceston 10 in 2018 and thanks for everyone’s support on course.
Our JLJ Team consisted of 7 team captains Evan, Rohan, Jayme, Will, Caitlyn, Beau, and Jack who had 16 engines pushing them and 11 other participating runners and walkers, family and friends.
Thanks also to the awesome CBA volunteers helping out in the Just Like Jack tent.
Hobart Point to Pinnacle, 2017
The Knight Frank Point to Pinnacle run and recreational walk starts at Wrest Point car park following Sandy Bay Road, left into Byron Street and left into Davey Street at Hotel Soho. Davey Street becomes Huon Road as it travels the route to the right turn onto Pillinger Drive and on to the pinnacle of Mount Wellington. The course is 21.4km long and just over 1,270 metres in elevation. This race is physically challenging and scenically stunning.
Burnie 10, 2017
The Burnie 10 is an Australian 10km road race and is held on a Sunday in October every year. Between 3000 - 5000 participants usually take part. The Burnie Ten is held on the North West Coast of Tasmania city of Burnie along the Emu Bay.
The race provides an opportunity to participate with the nation’s elite athletes. It’s a flat, fast, out-and-back, runner-friendly course that attracts competitors from all over Tasmania. The race enjoys terrific public support – not only from genuine runners and those not normally so active who set themselves a goal together but also the spectators lining the course, cheering everyone on.
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.