'Walk For Phil' is a 23km walk, inspired by one, carried out by so many more. This year, Walk For Phil will take place on Friday 20th April, 2018.
Walking 23kms from Moonee Valley Racecourse to Caulfield Racecourse, via Flemington Racecourse, the walk encourages the generosity of the nation’s third biggest industry; to reach beyond it’s own participants, fans and supporters to embrace the general community to aid two of Phil Sly’s favourite charities - Pinchapoo and Very Special Kids.
Phil Sly was a larger than life character, thoroughly built around his passion for all of racing, from the punt, to ownership to camaraderie, but a man who valued life and giving to others.
Phil lost a staunch and rallying fight against “The Grub” of cancer in 2016 but not before inspiring others who were in sufferance along with many more who could make a difference and rally behind him and the cause.
And that is the idea behind 'Walk For Phil', something that he passionately drove before his passing, with a view to help his dear to heart life-changing charities, Pinchapoo and Very Special Kids.
This walk is to honour not just his life - one fully spent - but to work towards providing life-changing differences for others.
Registration is $65 including a Walk For Phil shirt, breakfast, BBQ lunch, and post-walk gala event with drinks, masseurs and more; the Walk starts at 8am sharp (registration from 7am) and concludes at 3pm.
The event is being run under the Pinchapoo ABN with all funds split evenly between Pinchapoo (ABN 21 603 724 018) and Very Special Kids (ABN 86 109 832 091).