Training has officially commenced for the Hawaiian Ride for Youth 2020 event.
The start of the training season coincided with the Youth Focus official launch last night.
Hawaiian is proud to be the naming rights partner of the Ride for Youth which works to break down stigmas and generate meaningful conversations about mental health for young people.
The Hawaiian Ride for Youth raises essential funds to help Youth Focus deliver its free mental health services to at-risk young people aged 12 to 25.
More than 180 riders are taking part in the event and have committed to a gruelling training schedule which will see them reach their peak fitness for the March event.
The Hawaiian Ride for Youth will take place throughout regional WA on March 24 to 28, 2020.
Held annually over 4.5 days, riders will cycle from Albany or Jurien Bay to Perth covering a total of more than 3000kms to raise funds and awareness for Youth Focus.
While cycling through towns in WA’s South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt and Central, the riders will visit local high schools to engage with students and inform them on issues of youth suicide, depression, anxiety and self-harm.
The Hawaiian Ride for Youth has four pelotons during Ride Week, each travelling a different route (from either Albany or Jurien Bay) back to Perth. Each cyclist will ride more than 700km over the event, covering between 120km and 140kms each day.
As well as the physically challenging cycling, each participant will raise a minimum of $5000 each for Youth Focus.
Funds raised in the Hawaiian Ride for Youth will go towards supporting the delivery of Youth Focus’ free mental health services to at-risk young people aged 12 to 25.
This year’s event raised $2.16 million for Youth Focus. Hawaiian is proud to partner with Youth Focus and make a difference to the lives of young people.
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