Media Alert: Ash completes journey on Clipsal 500 track, 1,000km in 10 days

28-Feb-2017 4:16 PM

Ashley Ralph, General Manager - Partner Programs for Clipsal by Schneider Electric, will achieve the massive goal he set himself to complete 1000km over 10 days from Melbourne to Adelaide for the very first time, to raise a staggering $400K for Variety – the Children’s Charity of South Australia and Julian Burton Burns Trust.

Finishing this Friday, 3 March down pit straight of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Ashley has so far completed an average of 100km per day over the ten-day period, equivalent to running 2.5 marathons every day!

Ashley has run through regional Victoria and is now making his way through South Australia, engaging local communities along the way.

When:  12 noon, Friday, 3 March 2017

Where: Clipsal 500 Adelaide straight

Vision: Ashley and support vehicles finishing the journey down the straight of the Clipsal 500 track, mascots, Variety grant recipient, crowds/supporters.
Available for interview:
  • Ashley Ralph, General Manager – Program Partners, Clipsal by Schneider Electric
  • Julian Burton OAM, Founder & Executive Chair, Julian Burton Burns Trust
  • Mark McGill, Chief Executive Officer, Variety the Children’s Charity, SA
  • Mattias McCarthy, 12 year old vision impaired Variety grant recipient
For further information, please contact Ammi Trainor. M. 0488 055 028. E.
To donate to the Club Clipsal 1000, visit

Route Summary:
Wed 22 Feb – Melbourne to Geelong
Thurs 23 Feb – Geelong to Pombomart (via Winchelsea and Colac)
Fri 24 Feb – Pombomart to Port Fairy (via Warrnanbool)
Sat 25 Feb – Pt Fairy to Narrawong
Sun 26 Feb – Portland to Tantanoola Football Club (via Nelson Rd & Mt Gambier)
Mon 27 Feb - Tantanoola Footaball Club to Nofolk Rise vineyard
Tues 28 Feb - Norfolk Rise Vineyard to Salt Creek
Wed 1 Mar – Salt Creek to Wellington (via Meningie)
Thurs 2 Mar – Wellington to Stonyfell (via Strathalbyn)
Fri 3 Mar – Adelaide finishing on Clipsal 500 Adelaide finishing straight


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