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A new one-day format has been adopted for the 2017 Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge, which raises valuable funds for the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.
Participants will have the choice of walking the Coast Track from Otford to Bundeena or a driving challenge from Wollongong to Sydney.
WIN News Illawarra
If you like walking or driving this is a challenge for you - people are being asked to choose their means to get from Wollongong to Sutherland, in a bid to raise money for medical research.
Organisers are hoping to raise at least half a million dollars in its founder's namesake charity event, the Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge.
Win News Illawarra
There is now only 6 weeks remaining until the trek from Wollongong to Sydney begins. Have you registered to take part in the challenge?
See our feature story on Win News from September 27th.
The Tynan family have plenty of motivation when it comes to supporting medical research.
Well-known Sutherland Shire businessman and former mayor Michael Tynan died last year, following battles with lung and brain cancer, while his wife Annette lost three sisters to cancer.
The 2017 Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge, kicked off in Wollongong on Saturday morning.
Perfect weather met 200 participants for the start of the second annual walk and drive from the University of Wollongong just before 8am to raise funds for the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation.
Madeline Tynan joined a celebrity field of walkers for the start of the 2017 Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge at the Wollongong Innovation Campus early on Saturday morning.