A number of health-related Australian charities have joined forces to come up with a new fundraising event with a common goal.
Held on October 28, participants can choose between a seven kilometre round-trip walking event from West Beach to Glenelg and back, a half-marathon that continues along the Torrens or can take on a number of bike trips ranging up to 107 kilometre through the Adelaide Hills before returning to the starting point.
It aims to raise awareness of the charity organisations' research efforts into finding treatments and cures for a range of diseases that afflict Australians of all ages.
The statistics cited by organisers help demonstrate the need for ongoing research - with heart diseases accounting for 32.8 per cent of all registered deaths and cancer responsible for a further 29.8 per cent.
Such figures act to highlight the importance of 'going the distance' to prevent or cure these conditions - with exercise playing a key part in a healthy lifestyle.
As such, the community initiative is designed to be a family-friendly distance event that raises funds for its organisers, while at the same time urging participants to spread the word about the important work they do.
According to its organisers: "Go The Distance is a unique event, combining the challenge of distance travelled in the name of meeting the challenge of ending Heart and Cancer illness with community fundraising."
Instead of imposing a certain mode of transportation on the participants, people are able to choose between a range of distances to walk, run or ride - the decision is completely open and places are not currently limited.
Patrons of the event - known as 'Goers' - are also encouraged to undertake fundraising activities of their own on the day.
Organisers have made a number of suggestions, but have not limited them in order to help maximise the funds generated by the initiative.
The website states: "You can run garage sales, run cake stalls, run movie nights, run lotteries, sell things, your imagination is your only limitation as you fundraise your entry cost - whatever you do we are with you all the way."
Registration for the Go The Distance event opens on April 27, with dedicated avenues available for individuals, teams, families and volunteers through the website after this date.
Organisers have set up the charity program with its own social media channels - a Facebook page for photos and promote interaction as well as a Twitter feed that keeps its followers informed of developments as they occur.