Supercharge your mental and physical resilience!

Midnight Blue Trek

Start time: 11pm Saturday 8th October 2022

Welcome to the Midnight Blue Trek, proudly supporting Trek2Health and the start of Queensland Mental Health Week.Midnight Blue is an 18.5km trek for QPS members and family, from midnight to dawn, starting from Samford Valley and ending at the Trek House, The Gap.

Back The Blue!

Invoke the Australian spirit of service – endurance – mateship – courage – sacrifice

This trek is an opportunity to supercharge your mental and physical resilience while invoking the Australian spirit of service, endurance, mateship, courage and sacrifice. Your participation will make a measurable and positive difference in the lives of our Queensland Police personnel. Please note: the Midnight Blue Queensland police Service Trek is a QPS community event for QPS members and direct family members only.

This is a fundraising event in support of Trek2Health. Registration is free and each participant must fundraise a minimum of $250.00 to enter the walk. You’ll receive an online fundraising page to collect donations and we’ll support you to achieve your goal – we are a team! To reach your fundraising goal you only need to find 5 sponsors to each donate $50 in support of your commitment to complete this Trek.

For detailed information about the Trek click here to read the trek Handbook.

HOSTED BY TREK2HEALTH
Sat 8 October, 2022
Location
The Gap, Brisbane

Midnight Blue Trek

The Midnight Blue Trek will be hosted and conducted by Trek2Health and will commence on Saturday night 8th October, 2021 at 2300 following the current COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The meeting place for this event will be The Trek House at 1434 Waterworks Road, The Gap. Please park at The BCC Park ‘n Ride Bus station car park, The Gap and walk 40 metres to the Trek House to collect your registration entry bib and your high-vis vest and Trek2Health bandana. Event crew will be onsite at 2300 and the private bus charter will leave at 2330 for Samford Valley, all participants will be provided with a trek hand booklet with the registration confirmation email, this booklet will explain all aspects of what to bring for this overnight trek.

There will be a small service at Samford Valley and a safety briefing before we commence our long journey to the Trek House at Enoggera Reservoir for a 0530 -0545 arrival, followed by a  breakfast and coffee with presentations from Mental Health experts and acknowledgement of the top fundraisers.

Your Commitment

I understand that I will be fully prepared physically and have the appropriate personal gear and rations to complete the Midnight Blue Trek.

I understand that my ticket price is complimentary and I must fundraise a minimum of $250.00 to enter this walk.

Funds raised support Trek2Health, an organisation founded with a single, noble objective – provide ongoing support to First Responders and Emergency Services personal such as police officers, firefighters, EMTs and veterans in our communities. Learn more about our services.

The Route

Starting Point – The Trek House at 1434 Waterworks Road, The Gap. Please park at The BCC Park ‘n Ride Bus station car park, The Gap and walk 40 metres to the Trek House.

The route for Midnight Blue Trek consists of a 18.5km walk via country streets onto remote fire trails towards Bellbird Grove for our first rest stop, we then commence our long climb up to  Mt. Nebo Road. We will then continue in a easterly direction along very steep descending and ascending fire trails down the southern side of Mt. Nebo Road, we are almost home along southerly tracks that will take us to the Trek House by 0515 – 0530 to meet family and friends.

The trek will also have Event crew support staff – who have operated in the area and ranges for over 15 years, should you need water or support. 

PLEASE NOTE that this walk is a controlled paced trek and we will be walking as one group at 3.5km to 4.5km per hour. The group must stay in between the front trek leader and the rear trek leader at all times. Medical professionals will be roaming the route in 4×4 vehicles.

Build Resilience

Resilience via Earth

Completing an exhilarating physical challenge will increase your physical & mental resilience leaving you better able to handle whatever life throws at you.

Restore your peace of mind

Healing via Nature

Unload the stress of everyday life and restore your positive attitude and peace of mind via the beauty of nature.

Connect with Community

We are a team!

Connect with community in the spirit of resilience, determination, compassion, innovation, fairness and mateship that is the core of the Trek2Health philosophy.

Change lives

Create a better future

Your participation will make a positive and measurable difference in the lives of extraordinary and deserving Qld Police and frontline personnel and veterans.
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Fundraiser Rewards

Individual fundraisers earn rewards when they reach the following targets.

Fundraise $250 for a Trek2Health GET RESILIENCE endurance shirt
Fundraise $500 for an official Trek2Health Wilderness Jacket
Fundraise $1000 for an official Trek2Health Wilderness Jacket, shirt and cap

NEW! Fine Art Print – purchases from your supporters count toward our fundraising goal.

Trekkers: let your supporters know about our new Fine Art Print, if they purchase from our shop, please email us the trekker’s name after purchase and we will assign $250 to the trekker’s fundraising page. 

Trekkers can also purchase the print during registration for themselves or a gift and the $250 will automatically added to your fundraising goal. Any purchases made after registration, you or the sponsor simply need to email us so we can update your fundraising total. This Nature Print is stunning, send your supporters here to view details.

Info for Trekkers

First Responders are exposed to unimaginable experiences in their professional services. ​

We believe we should and can DO MORE to support the health and well being of these extraordinary individuals who risk their own safety to be there for us – when we need help the most.​

Trek2Health provides complimentary mental wellness services to the Emergency Services and Veteran communities in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to our community. Our innovative approach to mental wellness is based on Green Exercise Training  – team-orientated treks in remote wilderness to boost mental and physical well-being in a supportive and stigma-free environment. 

For every $1,000.00 raised by community fundraisers,  Trek2Health will be able to assist one extraordinary Australian frontline worker or veteran achieve greater physical and mental resilience. ​

Together we can create a stronger, happier and more resilience community.

Join our community to empower yourself with the indomitable spirit of resilience, determination, compassion, innovation, fairness and mateship which is the core of Trek2Health’s philosophy.

Show Your Support for Our First Responders & Veterans

By getting involved and sharing the word about our cause you can make a positive impact in the lives of extraordinary Australian frontline personnel and veterans.

Challenge Yourself

Increase your mental and physical resilience the Trek2Health way by immersing yourself in nature for an challenging morning of nature trekking.

Events are COVID-19 safe and Trek2Health’s experienced trek guides and medics will be onsite to support participants.

 

Info for Fundraisers

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On Sunday 9th October I am walking 18.5km from midnight to dawn in a QPS community event – Midnight Blue Trek.

All funds raised for this event support Trek2Health, an organisation founded to support the physical and mental health of our local frontline workers and veterans. 

Please show your support by sponsoring me in this trek. Together we can create a fairer and more resilient community for us all.
(add your fundraising page link)
#BrisbaneSpirit #trek2health #Brisbane #bushwalk #nightwalk #qps
 
 

Click here to view all fundraisers.

Search for your name, click view page, then copy the link in the address bar at the top of your page. Send this page link to your supporters, any donations made to this page will count towards your fundraising goal.

Note: please do not bring cash donations on trek day, please ask your supporters to donate to your online fundraising page. Contact us if you need any help -> support@trek2health.org.au

We’ll be in touch from time-to-time via email with updates on this event. If you haven’t reached your fundraising goal closer to trek day, we’ll reach out to see what we can do to help – we are a team. Important event info will also be sent via email and SMS, a few days before the trek day – weather forecast, what to bring, how to prepare for the trek.

Thanks again for supporting Trek2Health with your footsteps – you’re awesome!

If you have any questions, feedback or need help – email us – support@trek2health.org.au – we’d love to hear from you.

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