Midnight Blue Trek
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.
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, 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.
Midnight Blue Trek
The Midnight Blue Trek will be hosted and conducted by Trek2Health and will commence on Saturday night 9th 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.
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.
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.
At Trek2Health we offer a stigma free environment for frontline personnel to restore their resilience as required.
I whole-heartedly support the work of Trek2Health who are breaking down the stigma in relation to help-seeking, while also incorporating another of my passions – spending time with good people in nature.