Treks

Midnight to Dawn Anzac Service Trek

Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th April, 2021

20 km walk from ANZAC Square, via Brisbane River walkway to Toowong, through Brisbane Botanic Gardens into Mt Coot-tha Forest climbing to the Mt Coot-tha Lookout then down along fire trails to The Gap RSL for the official dawn service.

Registrations are now closed. Please make a small donation to support to one of our amazing 2021 ANZAC trekkers.

Invoke the ANZAC spirit – Endurance – mateship – courage – sacrifice.

Join us for this unique opportunity to invoke the ANZAC spirit and build your own personal endurance and resilience, while helping build a stronger, fairer, more compassionate community for us all. 

This is a fundraising event and each participant must fundraise a minimum of $250.00 to enter this 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. Your participation will make a positive difference in the lives of extraordinary and deserving Australian frontline personnel and veterans. For detailed information about the Trek click here to read the trek Handbook.  

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 Australian frontline personnel and veterans.
HOSTED BY TREK2HEALTH
Sat 24 – Sun 25 April, 2021
Location
Brisbane

As the sun rose on 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers rowed towards the shores of Gallipoli and into history itself.

Every year since, as the sun rises, Australians gather across the nation to remember their legacy, and the legacy of all those who have followed in their footsteps.
Source: RSL QLD – ANZAC Day

Midnight to Dawn ANZAC Service Trek

The Midnight to Dawn ANZAC Service Trek will be hosted and conducted by Trek2Health and will commence on Saturday night 24th April, 2021 at 2300 following the current COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The meeting place for this event will be The Gap Shopping centre on Waterworks Road. When participants arrive at the departure location, they will receive an entry bib and face-mask bandana. Event crew will be onsite at 2300 and the private bus charter will leave at 2320 for ANZAC Square in the centre of Brisbane city. All participants will be provided with a trek hand booklet with their registration confirmation email, this booklet will explain all aspects of what to bring for this overnight trek.

The trek will commence with a small service at ANZAC Square and a safety briefing before we commence our long journey to The Gap RSL for a 0515 Dawn ANZAC Service, followed by a Gunfire breakfast at a nearby rotunda and close to your cars. 

The event 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. Medical professionals will be roaming the route in 4×4 vehicles and push bikes.

Please note that this walk is a controlled paced trek and we will be walking as one group at 3.5 km to 4.5 km per hour, the group must stay in between the front trek leader and the rear trek leader at all times.

Your Commitment

I understand that I will be fully prepared physically and have the appropriate personal gear and rations to complete this Midnight to Dawn walk.

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

Trek2Health is hosting this fundraising trek event as it important to support those who have sacrificed their physical and mental well-being for a safer community. Trek2Health is an organisation founded with a single, noble objective – provide ongoing support to First Responders and Emergency Services personal such as firefighters, EMTs, and police officers in our communities.

The Route

Starting point – ANZAC Square Brisbane 
Destination – The Gap RSL 0515

The route taken consists of an 20.0km walk via city streets onto the Brisbane river walkway towards Toowong, after some local streets we will cross the Western motorway, passing through Brisbane Botanic Gardens into Mt Coot-tha Forest to commence our climb up to the lookout at Mt. Coot-tha for a well-earned rest and take in the views of the city below. 

We will then continue in a westerly direction along fire trails and down the western side of Mt. Coot-tha, we are almost home along local roads and tracks that will take us to The Gap RSL by 0515 in time for the official dawn service and Gunfire breakfast.

This event is a great way to get in touch with the Anzac spirit , get some exercise and support a great cause. The Midnight to Dawn Anzac Service Trek is a community fundraising event and the entry fee is complimentary to register and capped at 100 participants. 

it is expected and required that participants open an individual and/or team fundraising page, which can be completed during the registration process. The minimum expected amount to raise is $250.00 per person. 

We are here to help you achieve or exceed your targets, Trek2Health has commissioned an recognised International artist to complete her version of the Anzac spirit called –  “The Messenger”  you will receive online communication on how you can promote and sell entries into this art union.

We trek to support our Australian frontline workers and veterans in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to our community.

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.

Change lives! Your participation will make a measurable and positive difference in the lives of extraordinary Australian frontline personnel and veterans.

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

Challenge Yourself

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

Fundraise for a fantasic cause

The Midnight to Dawn Anzac Service Trek is a community fundraising event. The entry price is free and each participant must fundraise a minimum of $250.00 to enter this walk. You'll receive an online fundraising page to share with your friends and family to collect donations and we'll provide resources to make it quick, easy and fun for you to achieve your goal. Fundraiser info for Midnight to Dawn trekkers.

Event Support & FAQ

Click here to learn how to register, how to sponsor a friend, how to make a donation and join our community of support.

Onsite support for Participants

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

Join our 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.

Trek to support Aussie legends.

Looking for more information? Contact us.

INVOKE THE ANZAC SPIRIT – ENDURANCE – MATESHIP – COURAGE – SACRIFICE.

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