Welcome to the Midnight to Dawn ANZAC Service, proudly supporting Trek2Health.org.au – a controlled group-oriented Trek capped at 100 participants, will take place on Saturday night 24th of April 2021 at 2300 and will follow the current COVID-19 safety Guidelines. You must register in advance to attend this event, click the "Register" button at the top or bottom of this page. Places are limited, please register soon. For extra information about this event please visit this page.
Midnight to Dawn ANZAC Service event will be hosted and conducted by Trek2Health, the meeting place for this event will be The Gap Shopping centre on Waterworks Road, event crew will be onsite at 2300 and the private bus charter will leave at 2320 for ANZAC SQUARE BRISBANE 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 ANZAC SQUARE-Brisbane and a safety briefing before we commence our long journey to The Gap RSL for a 0515 dawn service, followed by a Gunfire breakfast at a nearby rotunda and close to your cars. When participants arrive at the departure location, they will receive an entry bib and facemask Bandana.
The route taken consists of a 20.0km walk via city streets onto the Brisbane river walkway towards Toowong, after some local streets we will cross the Western motorway and 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.
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. 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 4x4 vehicles and pushbikes
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. It 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 ($250.00 per person) 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. Each donation to your fundraising page of $50 will receive one entry to the Trek2Health Art Union. Trek2Health has commissioned a recognised international artist to complete her version of the ANZAC spirit called - "The Messenger", which will be the first prize in the Art Union, along with an Anaconda Gift Card ($600) for outdoor adventure & sporting gear. Optional: you can choose to donate to Trek2Health Art Union when you register for this trek to be in the prize draw yourself. Please note that donations from you and your sponsors need to be verified and the ticket will be emailed to you or your sponsor within 1–3 days.
This trek is a great opportunity to get in touch with the ANZAC spirit of endurance, mateship, courage, sacrifice. Your participation will make a measurable and positive difference in the lives of our local frontline personnel and veterans. Visit our website to find out more about Trek2Health’s mission.