We'll Make a Change Trek

Sunday 25 October 2020

Gold Creek Reservoir to the Enoggera Dam wall

Join our walk to help kids walk

The October 2020 trek has been postponed. The health and wellbeing of our supporters is paramount. Registrations have been paused. We plan to trek again in 2021. We will notify you of the new date shortly.

In the meantime, CPL client Elyse is walking for all of us. With her own personal challenge in her own space at her own pace. Please visit her page to learn more.

Trek through Brisbane’s spectacular D’Aguilar National Park starting at the beautiful Gold Creek Reservoir, descending into the Enoggera Reservoir Basin and finishing at a private event village behind the Enoggera Dam wall.

Choose one of two distances - 17km or 9km.

This year your fundraising will help CPL fund the installation of parallel bars, and vital equipment like this in all of CPL’s services, so children with disability can learn to walk.

Go Further. Commit.

Make your Sunday morning matter

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Why are we trekking?

Every step and every dollar will help support a child to walk. With the funds raised, CPL intends to equip CPL services across Queensland with parallel bars to aid children in their efforts to walk. Your involvement with CPL's We’ll Make a Change Trek will go a long way in reaching our collective goal.  So what are you waiting for? Let’s do this! 

The We'll Make a Change Trek will:

  • Give your team a common goal to work towards.
  • Make a difference to a child's life by helping them learn to walk.
  • Help those in our community who need our support the most.
  • Collectively we will make a change.

Registration

17km: $680 for a team of four (1 additional member is $170) 

9km: $90 per person ($360 per team of four)

Your registration covers:

  • Free six-week training program and a Captain’s pre-event information session. 
  • Professional support team in the lead up and on the trek, including medical staff, hiking team and vehicle support. 
  • Secure free car parking, transport to the starting line, medic and support services, water supplies and snacks throughout the trek. 
  • A unique opportunity for professional development and team building through fun and challenging activities during the trek. 
  • A Trekkers Information Handbook chock full of handy tips.
  • Participation race bib.
  • Awesome checkpoints.
  • Your own finish line cheer squad complete with BBQ and party.

Fundraise - you bet!

We request each corporate team raise $5,000.  Don't worry! You are not left on your own to fundraise - we will be with you every step of the way with ideas, tips and tools to assist you to fundraise during the campaign.

  • 17km corporate team challenge: $5,000 per team
  • 9km challenge: a minimum of $200 per person

Your fundraising will help children with a disability learn how to walk. Funds raised will help CPL purchase vital equipment to aid our clients with mobility and independence.

Trekkers handbook

For information about your hike and helpful training tips, download the Trekkers Handbook.

The Routes

Beginning at Gold Creek Reservoir you will trek around the perimeter of the reservoir, through rugged escarpments, gum forests, scenic hill tops and insta-worthy landscapes.

Forest locals such as bell miner birds and yellow-tailed black cockatoos watch on as you hike along the track. The D'Aguilar National Park is not only physically challenging but allows you to reconnect with nature. Concluding at the dam wall of the Enoggera Reservoir for a party at the finish line - a BBQ and a well deserved cold drink.

Testimonials

"In 2019, I participated in CPL's "We'll Make a Change" trek. The trek saw us hike 22.5kms through Brisbane's beautiful D'Aguilar National Park, starting at Mt Nebo and finishing at The Gap.

The trek lasted  6.5 hours, which was physically testing on the body and an empowering journey. The trek traversed through rainforest, up and down hills, rugged bush tracks with some of the most amazing views of the valley. The comradery within the team was awesome, encouraging each other to reach the finish line.  

Being part of a team, was to ensure that all worked together to finish the trek, but more importantly to achieve our team goal of raising funds – a total of $1,479 was raised! An amazing effort by all. At times it felt overwhelming, but persistence pays off. Overall the experience was one that I gained an immense satisfaction that I was helping to raise funds for those less fortunate than ourselves. As a participant, I am both stronger physically & mentally for meeting this challenge." 

- Anna

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"I thoroughly enjoyed walking with the CPL We’ll Make a Change fundraiser. Not only was I helping out a cause I feel passionate about, I was getting fitter and healthier myself. The preparation was tough with some early starts but it was so worthwhile. My sleep patterns and daily energy improved which was just as rewarding as meeting new people and making friends. It was easily one of the highlights of my year and I can’t wait to do it again in 2020 to continue making change."

- Glen

Thanks to our We'll Make a Change Corporate Partners:

If you would like to see your logo here, please contact the CPL Development Team on (07) 3358 8081.

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It's not a race.  It’s a challenge.

CPL's We’ll Make a Change Trek is a mentally and physically challenging journey, but one you will never forget.

Are you ready to take the challenge?

So, get your team together, sign up and start training!