Cancer Research Fundraising Campaign
Thank you to all those members and guests who have contributed
towards our 2022 campaign for cancer research.
With your support we move another step forward in finding a cure for cancer.
Our campaigns this year have raised $2590.00 for this very important cause.
Please watch this page for future campaign events.
All proceeds towards our campaign go to Australian Cancer Research Foundation
Trial My Sunrise
Join us and help raise much needed funds for cancer research....
We welcome you to trial a Sunrise Bushwalk with us. During September/October our group is running a fundraiser for cancer research. For every new participant our club will double the $10.00 participation subscription in aid of cancer research.
Our early morning bushwalks which start at 7.30am are sure to get your endorphins excited and get you kinetically energised for the rest of the day. It's nature's drug that helps with health and well-being. It can also decrease the risk of heart disease and some cancers among other things.
Simply register below, trial the walk, meet and greet our members then if you choose, join our members for morning tea afterwards.
If you enjoy the event you may choose to continue on, and if not, you may choose to move away.
The choice is entirely yours.... You are under no obligation!
Why It’s Never Too Late to Get Moving.... And, It Is Fun Too!
Research has found that walking speed is linked with heart health. In particular, middle-aged adults who walk at a slow pace were twice as likely to die from heart disease compared with their fast-walking peers. The research is clear, exercise can improve your heart health, even if you haven’t laced up your sneakers in years. If you have been thinking about starting a walk exercise program, there is no better time to begin than today.
Get Your Heart Health Back On Track Today and Lower Your Risk of Developing Cancer.....
Check Out Our Next Trial My Sunrise Day:
01. Saturday 22 April Sunrise - Christies Pool
Just for the water lovers! This very picturesque and quite energising fun and fitness walk takes you down and along a section of Cowan and Keirans Creeks, then rises sharply before once again descending to the forest canopied Christies Pool, an isolated local swimming hole which is situated at the junction of Keirans and Ku-ring-gai Creeks. And, if your endorphins aren’t excited by now, then, we will gather our thoughts to once again take another ascent which will take you onto the next ridge. Here, we will take a short break before making our return to North Turramurra. Participants can expect a couple of hand over hand on some parts of the rocky ascents. Meet at North Turramurra for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 7.5km. Expected event finish time is 10.10am.
02. Saturday 29 April Sunrise: Stairway to Blue Gum
This walk descends the valley via steps which were built in the depression years of the 1930s. The 330 steps are the most strenuous part of the walk. Near to the top of the steps, there is rock graffiti which was probably etched into the rock around the same time. This is a circuit style walk which takes you through Hornsby’s volcanic basin. The area is rich with flora and contains remnants of a Blue Gum forest. The walk is a real fat blaster when ascending the steps to the finish. Meet at Hornsby for a 7.30am departure. Distance is 5.5km. Expected event finish time is approximately 9.05am.
03. Saturday 06 May Sunrise: Scaly Bark Valley & O’Haras Creek Members ONLY
This is a beautiful forest walk in one of Kenthurst’s secluded valleys. The walk provides a contrast between the vegetation on the sandstone ridges and the creek valley below. The dominant tree in the valley though, is the Swamp Mahogany which is readily identified by its spongy bark. These trees provide habitat for yellow bellied gliders. Depending on the season there will be Grevilleas, Banksias, Flannel Flowers, Boronias, many species of flowers from the Pea family, and several species of Wattle flowering. On the ridges Yellow Bloodwoods, Casuarinas and Scaly Barks which is a Eucalypt only found in Kenthurst on sandstone ridges. It is easily identified by its scaly bark and red stems. The valley was also used for timber-getting and in 1930 a timber mill was built in the valley to mill the felled timber. The prime timber collected was Blackbutt. Meet at Kenthurst for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 8km Expected event finish time is 9.50am.
04. Saturday 13 May Sunrise: Beyond The Gibberagong Waterholes
From the ridge tops to the historic Gibberagong Waterhole, this swimming spot, with its own beach, was once used by the locals to cool off during the hotter months of the year. The walk takes us through a diverse landscape from heath to rich forest communities and under grand sandstone cliffs. This walk includes a good workout as you climb back up and out of the valley. Meet at North Wahroonga for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 8.5km. Expected event finish time is 9.55am.
05. Saturday 20 May Sunrise: Beyond Jerusalem Bay
Get your endorphins excited. Come along and join us for an energising Saturday Sunrise walk to Jerusalem Bay and beyond. See extraordinary water views with rich rainforest corridors that sit in the valley below. This walk gives you the option of a relaxing wait at the bay while the other take on the beyond section of the walk. Meet at Cowan for 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 7.2km. Expected event finish time is 10.10am.
06. Saturday 27 May Sunrise: The Murrumba Circuit
This sunrise trek takes us through sections of the Davidson State Recreational Area and Garigal National Park just east of Killara. The area is known for its dry Sclerophyll forest typically having plants such as eucalypts, wattles and banksias. Also, while on this trek, you will come to enjoy some grand views of the upper reaches of Middle Harbour Creek along the way. Meet in Murrumba Place near corner of Walar Crescent, East Killara for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 6.5km. Expected walk finish time is 9.30am. 7265-3.5G
07. Saturday 03 June SunrisePlus: The Kalkari and The Birrawanna Circuit Members ONLY
This very popular sunrise walk takes you from the Hornsby Plateau at Mount Colah along a ridge then descends to Bobbin Head returning via the Birrawanna Circuit and Kalkari track. On the lower hillsides the forest is rich with beautiful views that extend down to the bay. Meet at Mount Colah for a 7.30am departure. Distance is approximately 12.2km. Expected event finish time is 11.00am.
08. Saturday 10 June Sunrise: Galston Trail via Clarinda Falls Members ONLY
Here is another exciting walk with a heartbreak hill in the middle of it! You will certainly find your endorphins on this walk. The route takes in the southern section of the Galston Trail via Clarinda Falls. Meet at east end of Rofe Park car park, Galston Road, Hornsby Heights for a 7.30am departure. Distance approximately 6km. Expected event finish time is 9.15am.
Note: Our club charges a $10.00 event subscription/donation that is payable on the day of the event.
100% of all subscriptions received from the TrialMySunrise goes to our cancer research fundraising campaign. Our club's beneficiary is the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
Doubling our Donation for Cancer Research:
By joining any of our TrialMySunrise events as a guest, our club will match your $10.00 subscription/donation making it a $20.00 donation to Australia Cancer Research Foundation. How good is that.... "You get to be fit and healthy while saving lives, it's a win, win situation for all"