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 November/December 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.
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Check Out Our Next Trial My Sunrise Day:
Events due to recommence after COVID-19 lockdown on 30th October 2021.
01. Saturday 13 November Sunrise: Pennant Hills Park Circuit ☕ MT
Get your endorphins excited. Come along and join us for an energising Saturday Sunrise Fun & Fitness walk. This is one of the more-easier walks as it has easy open trails for most of the distance. It sidles beside Devlins Creek for the first half of the walk then climbs back out on a central spur. Distance is approximately 6.0km. Expected event finish time is 9.15am. 1960-3.5R
02. Saturday 20 November SunrisePlus: The Murrua Circuit
Here is something out of the ordinary where we have managed to link up several tracks to form the Murrua Circuit. This walk takes in both the Cockle Creek and Cowan Creek valleys which are both picturesque and stunning. Many great photographs have been snapped in both of these scenic walk sections. Participants should expect a moderate to slightly challenging walk due to its distance with several minutes of easy off-track negotiations. Distance is approximately 13km. Expected event finish time is 1115am.
03. Saturday 27 November SunrisePlus: The Trig Baggers ☕ MT
Discover the world of trigs without having to do any ascents. What a bonus! It is interesting to note though, that this area in 1889, it was suggested that land between Smiths Creek and Cowan Creek become the site of “PACIFICA” a proposed capital of the new Commonwealth of Australia. Buildings were to have replicated Windsor Castle, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament, with a grand entrance across a suspension bridge near Bobbin Head. The plan, thankfully, came to nothing and we were spared “Canberra on the Hawkesbury”. Had it gone ahead, we probably would be walking down Pitt Street and not enjoying a Sunrise through the delightful bushland forests of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Distance is approximately 11.0km. Expected event finish time is 10.40am.
04. Saturday 05 December Sunrise: Stairway to Blue Gum
This walk descends the valley via steps which were built in the depression years of the 1930s. There are around 300 steps which make this the most strenuous part of the walk. Near to the top of the steps, you will find 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. Distance is approximately 5.5km. Expected event finish time 9.05am.
05. Saturday 11 December Sunrise: GNW: Thornleigh to Hornsby
Enjoy this fabulous Great North Walk which will take us from station to station. The event commences from Hornsby with a rail transfer to Thornleigh then it’s a short road walk before entering the bushlands of Berowra Valley. The walk meanders west alongside Zig Zag Creek then heads north from the Jungo Rest through the Berowra Valley. Forests within the valley include Angophora, Casuarina, Turpentine and Blue Gum. Distance is approximately 10.0km. Expected finish time is 10.35am.
06. Saturday 18 December Christmas at The Bay ☕ MT Members Only
Members and guests are cordially invited to attend this year’s post lockdown Anniversary with our traditional Christmas celebration. Our members this year are now collectively celebrating 46 years of outdoor pursuits. Join us for this very special morning. Come along and join your fellow members on Saturday 18th December 2021 for an enjoyable Sunrise and a memorable morning of Christmas and Anniversary celebrations. This year we will be catering the event with a brunch style morning tea for members to enjoy.
Christmas/New Year Break
We will be having a short break over the festive season returning to our events on Saturday 8th January 2022. Best wishes to our members and their families for a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.
07. Saturday 08 January Sunrise: Beyond Deep Creek Crossing
For all members, here is a new experience and adventure for the start of the 2022 season. This Sunrise follows some of the many foot pads through the heart of Garigal National Park. The path weaving and turning for most of its way travels through the heart of this magnificent park. This Sunrise includes easy to negotiate creek crossings. Participants can expect some great views across the park and out to the ocean plus a good workout on the return part of the walk. After the walk, we will be having morning tea.Distance is approximately 9.5km. Expected finish time is 10.15am.
08. Saturday 15 January SunrisePlus: Shark Rock Ridge Engravings Members Only
Here is an exciting walk that will take us out to discover the Aboriginal engravings of Shark Rock Ridge. The walk takes us from Berowra out onto the Shark Rock Ridge which divides Waratah Bay and Jerusalem Bay. Although not being a popular track for walkers due to its location it takes us out to a place where the Guringai people once occupied the land. Evidence of their existence can be seen through a number of rock art engravings that can be found. Distance is approximately 7.5km. Expected event finish time 10.50am.
09. Saturday 22 January Sunrise: Wired For Light ☕ MT
Well, this walk will get you abuzz with excitement. This circuitous style Sunrise takes you from the plateau area of Belrose down into the valleys of Bare Creek and the upper reaches of Middle Harbour Creek. The walk travels through the heathlands and tall forests that grow abundant in the wetter areas in the valleys crossing a number of creeks along the way. Distance is approximately 9.5km. Expected finish time is 10.10am.
10. Saturday 29 January Sunrise: The Heights to Berowra Creek
You will get energized on this one. Obviously, it is all the way down, then all the way back up to The Heights again. It is a pleasant walk and one that is suited for keeping your fitness level engaged. This walk has some great scenery along the way. It also sidles a section of Berowra Creek before stopping at the water’s edge for a break at the half way point. Distance approximately 7.5km. Expected event finish time is 9.40am.
Note: All events are graded hard unless otherwise indicated. The walks can often be challenging requiring a good level of mobility skills, balance and co-ordination. Furthermore, our club charges a $10.00 walk subscription/donation that is payable on the day of the event. 100% of all subscriptions received from the TrialMySunrise goes to Australian Cancer Research Foundation in aid of cancer research.
Doubling our Donation for Cancer Research:
By joining any of our TrialMySunrise events during November/December 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"