Swap Your Sunset Session with a Twilight Trek for a Girls Night Out to Remember

Keen for a Girls Night Out, minus the hangover?  Coastrek – Australia’s iconic team hiking challenge – has added a fun new element to its repertoire of coastal walks with a ‘Twilight 20km’ distance, exploring Australia’s spectacular coastline in a whole new light.

Forget the Friday night after work drinks and make the most of the late afternoon sun with the Twilight 20km starting mid afternoon* and trekking along stunning beach and bush trails on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the Mornington Peninsula, the Sunshine Coast, the Fleurieu Peninsula and Margaret River with your team of besties or workmates. But it’s not all about the huffing and puffing.  Bright tutus, glo sticks, glitter and neon tights plus disco-worthy music to get you dancing in the moonlight are all part of Coastrek’s mission to inject a little fun into your fitness.

Coastrek will continue to offer its signature 60km, 45km, 35km and 30km distances setting off at sunrise or early morning, but Coastrek Founder & CEO, Di Westaway said the Twilight 20km will encourage even more women to experience the joys of hiking in the outdoors:

“We want as many people as possible to embrace the Coastrek experience and the 20 kilometre distance is a little less daunting whilst still remaining an adventure challenge with a twilight twist,” she said.

“Training is still essential – fully supported with a Coastrek 6-12 week training program – and all part of getting our trekkers into a healthy routine of fitness that they will benefit from well beyond the finish line.”

Coastrek will be hiking for healthy hearts in 2023 in support of the Heart Foundation, raising funds for valuable life saving research and programs in the fight against heart disease.

Choose from five picturesque locations to take on the Coastrek challenge – visit www.coastrek.com.au to register your team of four:

Coastrek Sydney – Northern Beaches
Trekking Sydney’s iconic coastline with Sydney harbour lights guiding the way along world class beaches and challenging bush trails.
When:             Friday, 24 March 2023
Time:               From 5pm start
Where:            Long Reef SLSC (start line)
Finish:             Balgowlah Heights

Registrations close Sunday, 12 February 2023.

Coastrek Mornington Peninsula
The natural beauty of Sorrento Beach, panoramic views from Fort Nepean, and coastal bush trails including Farnsworth track to London Bridge are just some of the highlights of this spectacular trail.
When:             Friday, 26 March 2023
Time:               From 3pm start
Where:            Sorrento Beach (start line)
Finish:             Point Nepean

Registrations close Sunday, 16 April 2023.

Coastrek Sunshine Coast
Sand glorious sand!  Taking full advantage of the Sunshine Coast’s glorious beaches, trekkers will follow the sandy coastline finishing in the magical enclave of Noosa Woods.
When:             Friday, 21 July 2023
Time:               From 3pm start
Where:            Coolum Beach
Finish:             Noosa Woods

Registrations close Sunday, 11 June 2023.

Coastrek Fleurieu Peninsula
Hiking the iconic Heysen Trail along the spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula, just an hour south of Adelaide, this route combines rugged coastline, quaint historical villages and challenging terrain – McLaren Vale wine region is nearby for well earned post event celebrations.
When:             Friday, 1 September 2023
Time:               From 2.30pm start
Where:            Kings Beach
Finish:             Port Elliot

Registrations close Sunday, 23 July 2023.

Coastrek Margaret River
A spectacular section of the Cape to Cape track – this is your chance to hike a world-class trail, exploring unique nature trails and breath taking coastal vistas.  The Margaret River wine region beckons for post event relaxation and long lunches!
When:             Friday, 21 July 2023
Time:               From 2.30pm start
Where:            Kings Beach
Finish:             Port Elliot

Registrations close Sunday, 17 September 2023.


About Wild Women on Top and Coastrek

Established in 2004, Wild Women on Top is one of Australia’s largest and longest running women’s health movements. Their mission is to connect, coach and champion women in the in the outdoors through community hiking adventures and their flagship Coastrek program of events around Australia. 

Since the first event in 2009, Coastrek has transformed millions of lives globally with over 64,000 trekkers in its 14-year history raising over $45 million, firstly through a nine-year partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation, followed by a five-year partnership with with Beyond Blue.  From 2023, Coastrek will hike for healthy hearts in support of the Heart Foundation. 

In 2020, Founder & CEO Di Westaway was awarded an OAM for services to women’s health, fitness and charity services. She is an authority on lifestyle health and wellbeing and holds the world record for the highest handstand at 6,982m above sea level on Mt Ama Dablam, Nepal.

About the Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fighting the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease. For more than 60 years it has led the battle to save lives and improve the heart health of all Australians. Its sights are set on a world where people don’t suffer or die prematurely because of heart disease. Australians can discover their risk of heart attack or stroke by using the Foundation’s Heart Age Calculator. To find out about the Heart Foundation’s research program or to make a donation, visit www.heartfoundation.org.au


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