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 hiking challenge for women – has added a fun new challenge to its repertoire of coastal walks with a ‘Twilight 20km’ set to launch in Sydney next March.

Forget the Friday night after work drinks and make the most of the late afternoon sun with the Twilight 20km starting from 5pm on the golden sands of Long Reef Beach.  You’ll enjoy a twilight trek (courtesy of daylight savings) with your team of besties or workmates along the picturesque stretch of the Northern Beaches coastline, guided by early evening harbour lights (with a little help from an on-trend head torch for the back of the pack) into the finish line at Balgowlah Heights.

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 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 Sydney Twilight 20km details:

When:             Friday, 24 March 2023

Time:               From 5pm start

Where:            Long Reef SLSC (start line)

Finish:             Balgowlah Heights

Registrations close Sunday, 12 February 2023 – visit www.coastrek.com.au to register your team of four.

Can’t get to Sydney? Coastrek will be offering the Twilight 20km across its national program of events in 2023 in stunning coastal locations on the Mornington Peninsula, Sunshine Coast, Fleurieu Peninsula and Margaret River.

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.


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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