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The Bridge Marathon – Event Information
Saturday 1 August 2015
Mitchelton to Woody Point
Starting TimeFootball Club 7:00am
  • Full Marathon42 kms>
Don't want to do the full distance? How about one of the following options?
  • Select one leg and do that 13 kms   Or    Try two legs 27kms
  • Form a team and organize a relay and cover the full distance between you

start
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pitstop1
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pitstop2
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finish
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The course in brief

You will start at Teralba Park, Mitchelton and follow the walking path heading east through the Boondall Wetlands, and then north over the Hornibrook Bridge up and into Clontarf. Your walk will take you through a network of beautiful parks, bushland hidden among shady Eucalypts, wetlands teeming with birdlife and follow along cool, peaceful coastal paths. After you've completed your 42k marathon you will finish at Crockett Park, Woody Point.

Registrations on the day open at 6:00 AM.

The Marathon Starts at 7:00 AM - Participants must arrive well before the start of the event.
Pitstop1 Opens at 7:30 AM
Pitstop2 Opens at 8:30 AM

1st leg: Start to Pitstop1 13.5 km view Start
2nd leg: Pitstop1 to Pitstop2 13.5 km view Pitstop1
3rd leg: Pitstop2 to Finish 15.0 km

At a normal walking pace it takes about 3:00 hours to cover 13.5 km (leg1 and 2) and 4:00 hours to cover leg 3. These are maximum times you should allow yourself to cover each leg.

Pitstop 1 Closes at 10:30am - That is 3:30 hours from start time.
Pitstop 2 Closes at 2:30pm - That is 7:30 hours from start time.
Finish Closes at 6:00pm - That is 11:00 hours from start time.

Need some training tips for the big day? Click Here!

When can I register?

Registrations open on May 1, 2015.

When does registration close?

Registrations will close on Thursday 30th July 2015.

What is the cost?

Family (2 Adults and children 17 years and under) - $80 - Early Bird to 31st May $70
Adult (18 and above) - $40 - Early Bird to 31st May $30
Tween/Teen (10 to 17 years) - $10 - Early Bird to 31st May $8
All children 9 years and under not registering as part of a Family Registration - FREE

This will fund the operation of the event and pay for things like venues, permits, insurances, medical staff, food, drink and a FREE BBQ at the finish for all walkers, runners and riders.

Registration Fees

Can be paid at the time of registration by using our online secure payments form - alternatively, you can pay by EFT, cheque or postal money order. Just follow the steps as you register.

For payment details Click Here


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Payment Options:
EFT
Deposit to:
BSB : 064-433
Account : 1088-3729
Account Name : Gospel for Asia Australia Inc Walk 4 Charity

Please provide a reference for the donation as follows:
Event participants name

In order to provide you with a receipt please email us at: walk@thebridge.net.au and let us know that you have made a donation - and dont forget to include your address.
Cheque / Money Order
Make cheque payable to:
Gospel for Asia Australia Inc

Send to:
PO Box 3587 Village Fair
Toowoomba QLD 4350
Australia

Supply the following details:
Your name & return address (for receipt)
The name of the participant that you are supporting.

Relay Walk & Team Walk Option

Entering the event as a relay team allows the 42km course to be broken down into smaller distances (3 legs) to be shared out amongst the relay team members. Combined together, the relay team will cover the full 42km course, but individual team members will only travel on their selected segment or segments, and then hand off to their next relay team member.

A walker can walk any or only one of the course segments.  Simply select your starting point at the time of registration and your walk Bib will be available at the nominated pit stop for you on the day. Then on the day of the walk (when you have completed your walk) let the Marathon Event Team members know that you are completing your walk at the Pit Stop where you chose to end.

Entering the event as a relay team allows the 42km course to be broken down into smaller distances (3 legs) to be shared out amongst the relay team members. Combined together, the relay team will cover the full 42km course, but individual team members will only travel on their selected segment or segments, and then hand off to their next relay team member. Relay team members can walk any of the course segments and relay teams can have any number of team members.

You can select where you start your walk (as part of the team) at the time of registration and your walk Bib will be available at the nominated pit stop for you on the day. Each member of the team is required to pay the full registration cost and each member pledges to raise the full funds.

Fundraising target

Family (2 Adults plus children) $450
Adult (18 years and over) $200
Tween/Teen (10-17 years) $50
Children (9 and under) FREE All funds raised will go toward the Dalit children of India. GFA Australia sends 100% of the funds you raise directly to India where it is used to fund the Bridge of Hope programs. None of the funds you raise are used to pay administration, salaries or rent for buildings.

By the way - you can raise as much money as you like! You have until September 30, 2015 to deposit these funds.

Fundraising Pledge Payments (You have until September 30, 2015 to deposit these funds).

Typically, family, friends and work colleagues will support your efforts by wanting to donate. There are a few ways to handle their donations:

  1. The easiest is to direct them to the secure online donation page where they can donate using their credit card - they simply allocate the donation to you as the walker and it builds on your fundraising tally - the donor will receive receipt in the mail;
  2. If the donor prefers to use EFT, cheque or Postal Order then they simply need to let us know the details of their donation by email or mail (e.g. the name of the walker they are sponsoring, and their personal details if they require a receipt). See payment details above;
  3. If you are collecting money from your donors, you should keep a record of their donations by filling out the official receipt book, which you can order from by contacting our office- when you eventually deposit all collected monies with us (by credit card, EFT, cheque or Postal Order) simply send the receipt books back to our office as well.
  4. Your donors (or you) can also pay directly into the GFA bank account at any Commonwealth Bank branch office making sure they make reference to who the money is to go too. See payment details above

Fundraising Prizes
The Bridge Marathon Team wish to thank and inspire all the participants in the 2015 event for their fantastic efforts to raise funds for Bridge of Hope children. There are prizes for the highest individual fund raisers. Click Here to learn more

Need some ideas for fundraising?
We would love to help you achieve your target amounts so call on us for assistance. We have resources like DVDs, brochures, powerpoint shows. We can also come to your school, group, church or workplace and speak about the walk and GFA Australia's work amongst the Dalits.

For more fundraising ideas visit our Fundraising Tip page.

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Gospel for Asia Australia
PO Box 3587 Toowoomba QLD 4350 — 1300 889 339

Registered in Australia - ABN Number: 77 238 537 422 Charity Number: CH1471