WHY COASTREK IS A FITNESS & FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE
Fitness AND fundraising, that's what Coastrek is all about!
Coastrek is one of the most successful charity fundraising events in Australia. Together with its 70,000-plus trekkers, Coastrek has raised an astounding $48 million for charity and transformed millions of lives across country and around the world. How? By providing all the support you need to make fitness and fundraising easy.
Did you know fundraising benefits both the recipient and the giver? It's called helper’s high - that swooping, joyful feeling of wellbeing you get when you do something nice for someone else, and yep, fundraising, volunteering and donating all help you get it.
But don't just take our word for it... helping others has been scientifically proven to improve physical and mental health. Through a Coastrek event, our trekkers, donors, volunteers, staff members, support crews and supporters all get to experience this mental health boost.
Boost your wellbeing
Fundraise with your community
Improve your mental health
Help the hearts you love
FUNDRAISING FOR THE HEART FOUNDATION
In 2024, Coastrek is hiking for healthy hearts - your heart, the hearts you love, and the hearts of all Australians. When you join Coastrek, you’ll be giving your heart the luv it deserves and funding life-saving research and programs supported by the Heart Foundation.
Are you ready to put your heart into it?
THINK FUNDRAISING SOUNDS HARD?
WE PROMISE IT'S EASIER THAN YOU THINK!
Healthy hearts. That's what it's all about - your heart, the hearts you love, and the hearts of all Australians.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, and we want to change that. The Heart Foundation relies on donations from a range of fundraising activities (including Coastrek!) to deliver its programs, fund life-saving research, support people living with heart disease, create and deliver resources, provide high-quality education for health professionals, and advocate for government and industry action. Every step you take makes a real impact on the hearts of all Australians.
If you need help planning your fundraising activities or events, we're here to make your task easier. Are you ready to put your heart into it?
Inspiration & Ideas
If you're stuck for ideas, we have many fundraising assets available on your dashboard. Plus, we have some inspiring stories to give you fundraising ideas that speak to your heart.
If you want to chat to someone about fundraising, get in touch with the Heart Foundation at
or you can call them at
1300 083 420. The team are there to help achieve your fundraising goal.
Fundraising makes you feel good! It helps motivate you to move more, share that baking hobby with your workmates to raise funds, or get the girls together for a movie night.
Not only will you have our support, but there's a whole community of Coastrekkers here to support you on the trail and via our Facebook Groups. You won't be alone, we're all with you every step of the way!
REWARDS & PRIZES
We want to thank you for supporting the Heart Foundation to deliver its programs and fund life-saving research, to improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians. Aim high and raise more than $4000 to become a Coastrek Super Fundraiser and receive an exclusive rewards pack to celebrate your achievement!
$4k - You're A Heart Hero
Wow, you totally stepped it up. Thanks for your incredible fundraising effort and being a Heart Hero. To show our appreciation we would love to send you and your team some exclusive goodies:
- Heart Hero hats
- $4K Coastrek Super Fundraiser badges
- Unlock your ‘Heart Hero’ social tiles
$8k - You're A Little Legend
Look at you go! Thank you for helping to save Australian hearts. In addition to the $4K rewards, we would love to send you and your team these additional goodies:
- Heart Hero socks
- 20% off Heart Foundation online shop voucher
- $8K Coastrek Super Fundraiser badges
$12k - You're Top Of The Top
OMG - you champion! By raising $12K you will help fund life-saving research and vital heart health programs. In addition to the $4K & $8K rewards, we would love to send you:
- Heart Hero Gaiters
- $12K Coastrek Super Fundraiser badges
- Event day acknowledgement
Since 2009, our legendary Coastrekkers have raised more than $48 million for charity, and they're not done yet! If you're looking for inspiration, you'll find it here (in spades). From heartfelt stories of love, loss and hope, here's how and why our most enthusiastic fundraisers have stepped up for Coastrek.
$36,000 across 4 events
$16,599 across 20 events
$44,148 across 2 events
$29,565 across 2 events
$28,622 across 4 events
Go wild and personalise your fundraising page by uploading a photo (we recommend a group shot of your team!) and share why you’re hiking for healthy hearts. Your family and friends will be inspired by your Coastrek challenge when they hear all about your personal connection to the cause.
Make a self-donation to set the standard of generosity, your family and friends will follow your lead when considering their donation amount.
Tell everyone you know about your Coastrek challenge, starting with a quick post on social media, an email or a message in your group chats. You’ll find oodles of social media tiles and more on your fundraising dashboard, ready for you to download and post (easy, right?)!
More ideas for the brave...
- Ask your family and friends directly! Let them know that even $10 makes a difference and thank them, no matter what they end up doing, for supporting you
- Send a message to your business group/mums' group/or sports team chat reminding them that all donations over $2 are tax deductible and you can send them their receipt again closer to tax time if needed!
- Share your own heart story or one of the inspiring stories from our blogs with your friends and family. You not only make them aware of the issues, but you will inspire them to do something about it (either for their own heart or to help others!)
- Ask your business about match giving. It's easy - we've drafted a ‘Matched Giving Letter’ that you can download from your Fundraising Resources dashboard
More ideas for the introverts...
- Hold a garage sale with clothes you no longer want and donate the proceeds to your page
- Hold a bake sale at work with some Wild Women Cookies and put the money towards your page
- Grab some items to sell on Facebook Marketplace (or similar) and put the money towards the page (sometimes you can find goodies in council clean ups that can be on-sold)
GET SOCIAL WITH US!
Community sits at the heart of Coastrek, because we know things are better when shared. By getting social with us, you'll have a group of like-minded women on hand to trade tips, share stories and offer advice when you need it. What are you waiting for? Join us!
Are you ready to get creative with your fundraising efforts? Fundraising for mental health is one of the most rewarding things you can do. The money you raise will go towards helping someone access mental health services, 24/7. If you need support when it comes to fundraising activities or events, we're here to make your task easier.
Mental Health Fundraising on Social Media
Although we don't expect you to make your page go viral, we do encourage you to share it with friends and followers! Social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are excellent avenues for sharing your story. By sharing your journey as you train, you can bring more attention to your fundraising page and gather more donations. Fundraising activities can be significantly elevated by the power of the digital world!
Make the most of the tools that social media gives to you. From stories to sharing progress status’, there are lots of ways to grab the attention of people who might want to donate. Many of our top fundraisers create blogs or Facebook pages to share their training and fundraising journey with their community!
Creating fundraising events
Fundraising events are excellent ways to socialise, have fun and generate donations at the same time. They don’t need to be extravagant or labour intensive either! If you usually host barbecues, why not throw one in honour of your upcoming walk and ask your guests to donate $25 to support mental health? Or, if you love parties, you can plan the event of your dreams, complete with charity auction, a raffle, and a donation box at the door! Now's the time to start generating ideas and make your dream come true.
Fundraising activities can be super fun! Whether it's a humble bake sale or a more extravagant friends and family get together, anything goes. Beyond Blue does some amazing work and we're excited about helping you help them.