Help raise funds and awareness for mental health.
And WIN… BIG.

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Dear Goers,

TheGo Townsville co-founder/editor Carly here. After getting on the road bike for the first time in January I have signed-up to do the Banish the Black Dog Ride – 260km over two-days on May 23-24 (looking forward to it, but eeek!).

All funds raised go to Australian Rotary Health – the largest non-government mental health research funding organisation in Australia.

With 1 in 6 Aussies experiencing depression at some stage of their lives (ranging from minor to crippling), it’s a really important concern in our modern world. I was particularly keen to help because anxiety and depression runs in my family and has touched friends who are dear to me – I’m sure most of us know someone who’s been in a dark place at some stage.

Now you can help AND have the chance to win something amazing in the process. Just because we know you deserve it.

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The goodies!

Thanks to the generosity of the following local businesses, we have a prize hamper worth a staggering $3000 to give away. Here’s a sneak peak of the array of awesomeness that’s inside:

Paleo Café Townsville

Paleo Café Gift Card (RRP $20)

If you haven’t popped into Paleo Café Townsville yet in CityLane, now you have the perfect excuse; or – if you have – now you can return for a delicious lunch, healthy treat or even use this voucher to put towards a Paleo cookbook. https://www.facebook.com/paleocafetsvcity/timeline


Hot Rock Adventure Centre

Nalgene 1L water bottle and Metolius carabiner (RRP $30.95)

For those wanting to try rock climbing, bouldering or slack-lining, or looking to advance their skills, Hot Rock Adventure Centre is the place to go. Based in Aitkenvale, the facility also has a dedicated shop where you can source some key climbing supplies. http://hotrockadventure.com.au/


Alpha Omega Health

10-class pass to general gym or group fitness (RRP $150)

With state-of-the-art equipment and evidence-based fitness classes including Tabata and HIIT to Met RX, Strength Rx and stretching; Alpha Omega Health’s qualified exercise physiologists will put you through your paces to achieve awesome physical gains. To find out more about what’s on offer at this North Ward facility see here: http://www.alphaomegahealth.com.au/


CrossFit North Queensland

CrossFit NQ bag, Aqua @ Riverway visor and a $260 CrossFit OR Aqua Aerobics training voucher (RRP $282)

With the new Box at Unit 7/197 Ingham Road, West End, you can use this generous voucher from CrossFit NQ to try this challenging and rewarding activity or further your skills; or you can instead immerse yourself in aqua aerobics sessions at Riverway. You’ll also receive a handy bag and visor to use in your next active adventure. http://crossfitnq.com.au/


Outer Limits Adventure Fitness

$100 equipment hire voucher

So you want to go kayaking, SUP-ing or mountain biking but don’t have the gear – or the friend you want to introduce to these awesome activities doesn’t have the equipment? Problem solved: Outer Limits has a whole range of adventure gear that can be hired for play or competitive events. Find out more here: http://www.outerlimitsadventure.com.au/


Lighten Up NQ

10x yoga class passes and 2x 60-minute craniosacral therapy sessions (RRP $300)

Attend 10 sessions at Lighten Up NQ’s Stanley Street studio – everything from hot yoga to unheated yoga and Pilates. Also, Lighten Up is giving away two craniosacral therapy sessions. Never heard of it? Using light touch, normalising the environment around the brain and spinal cord and enhancing the body’s ability to self-correct, craniosacral therapy can effectively assist clients with a wide range of symptoms related to emotional trauma, stress, migraines, chronic pain and sports-related concussions.. More info here: http://www.lightenupnq.com.au/wellness/


Gold’s Gym Townsville

6-month membership (RRP $400)

Set to open June 8, 2015; this new Garbutt-based facility features state-of-the-art equipment, a low impact weights zone; a Gold’sFit functional training zone and a massive group exercise room; on-site physios, nutritionists and massage therapists; a crèche and an outdoor training area. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/goldstownsville


GNC

Passion Projects Complex Green Superfood Powder (RRP $115.95)

Available at GNC at Willows Shopping Centre – a store that stocks vitamins, herbs, sports supplements, weight management and complimentary medicines and is supported by the knowledge of pharmacist James Jensen – this Green Superfood Powder is for boosting energy and endurance; filling nutritional gaps, and also detoxing and cleansing to improve recovery and overall health. Added to water, juice, milk, yoghurt or muesli, it is free of harmful additives and is designed to kick-start your morning or act as post workout fuel. Find out more here: http://www.passionprojects.com.au/superfood


Cassowary Coast Multisport Club

3x free passes to major adventure events: Mission Beach Resort [email protected], On A Mission, and Cardwell Forest MTB Marathon (RRP up to $175)

Whether it’s running or walking along the glorious beach at Mission (21km, 10km and 4km), riding up to 63km off-road in the Cardwell Forest MTB marathon, or participating in the excitement of the OnaMission Multisport race (paddle, mountain bike, trail run); you’ll be able to do it all with these free passes. Click on the respective events to find out more.

https://thegotownsville.com.au/event/mission-beach-resort-beachrunsmission/
https://thegotownsville.com.au/event/cardwell-forest-mtb-marathon/
https://thegotownsville.com.au/event/onamission-2015/


Adventurethon

An individual entry for you and a friend to the Adventurethon National Challenge (RRP up to $238)

With this iconic multisport race based at Pallarenda on July 4-5, you and a friend will be able to participate in some ocean paddling, top-notch mountain bike single-track (Under the Radar and now, for the Ultra course, Smedley’s Hill) and some spectacular trail running. Either opt to do the Dirty Duathlon, or race in the Taste of Adventurethon, Enduro or Ultra. There are plenty of prizes and incentives for getting involved. Find out more here: https://adventurethon.com.au/events/townsville/


Tennis Townsville

Pro Kennex Power Blade adult tennis racquet (RRP $80)

This racquet has an over-sized head, alloy frame, durable construction, and a vibration dampener built into frame – it’s well-balanced for power and control and perfect for beginners or for improving players. Tennis Townsville has lots of ways you can get involved with your new racquet – Cardio Tennis, group adult coaching and one-on-one lessons. http://www.tennistownsville.org/joomla/index.php


Back2Health360

6-class yoga pass and Exercise Physiology Consultation (RRP $175)

Yoga at Back2Health360 is suitable for all fitness levels, including those recovering from injury. Modified poses and props can assist if you’re on the road to recovery, while movements can also be intensified to suit those with more experience. The Exercise Physiology Consultation is with Rowan Dicks in Back2Health360’s brand new functional rehabilitation studio and can be tailored to address any fitness goals. Rowan will give you some specific tips and exercises that you can incorporate into your training. http://back2health.com.au/


Spark Movement Studio

A place on the 4-Week Movement Basics course, plus a free consultation and assessment (RRP $637)

You’ll learn how to move well so you can feel better in your own body, perform better in your chosen sport, and reduce the risk of injury over four weeks. This is also a fantastic course for those who experience lingering or recurrent pain and – as well as the practical info – you receive three coached sessions a week so that you can practise your new skills and witness change. Plus you will be assessed at the start to ensure you get the most out of the program. http://www.sparkmovementstudio.com.au/introcourse/


Flow Yoga

$50 gift voucher

Join Kim at Bushland Beach for her Sunday Beach Yoga sessions. This voucher will allow you do to five sessions. Meet Sunday at 8am at the Bushland Beach Park. Practicing yoga regularly has helped Kim to overcome her own injuries and take her health and fitness to a new level, and so she is passionate to help others feel the same. http://www.flowyogahealth.com/


Hardcore Brands

$100 Voucher for purchase of any Poli Apparel

Known for its exceptional quality, the French-made catalogue and custom-made sports apparel brand Poli includes everything from triathlon suits to cycling kits. With the local Australian and New Zealand distributors based locally right here in Townsville, Hardcore Brands is offering $100 off for any purchase made online. View the range here: http://www.hardcorebrands.com.au/collections/poli-boutique


Totally Tropical Orienteering Club

Urban Adventure Series four-round team pass (RRP $80)

Gaining a huge following amongst everyone from pram-pushers to athletes, the fun-filled Urban Adventure Series is coming back in August and this team pass will allow you to do all four rounds for free. With clues and challenges hidden all over, these awesome events are all about combining brains and fitness to collect the most points. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Totally-Tropical-Orienteering-Club/232959933407677


How you can donate and win

  1. Go here: https://banishtheblackdogbikeride2015.everydayhero.com/au/carly-lubicz-thego-townsville and click on the green ‘Give Now’ button.
  2. Make a charity donation – anything at all you can give is very much appreciated.
  3. Every $5 you donate gives you a ‘ticket’ into the draw to win the hamper (e.g. donate $5 and get a ticket, donate $50 and get ten tickets).
  4. If you don’t want your donation to be public that’s cool, just email [email protected] with the amount so we can enter you into the draw.

Thanks Goers and we’ll be sure to report back from the ride!

Carly Lubicz

P.S. Please share this page with friends and family who you think will be keen to offer their support.