Our 2014 and 2015 7km Challenge Events
The first event in 2014
In 2014, my son Jayden & I, created The RED Trail to raise awareness about his chronic bleeding disorder, Severe Haemophilia A with Inhibitors. That same year we initiated the very first Haemophilia Walk in NSW with a 7km Challenge raising much needed funds to help others live a fulfilling life with this incurable condition.
Jayden’s severe condition quite often left him immobilised and needing the use of a wheelchair for recovery and rehabilitation. His goal was to challenge his ability to get back on his feet stronger than ever before.
“When I was born, there was a clotting protein missing in my blood. Without this clotting protein, I can bruise & bleed easily. Most of my bleeds are internal, into joints, muscles or other parts of my body. These ‘bleeding episodes’ can happen anytime at any place, even while I am sitting down! It is important that I get treatment regularly and immediately after a bleed or injury. Without treatment, someone with Severe Haemophilia, like me, will experience life-threatening internal bleeding which means I may not even survive into adulthood. This is a life-long bleeding disorder and currently there is no cure. Therefore I need your support to help me live a normal life as possible.” – Jayden.
The second event in 2015
“Over $23,000 raised for the community!” – Lyn.The RED Trail returned in 2015 with an amazing team of ‘HEROES’ completing the 7km Challenge around the scenic Iron Cove Bay inspiring others living with a bleeding disorder to ‘never give up’ with a total of $23,000 raised.
What is the 7km Challenge?
It is an event for young & old, no matter what fitness level and something that everyone can participate in with all proceeds going to great cause. Anyone can join us to help grow awareness about various chronic disorders in the community.
We walk around The Iron Cove Bay that is located in the inner-western suburbs of Sydney with a family-friendly 7km track along called the “Bay Run” – a popular harbour-side track that encircles much of the Iron Cove Bay. The flat, well-maintained track is also bicycle, pram and dog friendly, with lanes for walkers and cyclists clearly marked where possible.
- You can walk, ride ‘n’ roll.
- We start at 10:30am.
- It takes about 2hrs to complete depending on your fitness levels.
- Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- A hat and sunscreen is advisable.
- You can bring your favourite wheels, ie a bike, roller blades, skateboard, or scooter along.
- Wear comfortable flat shoes, sports shoes are recommended for the 7km trail.
- We have event staff and checkpoint signs marked along the way.
- If you are unable to continue the full distance, you can head back to event stall.