Author: Taylah Danaë Baggs
Every year, Wildfire Sports & Trek sponsors various races, events, charities and, in exceptional circumstances, athletes.
We firmly believe in supporting Australians who share our values of spirit, adventure, dedication and good sportsmanship.
Here are some of our latest sponsorships and exciting events:
Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run
This scenic all-terrain race takes place in Toohey Forest, next door to Griffith Uni's Nathan Campus. Participants from all over SE QLD choose distances from 5km to half marathon
Wildfire is a proud sponsor of this event, and provided over 800 small prizes for participants, as well as discounted entries for our social media followers.
Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
The FNPW is an Australian charity, focused on raising and allocating funds to a wide variety of causes, including revegetation and wildlife rehab after bushfires, and protecting and expanding our National Parks.
As part of our 10th birthday celebrations in April and May 2021, Wildfire raised $4,180 for FNPW, enough to plant over 400 new trees, or sponsor several rehabilitation projects.
2021 Nominee for Best Small/Medium Retailer
In 2021, Wildfire Sports & Trek was honoured to be nominated for the award for Best Small/Medium Retailer at the Power Retail All Star Bash.
The All Star Bash was attended by a large range of inspirational representatives, and although we didn't win our category, we're thrilled to have been a part. We're angling to win that coveted 'Best Sports & Outdoors Retailer' trophy one day!
QLD Open/Masters Boulder Titles
(Sport Climbing Australia)
The QLD Open Boulder Titles are held to determine the QLD Open and Masters bouldering champions, and is the qualifying event for the Open National Championships.
Wildfire is a sponsor of the event for 2021 and offered 1 major prize plus a pile of lucky door prizes on the day.
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland - Sporting Heroes of the Month
CF Queensland is a local charity which runs a number of programs aimed at improving the lives of Queenslanders with cystic fibrosis, a condition which impacts lung function - making staying active that much harder!
Wildfire is a sponsor of CF Queensland's Sporting Hero of the Month program, which celebrates children with CF who use sports as a regular physical activity.
Running Heroes is an app and large community of runners, offering amazing prizes and rewards for pushing yourself and running just that little bit further. Join their community and earn rewards for running today! Wildfire runs challenges on Running Heroes, as well as offering select discounts to unlock with your reward points.
In 2020, we challenged the Heroes to run 30km total on trails in 3 weeks. Almost 1,500 runners completed the challenge, and we gave away over $1,000 in prizes to four lucky winners.
In 2021, we set the challenge to run 4x 8km in 2 weeks. The Heroes rose to the challenge, with over 1,200 finishers. Eleven winners received vouchers and gift packs worth over $100 each. Keep an eye out for future challenges and opportunities to win!
An annual all-inclusive run that supports the QUT Learning Potential Fund, which helps to provide scholarships and opportunities for low-income students to attend university. Wildfire sponsored the QUT Classic Wildfire 1km Run that was tailored for kids and families.
We provided a free gift for all participants in the 1km event, and gave free ASICS and Saucony kids' shoes away to the race winners.
Queensland's premier 'sprint-length' adventure race, with 3 or 6 hour course options. Teams must navigate the course using a map and compass on a route of their own choice, attempting to collect as many or as few checkpoints as they wish, while trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and even completing a few mystery disciplines.
We sponsor the Wildfire Raid - hence the name!
Brisbane Ultra Trail Festival
2019 marked the inaugural Brisbane Trail Ultra and Festival, with 30km 60km, 110km and 100 mile races. This course is amongst the most picturesque and challenging trail ultra marathons in Australia, with generous sections of vertical gains and losses.
We were the local trail running retail partner for the BTU - if you attended, you would have worn our name on your race singlet. We were also BTU's local gear check partner: we checked over mandatory gear, provided advice on correct gear for your event, and offered competitive prices on top-quality trail running gear.
Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships
The Australian MTBO Championships have 4 main events: Mass Start, Sprint, Middle and Long Distance.
Wildfire is a proud sponsor of the Australian MTBO Championships. We also contribute prizes to the winners.
Variety Bash Queensland
The iconic Variety Bash is a charity motoring adventure, with mates (Bashers) driving 30+ year old cars through regional Australia in support of Variety, the Children's Charity that empowers sick, disadvantaged or special needs children to live, laugh and learn.
Wildfire is a proud sponsor of the Variety Bash.
Smiddy Fun Run
This annual fun run helps to fund lifesaving cancer research at the PA Hospital Campus. It s held in memory of former PA Hospital physiotherapist, triathlete and runner Adam Smiddy, whose life was cut short at 26 years old by an aggressive melanoma in 2006. All fitness levels and all ages can take part in this fun run over a 5km or 2.5km distance.
Wildfire is a Gifts in Kind sponsor, giving away top-quality hydration vests and race hats as prizes.
Duval Dam Buster
This trail run in the heart of the New England High Country explores the beautiful Dumaresq Dam and Mt Duval areas near Amidale, NSW. Armidale is the highest city in Australia, and the race starts at 1000m above sea level. 3km, 8km, 15km and 30km distances are available.
Wildfire is contributing hydration belts as prizes for the winner in each race category.
We are very selective in who we sponsor, but feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a sponsorship proposal if you think you have that adventurous flair to catch our eye!