Q1 climb for charity

WE are being urged to start training now ahead of an attempt to climb the Q1 building from ground level to raise funds for a Gold Coast charity.

On Sunday 22nd February 2015, SkyPoint Observation Deck in association with Active8 Change and Q1 will host the most ambitious fundraising initiative in the country.

The inaugural Q1 SEA TO SKY event will challenge the nation to climb Australia’s tallest beachside residential building, 230 metres above sea level to SkyPoint Observation Deck.


The ultimate test of endurance, the Q1 SEA TO SKY will be among the tallest stair challenges in the country as participants are challenged to raise funds by climbing rom ground level to the finish line at SkyPoint.

The event was inspired by SkyPoint’s community partnership with Rosie’s – Friends on the Street, a not for profit organisation which provides support and material aid in times of crisis to people who are marginalised within the community, especially people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

The launch of this event is the culmination of three years of planning and was dreamt up by Ardent Leisure’s General Manager – Commercial, Paul Callander who says, “The Gold Coast is the perfect location to host what we believe will become an iconic annual national event.  We are very pleased to be partnering up with Rosie’s, who provide support to many within our own local community.  SkyPoint already hosts monthly breakfasts for Rosie’s on the first Tuesday of each month, so we are very pleased to be extending this relationship further.

“We are setting an ambitious target of recruiting 2,000 participants from all around the globe to sign up for this inaugural challenge.”

It’s hoped that the Q1 Sea to Sky challenge will become an iconic annual event on the Gold Coast in an effort to encourage community togetherness in a celebration of achievement while supporting others in need.

Registrations will open on November 1, 2014 at www.active8change.com.au.