Over the years,
Crescents of Brisbane has initiated a number of successful events and
engaged in a number of activities.
The Crescents of Brisbane flagship is its annual fun-walk-and-run badged as CresWalk.
CresWalk2004 drew over
500 hundred toddlers, young boys and girls, men, women and seniors. 600 registrations were received for
CresWalk2005 and over 650 for
CresWalk2006 and CresWalk2007.
CresWalk2008 had over 700 registered entrants.
in its 9th year.
The event is held every year at Orleigh Park, West End, Brisbane and takes in the route along the Brisbane River.
There are different categories including
a Mini-Run for the 3-6 year-olds, a pram and wheelchair category, a 60s plus
and distances of 2.5km and 5km.
Finishers are awarded medals, and trophies are presented to the winners in each category. There are random draw prizes on the day and entrants are treated to a breakfast at the end of the walk giving them an opportunity to interact and mingle with fellow Muslims
and members of the wider community. The event receives widespread support from the local community and
Queensland owned and connected Muslim businesses who contribute
substantially to the staging of the event. This allows the organizers to bring the entry fee down to an affordable
level for which each participant receives a
finisher’s medal, and a breakfast. At each event the Crescents of
Brisbane Team awards The Crescents of Brisbane Special Achievement Award
to one of the unsung heroes within the community.
A barcode scanning system developed especially for the event by the Crescents of Brisbane team to record the times and positions of the entrants
has been used successfully in the last two events. Many of the smaller fun runs, which cannot afford the costs of the more sophisticated chip technology, make use of manual or mechanical means of recording times. The team designed and built a very cost-effective software system that helped identify the winners in the different categories accurately and speedily and with minimal human intervention.
The organisation of the event itself takes several months of planning and preparation, through several sub-committees (Sponsorship; Marketing & Advertising; Food; Marshalling; IT Support; Registration; Photography; Website; Treasurer; Medals/Trophies; T-Shirts; Tear Down; First Aid)
CresWalk has become a permanent feature on annual activities calendar
of the community and provides a forum for peoples of all shades to meet together for a common purpose and one that serves to implant the message to the members of
the community on the benefits of leading a healthier, more active lifestyle. This achievement
is steered by a team of volunteers made up of young and older members working
voluntarily in their spare time on a break-even budget with funds derived solely through business advertisements and sponsorships
and entry fees.
selection of Crescents
of Brisbane's initiatives and activities (see our website for ALL the details)
Crescents' Coffee 'n Cup Cakes stalls at fund
raisers for schools
Muslim Services Expo & Forum
Democracy Workshops (The
AMARAH & ICQ
World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation: 2008
Friendship Meeting (Taiwanese
Special School Second Fund Raiser: Raised
$21 000 with the Kuraby and Chinese Lions for the completion of the Bike Track
Workshop (Federal Elections)
Health Workshop (Breast Cancer
& Red Cross Annual Blood Drive (CBD’07)
Crescents Aussie Rules Family Workshop:
Crescents of Brisbane Initiative with
Brisbane Lions and Multicultural Affairs Queensland
Special School Fund Raiser: Raised
$10 000 with the Kuraby Lions for the construction of a Bike Track
World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation: Raised almost
$50 000 – making Crescents of Brisbane amongst top 30 donors in Queensland
and top 30 nationally
Me Funny Comedy Show: Promoted and
managed the Brisbane leg of this International show and made a special
effort to invite members of the wider community to attend
Emergency Relief Fund (CERF):
Crescents of Brisbane initiative supported by funds raised through its
Eidfest2005 and 2006:
Profits raised went to South-East Asia
& Red Cross Annual Blood Drive (CBD’06)
CresWalk2004 Community Fun Run
CresWalk2005 Community Fun Run
CresWalk2006 Community Fun Run
CresWalk2007 Community Fun Run
CresWalk2008 Community Fun Run
CresWalk2009 Community Fun Run
CresWalk2010 Community Fun Run
CresWalk2011 Community Fun Run
Kids4Kids Circuit-thon: Tsunami Appeal
Asia Earthquake Appeal
Crescents of Brisbane
has the full support of the community reflected in the many sponsors and
well-wishers who support its many activities and has received acknowledgment
for its efforts over the years from a number of sources, including
individuals, Ministers, and government and other organizations
Through its various
initiatives, Crescents of Brisbane has helped bridge the gap between the
local Muslim community and the wider Queensland public and succeeded on many
an occasion to demonstrate and accentuate the positive aspects of the
Crescents of Brisbane undertakes its projects
with the professionalism, flair and skill that belies the fact that its
team comprises volunteers who give off their time and talents in between
their other full-time obligations.
The details of the activities of Crescents of Brisbane are fully documented
on this website.