Brisbane Youth Service








Burpees for BYS to break a Guinness World Record

It’s official! On 6 April 2019, Brisbane Youth Service will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing burpees at one time to raise awareness of youth homelessness in our community. Approved – Guinness World Records.

We need 1,500 people to show their support for ending youth homelessness by doing burpees together and the record will be ours!

Can we count on you?

  • When? Saturday 6th April 2019, during Queensland Youth Week (3rd – 14th April 2019)

  • Where? Southern Districts Basketball Centre 56 Zahel St, Carina

  • Hosted by the Brisbane Bullets and Southern Districts Basketball Association

What is Burpees for BYS?

Burpees for BYS is an annual BYS fundraising campaign, initiated by Dave the Trainer in 2017.

In 2017, Dave Kramer (Dave the Trainer) completed 3000 burpees in 8.5 hours to raise awareness of youth homelessness in Brisbane. Dave raised over $6000 for BYS in 2017 and again in 2018, through donations from individuals and organisations.

In 2019, we are aiming to broaden participation in Burpees for BYS and attempt a world record to increase awareness of youth homelessness in our community and raise funds to build new futures for young people facing homelessness.

The 2019 Burpees for BYS Challenge will coincide with Queensland Youth Week – 3rd – 14th April 2019.

How do I get involved?

We are looking for individuals and groups who we can count on (and literally count in) our Guinness World Record attempt.

  • Register to participate.
  • Get a group together.
  • Spread the word – like, share, follow.
  • #burpeesforbys #endyouthhomelessness #worldrecordattempt
  • Burpees not your thing? Donate to support the Burpees for BYS challenge.
  • Registration fee $10 per person or $50 for a team of 10.  Special rate available for schools and community groups.
  • All proceeds will go to Brisbane Youth Service to support young people who are vulnerable and homeless.

Will you take a stand to #endyouthhomelessness?


Please contact us at if you would like more information or have any questions at all. We’d love to hear from you!

For the Fitness Community

Our fitness community, empowers our youth!

We encourage all fitness organisations (gyms, crossfit boxes, bootcamps, fitness centres, personal trainers, studios etc) to show your support for ending youth homelessness through this world record attempt. Get a group together and join us!

How will I make a difference?

BYS supports vulnerable young people (aged 12-25 years) and their children to navigate life challenges and thrive in the community. BYS has been helping youth in Brisbane and surrounding areas since 1977.

Every dollar makes a real difference to young people right here in Brisbane:

  • $2000 – provide the basics for creating a home
  • $1000 – provide basic educational resources including computer equipment and uniforms
  • $500 – provide clothes, professional development or resume support to gain employment
  • $100 – provide targeted social activities like cooking and art classes

We need just 1500 people for the world record to be ours!

Brisbane Youth Service

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