Getting Ready for Bridge to Brisbane 2018

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Preparation is key to success. That’s what some of the runners of Bridge to Brisbane have in mind as they begin warming up for the fun run that will happen on Sunday, 26 August 2018. Whether you are joining a team or running solo, it is never too early to get yourself ready for the event.

This year, the Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run is celebrating its 22nd year of running this event. Following the success of the event last year, the fun run will have the same course which involves some of Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks such as the Story Bridge and the picturesque South Bank Parklands.

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Bridge to Brisbane has teamed up with Everyday Hero so you can choose to support any of the hundreds of charities that are already available on their website. You can also create your own fundraising page through Everyday Hero if you already have a charity close to heart.

Course

Runners can choose to run or walk a 5-km or 10-km distance upon completing the entry online. They can also choose to join a team or create one of their own.

The 10km race starts at 6:10 a.m. near the top of Roma Street Parklands in Spring Hill. The route will cover three iconic Brisbane bridges namely, the Go Between Bridge, Victoria Bridge, and Story Bridge then finish at South Bank.

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After the race, runners can select from any of ‘Bib-ileges’ on Little Stanley  Street. The race bib entitles the holder to special offers and discounts exclusive to Bridge to Brisbane Day racegoers. Offers can be redeemed from participating retailers.


On the other hand, the 5km race starts at  9:20 a.m. with the starting point at Captain Burke Park by the end of Main Street, Kangaroo Point. Runners will cross the iconic Story Bridge twice, looping back through Kangaroo Point, and then cross the finish line at South Bank.

Pre-run Preparation

Not everyone has the time to fit a race-day preparation routine into their busy schedule, however, there are a few things that you can do to get yourself warmed up and ready for the race.

  1. Instead of getting stuck in traffic for hours, take a scenic route and walk or jog to work in your comfortable running shoes. Brisbane has several walking paths and bike lanes which makes the city safe for running or cycling.
  2.  Take your meetings outdoors, perhaps getting some coffee to go and going for a walk. Aside from staying active, this simple exercise can help spark creativity to help you generate ideas for work.
  3. Do some simple stretches and workouts while watching your favourite show instead of just sitting down while watching tv after work.

Check out the Bridge to Brisbane 2018 page to get the latest updates on the fun run.