Bridge to Brisbane Day – Be part of the story!

In 2017, Bridge to Brisbane Day will celebrate the 21st running of this much loved Queensland event.  Embracing the success of a sell-out event in 2016, participants will again enjoy the course that takes in some of Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks including running over the Story Bridge and finishing at the beautiful South Bank Parklands.

Other than a couple of slight tweaks, both courses will remain the same as 2016.

Also, building on the successful introduction of our ‘Bib-ileges’ program (where your race bib gives you access to special privileges), we again will be working with the retailers of South Bank to bring you great race day offers and special discounts.  Keep an eye on our website over the coming weeks to find out more about this year’s Bib-ileges and where your race bib will entitle you to some great privileges on race day.

Don’t forget entry places for the 2016 event SOLD OUT, so to avoid disappointment ENTER NOW.

Getting to the Start Zone

For safety reasons the two distances are split into coloured starting zones. The zone you run in depends on how long you think you will take to complete the race. Each coloured start zone will be staggered to allow the bridge/road to clear from the previous start group.

There are three starting zones which require qualifying times from a previous race of the same distance. If you want to run in one of these zones, but you haven’t previously run in the Bridge to Brisbane, proof of your time must be provided to race office  from another official race event for consideration.

10km start zones

Category Details Qualification required
Sporting Wheelies Elite Sport wheelchair participants Qualification required for this event
Blue Elite Under 40min 2016 B2B event results or equivalent distance event <40min
Red Elite Under 50min 2016 B2B event results or equivalent distance event <50min
Green Runner Under 60min
Yellow Jogger Under 85min
Grey Walker Over 85min

Event Timetable
6.00am Elite Sporting Wheelies
6:10am 10km Blue & Red Elite Runners Start
6:20am 10km Green Runners Start
6:55am 10km Yellow Joggers Start
7:10am 10km Grey Walkers Start
11:00am Awards Presentations

Times subject to change.

Key Information
Date Sunday August 27
Entry Fee $55
Online Entries Close Friday August 25
Start Zone Wickham Tce, Spring Hill (Above Roma St Parkland)
Arrival Time *15mins before your race start time
10km First Race Begins 6:00am


Hydration & Medical


There will be first aid providers at the event, working in conjunction with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).

Medical staff will be stationed at the starting point of both the 10km and 5km races, at the finish line and roving throughout the course. First aid staff and medical personnel will also be patrolling the emergency buffer lanes on course. If you start to feel unwell or are in serious difficulty please move directly towards this lane to seek attention.

Please bring Band-Aids along in case you require them during the race.

What do I do if I feel unwell on course?

If you are unable to continue at any point along the course, you should seek the assistance of a race marshal who will get help for you as soon as possible. Do not continue if you feel unwell.

What if I come across another participant who needs medical assistance?

If you come across another participant who needs medical attention, please make note of the red course marker near your location. Markers are positioned every 200 metres.

Staying Hydrated

Dehydration is one of the factors that can contribute to heat illness. During exercise, substantial amounts of water are lost through sweating, especially when exercising vigorously in the heat. This can contribute to dehydration.

Dehydration is rarely the sole cause of sports heat illness, but maintaining an adequate water intake assists body temperature control.

To avoid dehydration, Sports Medicine Australia recommends that:

  • Participants drink approximately 500mls (2 glasses) of water in the 2 hours prior to exercise;
  • During exercise longer than 60 minutes, 2-3 cups (500-700ml) of cool water or sports drink are sufficient for most sports.
  • After exercise, replenish your fluid deficit to ensure that you are fully rehydrated, but not over-hydrated.
  • You should also avoid alcohol and caffeine in the lead up to an event as these can both contribute to dehydration.
Race Kit

There are two options to get your race kit – by mail or you can pick it up from the Race Office. If you choose to have your race kit mailed, you must pay the postage costs by MIDNIGHT FRIDAY, AUGUST 4. The race kits will be sent out closer to the event date. If you choose to pick up your kit, the Race Office will be open at a central location in Brisbane on the following days:

Thursday 24th August 8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 25th August 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 27th August 8.00am – 2.00pm

Your race kit will include the following:

  • Official 2017 Bridge to Brisbane participant t-shirt
  • Race numbers with timing device attached on the back

An official race day guide will be emailed to you the week of the event

What to bring

In preparation for the event ensure that you bring the following:

  • Race bibs
  • Safety Pins (to attach your race number)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Band-aids in case you require them during the race
  • Sunscreen

Start Line Access

Fast facts:

  • Starting Point: Top of the Roma St Parklands (Wickham Terrace into College Road)
  • Bridges crossed: Go Between Bridge, Victoria Bridge and Story Bridge
  • Water Stations: 10km start line, Cultural Centre Tunnel, Marriott Hotel, Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point & Finish Line.
  • Toilets: 10km start line, Kurilpa Park, Ivory Street, Martin Street, Finish Village.
  • Entertainment will be located at various points on course to celebrate Bridge to Brisbane Day.

Ensure you plan your journey as there will be Road Closures within the area.

Course Map