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STOP EVERYTHING! It seems like only yesterday we were dusting off our running shoes to start training for Bridge to Brisbane Day, but Sunday is now a mere two sleeps away and the countdown is on to the start line!

Amongst all of the excitement that comes with race day, it’s easy to forget the small things that might have an impact on your day so, to ensure that you get the most out of race day, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to Bridge to Brisbane Day 2016.

Pre-race

Race Office

The Race Office will be open in The Courier-Mail Piazza, South Bank, during the following times:

Date Time
Friday 26th August, 2016 8:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday 27 August, 2016 8:00am – 2:00pm

 

If you still need to pick up your race pack before Race Day, you can collect it from here during these times. Don’t forget to bring your Entry Certificate!

While you’re at the race office, stop by our friends at The Athlete’s Foot and Brooks Running  to take advantage of some fantastic deals on offer that celebrate race day! The Athlete’s Foot’s FITZI technology will be up and running to help you find your perfect fit.

You’ll also be given free Brooks branded exclusive wristbands to wear on race day.

Race pack

Your race pack contains your official race number and event t-shirt! Your race number is your official ticket to free public transport on the morning, race entry access and access to our exclusive Bib-ileges in the Finish Village.

If you can’t collect your race pack yourself, friends and family are able to collect it on your behalf – however, they must have a copy of your Entry Certificate to do so.

Road closures

There will be a number of road closures and changed traffic conditions in the inner Brisbane area from the early hours of Sunday morning.

Please plan your journey to the start line ahead of Bridge to Brisbane Day! View the list of road closures here.

HOT TIP: All Bridge to Brisbane Day participants travel for free on buses and trains until 3pm on race day! TO secure this free service, simply show your race bib as you step on. Check out bus and train times here.

Why not take the tolls? Between 2am and 1pm on Sunday, the go via network will waive tolls on the Clem 7 Tunnel and on the Go Between Bridge (northbound ONLY).

The race

Start times

10km event: starting at the top of Roma Street Parklands, College Road, Spring Hill
6:10am – Elite Sporting Wheelies
6:30am – Elite Blue/Red Runners
6:40am – Green Runners
6:55am – Yellow Joggers
7:10am – Grey Walkers

5km event: starting at Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point
9:15am – 5km Event Start – Elite Purple to start first

Course details

The 10km course starts at the top of the Roma Street Parklands, on College Road, Spring Hill.

  • Bridges crossed: Go Between Bridge, Victoria Bridge AND Story Bridge
  • Water stations: 10km start line, Montague Road, Mariott Hotel, Kangaroo Point, Vulture Street & Finish Line
  • Toilets: Start line, Kurilpa Park, Ivory Street, Martin Street, Finish Village.

The 5km course starts at Captain Burke Park, at the end of Main Street, Kangaroo Point.

  • Bridges crossed: Story Bridge (twice)
  • Water stations: Start line, Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point and Finish Line.
  • Toilets: Start line, Martin Street and the Finish Village.

We know early winter mornings can be a little chilly, so we encourage you to wear a jumper to the start line that you are willing to let go of before your race takes off and our charity partners will collect these for donation to those who need it most.

Keep your eyes peeled for our Pace Setters as you go! They’ll be running with a coloured balloon related to their running time. If you keep up with your Pace Setter, you’ll be sure to run your #BestTimeBNE!

Brisbane’s best up-and-coming DJS from CODEZ Australia will be stationed at various points along the courses to further motivate you, so be sure to give them a wave as you run past!

Post-race:

Race times will be made available online as soon as possible via The Courier-Mail website, so keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page to view the link to this functionality after you race.

There are a number of prizes awarded after the race, and not just for those who cross the finish line first! There are also prizes for the highest fundraisers, best dressed and more! Be sure to attend the presentations in the Finish Village – the 10km presentations will commence at 9:00am, and presentations for the 5km will take place at 11:00am.

 

If you’re craving a sweet treat after your race, Bridge to Brisbane Day participants will have an exclusive first taste of Doughnut Time‘s ‘All About The Gains’ doughnut on race day! This gym junkie’s dream will be available at the South Bank store on Sunday for anyone looking to treat themselves after they race! Make sure to visit the store on Grey Street after you cross the finish line! Here’s a sneak peek of the deliciousness:

doughnut

 

South Bank Bib-ileges

After you cross the finish line, Bridge to Brisbane Day will continue well into South Bank, transforming the Parklands into our brand-new Finish Village!

Don’t forget – your race bib unlocks exclusive deals from your favourite South Bank retailers – see the full list of ‘Bib-ileges’ here. The Finish Village is a great place for your family and friends to meet you after the race and celebrate the day that was.

If there’s anything we’ve missed, shout out in the comments below, or send us a message on Facebook! Otherwise, we’ll see you at the start line!

Share all of your race day fun with us by using the hashtags #Bridge2Brisbane and #BestTimeBNE!