Get ready for Bridge to Brisbane
Bridge to Brisbane is our cities biggest community event, uniting friends, family and neighbours together for a cause close to them and in celebration of your great city. Brisbane City Council is proud to partner with Bridge to Brisbane and create opportunities for residents to be healthy and active.
But fun-run or not, if you’ve run Bridge to Brisbane before with no training or preparation, you’ll know that it isn’t a walk in the park! Make sure you’re prepared for the big day with these top tips.
A good warm up is essential for everyone! Start each workout session with something gentle, like jogging on the spot or a brisk walk and remember to stretch. Easing into your workout will increase blood flow to the muscles, lungs and heart, and will prevent fatigue and injury.
Every runner’s body is different, so choose your own goal and build up to it overtime, Bridge to Brisbane has both 5km and 10km races, making it easy for you to choose what’s right for your level. . Start your training sessions with obtainable mini-goals such as a 1km run or brisk walk that increases your heart rate and Build from there, increasing 1km every time you hit that target without getting tried. You’ll be amazed how quickly you can reach your goals with regular training!
Mix it up
You don’t need to just stick to running or walking with your training, mix it up with cycling, yoga or swimming. Varying your workouts will help to keep exercising fun and interesting! Brisbane City Council has over 20 pools around Brisbane and 2000 CityCycle bikes located across 150 stations to help you vary your training.
Get fit for free
Did you know Brisbane City Council offers a variety of fitness activities and exercise opportunities for free? Work on your overall fitness and make the run easier by using the outdoor gym equipment provided at more than 150 Council parks or take part in free group fitness sessions and boot camps at selected parks. Visit What’s on Brisbane to see what’s happening at your local weekend.
Don’t forget to factor in rest days to give your body time to repair and strengthen itself. It’s important to listen to your body, and don’t force exercise if you feel like you haven’t fully recovered. To ensure you recover well, stay hydrated, sleep well and stretch your body after a hard work out.
So, there you go – five top tips to help you ensure you can get the most of our your race and the funfilled community day. Bridge to Brisbane is a great way to enjoy our city’s beautiful climate, and view Brisbane from an entirely different perspective.