Regardless of your age or fitness level, Bridge to Brisbane is an event that you can truly set your own goals for and make your own! Here are our tips for getting the most out of the event and the day as a whole.
Tailor the run to you
With a choice of two courses – 5km and 10km – participants can test themselves on speed, endurance, and everything in between – Bridge to Brisbane is suited to people of all ages and fitness levels! Start times are organised according to fitness level, so whether you’re running, jogging or walking, you’ll be surrounded by participants of similar abilities.
Pace setters will also be easily recognisable on the day, carrying coloured balloons that correspond to your race time. If you’re looking to achieve a particular time, or maybe even a PB, match your pace with the correct pace setter to work out whether you need to speed up or slow down to achieve your goal.
Alternatively, you can forget the testing altogether and simply focus on enjoying yourself! With prizes for the best-dressed (read: best costumes) and a heap of activities in the Finish Village after you cross the finish line, the entire event day makes for a fun and memorable morning in the river city.
Bubs in prams can also participate with parents or guardians for free, so why not sign the whole family up as a team and make the event a goal you can all work towards?
Prepare for race day so you can give it your best!
To ensure you get the most you can out of the day, make sure your mind and body are ready! Training and preparation beforehand is crucial – physical AND mental. On our blog, we have some advice on training and how to get started, as well as what you should be eating while training. To summarise our tip tips, we recommend creating a consistent routine, slowly building up your strength, setting yourself realistic goals, and having a great night’s sleep on August 25, so you can do your best on race day… no matter what your goal is!
Know the course
Familiarise yourself with the course maps, and take note of where the toilets and water stations are. That way, on the day, you can focus on yourself and meeting your goals, without worrying about which way to go.
Knowing the course will help you keep track of where you are and how far you have left to go, so you can keep motivation levels high where it matters. Of course, there will be plenty of volunteers and event staff along the course to help if you have any questions but, as they say, knowledge is power – even at Bridge to Brisbane!
Not only is our event an opportunity to be healthy, active and explore our beautiful city, Bridge to Brisbane is also your chance to give back to the community! If you’re passionate about a particular cause, you can raise funds for them by participating in Bridge to Brisbane.
When you do the Bridge to Brisbane, you’ll get two times – your race time and your Hero Time. Your Hero Time is your race time minus one second for every $1 you raise! Fundraising is just another way you can get the most out of Bridge to Brisbane and make a difference.
Remember to have fun!
Above all, Bridge to Brisbane is a fun run, and our goal is to provide every participant with an enjoyable experience! For some, it’s a way to achieve new goals, and for others, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family, and appreciate Brisbane’s beautiful scenery.
Sign up now to secure your spot! Visit www.bridgetobrisbane.com.au to register.