So, you’ve registered for Bridge to Brisbane, you’ve sorted out your best running shoes, and you’ve prepared yourself mentally and physically for completing the course. But, doing the Bridge to Brisbane doesn’t have to be challenging – in fact, you can take it as fast or as slow as you like, and have plenty of fun while doing it!
To ensure all participants have the most enjoyable day possible on August 26, we’ve pulled together our top five tips for putting the most FUN into our state’s beloved fun-run.
1. Dress to impress
When it comes to events like Bridge to Brisbane, you’re generally prepared to don your favourite activewear, built for movement and agility. However, what you might not know is that our fun run’s a little different!
You’ll see runners of all types on the course, many wearing costumes ranging from animal onesies to fairy tutus…and everything in between! Make your day at Bridge to Brisbane one to remember by donning your own best fancy dress – simply snap a photo in your costume on race day and upload it to your Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #bridgetobrisbane for your chance to win a cash prize!
2. Fun Runnin’ Friends
Speaking of friends, bring a plus one or a group of buddies to take on the course with you to add an extra spark to your experience. Sing, laugh, chat, dance or race each other all the way through the course and into the Finish Village. Completing the course together will make sweating a little sweeter AND you’ll have someone to enjoy breakfast (and the glory!) with afterwards – it’s a win, win!
3. Running – or whatever way you get to the finish line!
Just because it’s called a fun run, doesn’t mean you need to run the entire course… or at all! Runners, joggers, wheelies and walkers are all welcome to participate in the Bridge to Brisbane.
Whatever pace you choose, the only thing that matters is that you’re having fun and making memories while doing it! With live acts and entertainment at the Start Lines and at various stages of the course, there is so much to hear and see throughout the day, so run to the rhythm, walk in time, or dance your way to the finish line.
Ah Brisbane, the River City! You will be passing some of Brisbane’s most Insta-worthy spots, so whip out your phone or camera and take advantage of the beautiful scenery that passes you by! You’ll be crossing the Story Bridge at least once during the race and, we think – in fact, we know – that this makes the picture-perfect spot to catch your breath and enjoy that Bridgey-didge scenery.
5. Rewards for all
Once you cross the Finish Line, it’s time to celebrate! South Bank comes alive on August 26 as Little Stanley Street and parts of the Parklands transform into our Finish Village – food, music, massages and more will all be within a few steps. Outside the Finish Village, select South Bank retailers will be open with special deals and discounts for Bridge to Brisbane participants – show your race bib to access these exclusive ‘Bib-ileges’.
Corporate teams and large groups also have the opportunity to enjoy a fun and relaxed morning in our Pop-Up Picnic Party area inside the South Bank Parklands. Here is where you can claim a dedicated space for your crew to enjoy that well-earned rest post-race, as well as access to the communal picnic games area. If that doesn’t put the fun in fun run, we don’t know what will!
So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already, sign up now via www.bridgetobrisbane.com.au, but hurry…places are filling up fast!