When is the event?
Sunday 29 August 2021.
What’s included in my entry?
Your entry fee includes:
- An official The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane technical running t-shirt
- Your race number and timing chip
- Free public transport
- Exclusive Bridge Benefits offers at King St retail outlets after the event on Sunday 29 August
- The opportunity to race in Brisbane’s most unique courses
- And of course, the opportunity to be a part of Queensland’s largest community fun run
What are the Start Zones?
10KM START ZONES
- Sporting Wheelies Qualification Required
- Blue Elite Qualification Required: 2019 B2B results or equivalent distance event <40min
- Red Elite Qualification Required: 2019 B2B results or equivalent distance event <50min
- Green Run Under 60min
- Yellow Jog Over 60min
- Grey Walk Over 60min
5KM START ZONES
- Purple Elite Qualification required: 2019 B2B results or equivalent distance event <29min
- Orange Run Under 30min
- Aqua Jog Under 45min
- Pink Walk Over 45min
Can I change my Start Zone or Distance?
If you entered before postage cut off or have selected to pick up your race number at the Race Office, please contact Help desk to make the change. If you would like to change into a qualifying start zone you will need to provide proof of your time from a previous Bridge to Brisbane or another officially timed event.
If you have already received your race bib in the post, you will need to bring your coloured race number to our Race Office during opening hours so that we can make the change and issue you with a new bib.
Will my Race Kit be posted?
If you entered before the postage cut off date and selected the postage option in the registration process, your race number will be sent to the valid Australian address you provided on your entry. If you did not select the postage option a entry, you will need to collect your Race Kit from the Race Office during opening hours.
Will I receive a time?
Yes, your entry includes a race number with a disposable timing chip attached. You will be able to view your time online after the event or you can choose to have your time sent to you via SMS when you register for an additional cost.
Do you offer refunds?
We are unable to offer refunds to registered participants of the event, unless it is a result of government enforced directives related to COVID-19. However, if you are unable to make it on the day, you can transfer your entry to another person by contacting the Help Desk.
Is there a baggage drop?
No, due to safety reasons we do not offer a baggage drop service for this event. We recommend you wear an old jumper in the morning that you would like to donate to charity and we will collect it from the start line and donate it on your behalf.
How are you making the event COVID Safe?
The event will operate under an approved COVID Safe Event Plan. The following measures have been put in place for this year’s event to make the event safe and fun for everyone including:
- Separate start and finish venues and staggered wave times to allow participants more space
- Using more roads in place of footpaths on course
- Increased cleaning, hygiene and handwashing facilities
- Offering COVID safe activities and entertainment
- Collecting participant details for contact tracing
- Medics located at the Start Line, Finisher’s Village and on course
When will the Race Office be open and where is it located?
The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Race Office will be located at the:
RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills.
600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
There is paid car parking accessible around the area
The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Race Office will be operational at the following times:
- Thursday 26 August: Opening Hours to be confirmed
- Friday 27 August: Opening Hours to be confirmed
- Saturday 28 August: Opening Hours to be confirmed
Where is the start line?
- The 10km start line is located at the bottom of the Gateway Bridge, Murarrie
- The 5km start line is located at Hercules Park, Kingsford Smith Drive
Where is the finish line?
The finish line is located at the RNA Showgrounds, Bowen Hills
Can I bring my pet?
No, for health and safety reasons pets are not allowed on course. Of course, registered guide dogs are always welcome.
Can I listen to an iPod/headphone device?
We recommend you don’t, as you will need to be able to hear and follow instructions of event personnel and fellow runners.
Can I push a pram/stroller?
Yes definitely, prams and strollers are allowed. Children in prams are free but they will not receive a Race Kit or finishers t-shirt. Please note the prams are required to start at the back of their chosen start zone.
Can I ride my skateboard/rollerblades/scooter/bike?
No, due to health and safety guidelines, these method of transport are banned from the event.
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 assistance from a race marshal who will get help for you as soon as possible. Do not continue if you feel unwell.
What happens if I have lost a child/adult?
Any lost people will be directed to the Information Tent at the Finish Village. We recommend you decide on a meeting spot with your group before the event starts. Parents should write your contact details on the back of your child’s race number to make sure that you can be easily contacted if they are lost.
What if I come across another participant who needs medical assistance?
If you come across another participant who needs medical assistance, please make note of your location and alert your nearest marshal or call our medical command centre or call 000.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothes and sensible shoes for running/walking. Be aware that some fabrics may cause chafing or blisters. An old jumper and/or t-shirt that you are happy to give to charity may be worn for warmth prior to warm up and left at the start line. Otherwise you can store this in your car or with a friend/family member prior to the start of the race if you do not wish to dispose of any clothing. Please note that a baggage drop service will not be available for health and safety reasons. Please ensure you make alternative arrangements.
What time does the race start?
6:10am Elite Wheelies
6:15am Blue/Red Elite Runners
6:25am Green Runners
6:50am Yellow Joggers
7:15am Grey Walkers
10:00am Purple Elite Runners
10:00am Orange Runners
10:00am Aqua Joggers
10:10am Pink Walkers
Please note: times are subject to change.
Will there be transport available to and from the event?
Yes, all participants receive FREE public transport on event day until 3pm. All you need to do is show your official 2021 race number on Brisbane Transport buses and QLD Rail Trains. Please note, due to capacity levels City Cat and Ferry services will not be included in the free public transport.
Can I fundraise for a charity of my choice?
Absolutely, you can fundraise for any charity that is close to your heart. To make fundraising as easy as possible we have teamed up with GoFundraise, who have thousands of charities on their platform. Search for your charity here. If your favorite charity isn’t on the list, you can contact support@gofundraise.
How do I create or join a fundraising team?
Easy! If you would like to create or join a team click here, from there follow the on-screen prompts.
How do I start fundraising?
All fundraising is online this year. You can set up your own fundraising page via the GoFundraise website. Just click here to create a fundraising page. After you have created your page you can share it with your friends and family and start fundraising. When you create your fundraising page please make sure you use the same first name, last name and email address as you did during the registration process.
I need help with my fundraising page
How do i become a VIP Charity?
The GoFundraise support team would be happy to provide more information on becoming a VIP Charity, please email email@example.com
My school is not listed, how do we add them?
If your school isn’t listed GoFundraise can easily add your school as a certified charity. Please contact the GoFundraise sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org