22 Signs You’re Totally Bridgey-Didge

Brisbane’s biggest and best fun run is back on August 26 this year! Born in Brisbane, here for Brisbane, and loved by Brisbane, Bridge to Brisbane is one of the most iconic fitness events in our state’s calendar.

The beauty of Bridge to Brisbane is that it brings together people from all walks of life for one fun-filled day of fitness, family and friends! Our race is a chance for the Queensland community to come together and celebrate being healthy and active, and enjoy all that is great about the river city.

This year marks the 22nd year of Bridge to Brisbane, so we’ve come up with 22 signs you are a Bridgey-didge Brisbanite!

  1. You’ve been counting down to Bridge to Brisbane 2018 since the last one wrapped up.
  2. August 26 is blocked out in your diary, email AND phone calendar for race day.
  3. You wear your Finisher’s t-shirt out and about with pride.
  4. You have a collection of costumes on rotation for race day.
  5. You get a new pair of running shoes at the start of each year, leaving you plenty of time to wear them in before the big day.
  6. You have vivid dreams about running the course and wake up in a sweat.
  7. You scope out the best Bib-ileges deals in advance and make a beeline for your chosen spot the moment you cross the Finish Line.
  8. You’ve taken at least one selfie during the Story Bridge ‘Story Sprint.’
  9. You’ve spent a minimum of five hours creating your ultimate Bridge to Brisbane training playlist.
  10. You and your running buddies have your own training group hashtag.
  11. You know the exact time each day that your favourite training route will be the quietest.
  12. Activewear, activewear, you go out for breakfast in your activewear!
  13. Come to think of it, are there any occasions that activewear isn’t appropriate?
  14. You’ve perfected the art of the sunrise (or sunset) training photo.
  15. You complain about how cold it is when the average temperature drops below 23°, but on race day, you bounce out of bed at 4am like it’s summer.
  16. When you’re stuck in traffic on the Story Bridge, you desperately wish it was race day, so that you could run across it, with 30,000 other people, and NO CARS.
  17. Regular excuses for missing training in Queensland include “we’re in the middle of a heatwave’, “it’s flooding”, or “we’re on cyclone alert.”
  18. You own more activewear than smart clothing, and more pairs of runners than any other shoe.
  19. If you don’t get your Bridge to Brisbane training session in, you sulk for days.
  20. You never leave the house without a water bottle, your activity band and a spare pair of socks.
  21. You exercise and participate in Bridge to Brisbane not just because of how it makes you look, but how it makes you feel.
  22. You love everything about the river city, but Bridge to Brisbane is your favourite event of the year!

Can’t tick all of these off? Take advantage of our Early Bird pricing and secure your spot on race day! Race to to register now or find out more.

The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Day 2017 Go-To Guide

Bridge to Brisbane Day 2017 is less than a week away… yes, you heard correctly – in five days you will be waking up to make your way to the start line of Brisbane’s biggest community event.

Preparing for the day doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, so we’ve prepared this go-to guide for all Bridge to Brisbane Day 2017 participants, to ensure you’re well and truly equipped for everything the day has in store.



If you missed the mailing cut-off date, or opted to pick up your pack yourself, you will need to collect your pack from the Race Office at South Bank Piazza.

The Race Office will be open at South Bank Piazza during the below times for Race Pack collection:

Date Time
Thursday 24 August, 2017 8:00am – 6:30pm
Friday 25 August, 2017 8:00 – 6:00pm
Saturday 26 August, 2017 8:00am – 2:00pm


Your Race Pack includes your race number and official event t-shirt. Your race number is your official ticket to free transport on the morning, race entry access and access to the huge range of specials on Bib-ileges offers at South Bank after the race.

Don’t forget to bring a copy of your official Entry Certificate! You can collect race packs for your friends too – but you will need a copy of their Entry Certificate to do this.

If you are part of a team, your team manager will have had your race kit posted to them already, or they will collect it on your behalf prior to the race.


There will be a number of road closures and changes to traffic conditions throughout inner Brisbane on the morning of Sunday, August 27. A map of all road closures is available here.

We recommend you take advantage of the free public transport options on race day to save you both money and stress! Simply show your official race bib and enjoy free travel until 3pm. Bus and train times can be found here, but please note that ferries are not free on race day.

If you decide to drive, our friends at the go via network are waiving tolls on the Go Between Bridge and Clem 7 Tunnel on race day from 2am – 1pm.



6:00am 10km Blue & Red Elite Wheelies and Runners Start Wickham Terrace, Access via Roma Street Parklands Boulevard
6:20am 10km Green Runners Start Wickham Terrace, Access via Roma Street Parklands Boulevard
6:55am 10km Yellow Joggers Start Albert Street, next to Roma Street Parklands
7:10am 10km Grey Walkers Start Albert Street, next to Roma Street Parklands
9:20am 5km Event Start – Elite Purple to start first Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point


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, Cultural Centre Tunnel, Marriott Hotel, Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point & Finish Line.
  • Toilets: 10km 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: 5km Start line, Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point and Finish Line.
  • Toilets: 5km Start Line, Martin Street and the Finish Village.

Look out for our volunteer pace setters as you go! They’ll be completing the race holding a coloured balloon related to their running time. They’re there to motivate you to beat your personal best time on race day.

Remember to stay hydrated throughout the race by stopping at our water stations. It might also be a chilly morning, so we encourage you to bring a jumper that you don’t mind leaving behind and we will collect them to donate to charity on your behalf.


Race times for Bridge to Brisbane Day 2017 will be posted as soon as possible after the race at, so keep your eyes peeled! Our Facebook page will post the link to these as soon as they are available.

The feeling of finishing the race is a fantastic reward in itself, but for those of you with a competitive streak, there are a number of prizes available on the day! As well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 5km and 10km events, there are also prizes up for grabs for best dressed, highest fundraisers, and more.


The fun doesn’t stop when you cross the Finish Line on race day – organise for your friends and family to meet you in the South Bank Parklands and enjoy a beautiful day in our Finish Village. You couldn’t ask for a more stunning backdrop than our beautiful CBD just across the river, as well exploring South Bank and the Parkland surrounds.

There’s nothing better than a big brekky after your race, especially when it’s free! The Courier-Mail have a special offer for Bridge to Brisbane Day 2017 participants who take advantage of their exclusive subscription for just $1 for the first 28 days – you’ll receive a complimentary breakfast for you and a friend in the exclusive Sunday Mail marquee.


Just like last year, we’ve teamed up with a bunch of your favourite South Bank retailers to offer special deals to all race day participants.

Show your race bib and receive discounted food and drinks, freebies, and more as part of our Bib-ileges program! The full list of Bib-ileges can be found here.

There you have it – the ultimate guide to Bridge to Brisbane Day 2017!

Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments below, or send us a message on Facebook. Otherwise, we’ll see you at the start line on August 27!

Share your race day snaps with us by using the hashtags #Bridge2Brisbane and #BestTimeBNE!



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