Bridge to Brisbane
The Bridge to Brisbane is a long distance fun running event held annually in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is conducted over a distance of 10 kilometers or 5 kilometers every year in the month of August.
The very first running race event was held in 1997 and about 5000 entrants were seen participating in the initial year but the number of participants gradually kept increasing and then came 2007 when up to 30,000 participants took part in this long-awaited event.
2008 attracted 36,000 people and 2009 called out 45,000 entrants and every year the event kept raising the funds for the charity which was the biggest motivational part of this fun run.
The race was initially known as “Bridge to bay” and it headed towards the coastline of the finishing at Manly. Later, the finishing line was moved to New Farm Park but due to the traffic congestion on the suburb of Fortitude Valley and New Farm Park, the finishing of the race was set at the RNA show grounds.
Currently. The starting point of the race is Spring Hill and the runners have to cross three bridges including “Go between bridge, Victoria Bridge and the Story Bridge” in order to win the race. The race ends at the beautiful South Bank Parklands.
Bridge to Brisbane 2019
The Bridge to Brisbane fun run will celebrate its 23rd of year running of this much-cherished occasion. The tradition will be kept alive at the Brisbane’s most notorious milestones including running over the Story Bridge and completing at the excellent South Bank Parklands.
Charity at Bridge to Brisbane
This much awaited and most popular annual running event is not just about fun and stuff. It raises charity for the ones in need every year and as the number of participants keeps gradually increasing each year, the amount of charity funds is also raised.
The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund provides charity funds to help and fulfill the needs of children with special needs. The funds are also donated to the Team Children’s Cancer Institute that helps the innocent children that are suffering from cancer. They also give a free running singlet, cap, and fundraising toolkit to the people who raise funds more than $100.
Hence, the Bridge to Brisbane is a great opportunity to not only cherish the things that Brisbane has to offer but also a nice way to help the ones in special needs. C
Running helps improve the mental and physical health and it is highly recommended by health specialists and even then enthusiasts believe that it helps reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. All this self-healing process can be fun when done on a national level. Right? That’s what the Bridge to Brisbane running even is all about. It is an absolute source of healing, improving and maximizing the physical and mental strength along with enjoying the fun with over 39,000 people. Moreover, an act of kindness by fundraising and helping the ones in need.