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Bridge to Brisbane 2024 - Details, Fees, Parking, Transport & More

Bridge to Brisbane 2024 - Details, Fees, Parking, Transport & More

What is Bridge to Brisbane?

The Bridge to Brisbane is an iconic annual fun run event that takes participants across some of Brisbane's most scenic routes. Celebrating its 27th year in 2024, this event is not just about running; it’s about community, charity, and celebrating the vibrant spirit of Brisbane. Whether you're a seasoned runner, a casual jogger, or just looking for a fun day out, the Bridge to Brisbane has something for everyone.

In its first year, way back in 1997, less than 5,000 people attended. Last year (2023) saw a sold out field of 30,000 participants. 2024 is going to be even bigger!

Event Details

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2024

Start Times:

  • 10km Event: Starts from 6:15 AM to 7:15 AM (check your category)
  • 5km Event: Starts at 10:00 AM to 10:00 AM (check your category)

Key Events

  1. 10km Run: Starting from the iconic Gateway Bridge, participants will run along the scenic Brisbane River, passing by some of the city’s landmarks before finishing at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

  2. 5km Run/Walk: A shorter, more relaxed course that starts at Hercules Street Park, Hamilton, running through South Bank and finishing at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Prizes and Awards

Prizes are awarded in various categories including:

  • Overall winners (male and female)
  • Age group categories
  • Best dressed (individual and team)
  • Largest team
  • Highest fundraising individual and team

Monetary prizes are available for top finishers:

  • 1st place: $2,000 (10km), $1,000 (5km)
  • 2nd place: $1,000 (10km), $500 (5km)
  • 3rd place: $500 (10km), $250 (5km)

Additionally, all participants receive a finisher's medal and a race pack with various goodies from sponsors.

Note: The race pack is one of the best-value we've seen considering the very reasonable price of entry.

Entry Fees

  • 10km Event: $64 (goes up to $69 after June 30)
  • 5km Event$54 (goes up to $59 after June 30)
  • Virtual Event: Not clear.

Early bird discounts are available if you register before June 30, 2024. Registration includes a race bib, t-shirt, timing chip, finisher's medal, and access to the post-race celebrations.

Getting There and Parking

Public Transport

Public transport is highly recommended due to road closures and limited parking. Special event buses and trains will be operating on the day:

  • Buses: Extra services will be running from various locations around Brisbane.
  • Trains: Queensland Rail will offer additional early morning services to ensure participants can arrive on time.

Parking

For those driving, parking is available at the Brisbane Showgrounds. It's advisable to book your parking spot in advance to secure a space. Additionally, shuttle buses will be running from the parking areas to the starting points.

Location and Course Information

Start Locations

  • 10km Run: Starts at the southern side of the Gateway Bridge.
  • 5km Run: Starts at Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point.

Bib Pick-Up Times

Bib pickup is available from the RNA Showgrounds on the following dates & times. Not that you can also choose to have your bib mailed to you if you register early enough.

Thursday, September 5 – 8:00am to 6:00pm

Friday, September 6 – 8:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday, September 7 – 8:00am to 2:00pm

Tips for Runners

  1. Training: Start your training early. Incorporate both some long runs and interval training to build stamina and speed.

  2. Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated in the days leading up to the race and eat a balanced meal the night before. Avoid heavy, greasy foods.

  3. Race Day Essentials: Wear comfortable running shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Don’t forget your race bib and timing chip.

  4. Arrival Time: Arrive at least an hour before your start time to allow for warm-up and to find your starting area. Also, just in case you need to use the loo and avoid the long queues that build up in the final 30 mins.

  5. Pace Yourself: Start at a comfortable pace and gradually increase it. Remember, it’s a fun run, so enjoy the experience and the scenic route. It's all over quickly, so enjoy the atmosphere.

Charitable Aspect

Bridge to Brisbane encourages participants to raise funds for their chosen charities. Over the years, the event has raised millions for various causes, making a significant impact on the community.

Registration and More Information

To register for the event, visit the official Bridge to Brisbane website. Here you can find detailed information on registration, training programs, and fundraising tips.

Join the thousands of participants in the 2024 Bridge to Brisbane for a day of fun, fitness, and community spirit.


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