Botanic to Bridge run still on despite rain

MORE than 4000 people will brave the weather on Sunday to take on the Botanic to Bridge.

A spokeswoman for the event said the race would go ahead despite the rain.

She said the organisers would be keeping runners updated via the Botanic to Bridge Facebook page.

"Preparations have gone well and the community seems to be very excited about the event," she said.

This year the event beneficiary, the Gladstone Community Hub, will receive up to $20,000.

Since 2010, Botanic to Bridge, has given schools in the region $100,000.

Former Olympic swimmer Matt Welsh has backed the event.

"When I was first introduced to the event last year, and particularly the concept of the community benefits, I thought it was a brilliant idea," he said.

"I then had such a good time participating that I am glad I am able to return.

"Now in its fifth year, the event is something that everyone should be so proud of as it truly is a community event, run by and run for the benefit of the community."

Glenlyon Rd from Victoria Pde to Dixon Dr will be closed from 5.30-10.30am.

Other thoroughfares affected include Glenlyon Rd from Dixon Dr to Tank St, Ferris St from Glenlyon Rd to Goondoon St, Goondoon St from Ferris St to Lord St, Lord St from Goondoon St to Glenlyon St and Bryan Jordan Dr from Lord St to the Yacht Club.

Motorists are encouraged to plan their trips to avoid travelling between these times.



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