Iconic Gladstone fun run gets new course, name
For kids like Leigh-Ann, Caleb, Jake and Grace, a new fun run course is something they can look forward to this year.
The Grade 5 students previewed Gladstone Port Corporation’s new event, The Port to Park FunD Run at East Shores on Wednesday.
Leigh-Ann, 10, said the new course was very family orientated.
“It’s very good for families to participate in,” Leigh-Ann said.
“I like it because it shows the beautiful Gladstone landscape and lovely scenery we have here.”
The all-ages fun run, previously known as the Botanic to Bridge, will feature two courses, a nine kilometre Koongo Dash and a four kilometre Yallarm Family Run.
The course will run through East Shores 1b, Spinnaker Park and Gladstone Marina on August 15.
Acting CEO Craig Walker said it was time to refresh Gladstone’s beloved fun run.
“After a highly successful Botanic to Bridge FunD Run in 2019 and a one year hiatus due to COVID-19 in 2020, it was time for us to review the fun run and ensure its success and sustainability into the future,” Mr Walker said.
Santos GLNG has also come on board to help drive the event.
Through the event, GPC will support a local community group with $20,000 to assist them with a major community project.
The event will also support schools with every school registration raising funds for new sporting equipment and resources.
Since 2010, the event has raised more than $240,000 for local schools and raised $415,000 for the community.
Applications for the 2021 community beneficiary will open later in the year while event registrations will open in May 2021.