The day is finally coming for us avid runners of Brisbane for this year’s The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane fun run, an iconic Brisbane day.

The annual city’s running event will take place this Sunday 25 August. My running partner and I have been strictly training for two months and 2 weeks within our busy work and personal schedules.

What  initially seemed out of reach (I used to regularly run and have unfortunately stopped the routine when life happened!) halfway through June, as I struggled to even maintain running halfway through our now regular training course of 5 km through Manly and Lota, in the eastern coastal bayside of Brisbane, can now see me proudly beating my personal bests weekly.

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The Bridge to Brisbane is not only a healthy way to encourage the Brisbane folk to take time out of our busy schedules in the rat race to an actual race (see what I did there), the event has also been fundraising for a number of well-known charities.

When signing up for the race, you are able to select your charity of choice, which can be The Courier Mail’s children’s fund, the Cancer Council, Foodbank, Beyond Blue, Breast Cancer Trials, and many more.

Runners have the option of running the 5 or 10 km course. The 5 km course that we’re taking on this Sunday will see us start our run at Captain Burke Park, then through the iconic Story Bridge (a wide bridge through to the city that Brisbane motorists often have to pass through), looping back through Kangaroo Point, and then descending down to South Bank to cross the finish line in our best time ever.

As an ‘Orange Runner’ in the race, we will start the race at 9:40 am on Sunday, collecting our T-shirts and race numbers at the Race Office in South Bank this Saturday. We can’t wait to put our game face on, race, and extend our training courses post-race and truly incorporate regular running into our lifestyles. For more information visit bridgetobrisbane.com.au