Want to give back to charity or just in the mood to set a challenge for the New Year, then how about you take part in a Fun Run. As much as you might scoff at the idea of running actually being fun, here us out. There are some great causes to get behind and you can smash out a 2018 goal while you’re at it.
RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run
On March 4, the Cultural Forecourt at South Bank will be shrouded in pink for the 28th annual RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run, supporting the Mater Chicks in Pink. Considered to be one of the largest and longest running female fitness events in Australia, it attracts an enormous amount of men and women each year. Runners and walkers will travel across a 5km loop through South Bank and Brisbane’s CBD to help celebrate and honour the women in their lives who have fought breast cancer. Join here.
Twilight Running Festival
The Twilight Running Festival is the first major half marathon and 10km event in Queensland for the year. With over 6000 participants, it’s sure to be a great evening, featuring the 5km Run/Walk and the largest Under 12 Kids event in Australia – the 1km Active Kids Run. Join runners on April 22 at St Lucia, find out more information here.
Fun Run Pink Sunshine Coast and Triathlon Pink
Another worthwhile run is the Fun Run Pink Sunshine Coast, at the University of the Sunshine Coast on April 29. Associated with Triathlon Pink Event, an Australian sporting community event for women that includes a range of distances. So regardless of whether you’re a casual runner or a keen triathlon participant, there are a selection of events for everyone and it all goes towards raising funds for breast cancer research. Check out the link here to sign up.
Mother’s Day Classic
Such a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day and to raise funds for breast cancer research. Located at the Cultural Forecourt in South Bank, the fun run involves a 4.5km and a 8km walk and run along the Brisbane River, South Bank and West End. Put May 13 into your calendars and register here.
Pine Rivers Charity Fun Run
Covering four distances including 21.1km, 10km, 5km and 2km around Bray Park and Lawnton, everyone can get involved. Raising funds for the Rotary Club of Pine Rivers Daybreak, the event is located at the Genesis Christian College on May 20. Check out this link for more information.