YOUR GUIDE: To the Botanic to Bridge fun run

A SEA of maroon runners and walkers will descend on Gladstone streets tomorrow.

The 2017 Botanic to bridge is tomorrow and thousands of people are getting involved in the 3km and 8km run and walk. This year the event will raise money for the Roseberry Community Services Branchout group.

And if you're thinking of driving down to the marina, down Glenlyon Rd or Goondoon St tomorrow morning - think again.

Botanic to Bridge fun run 2015: Botanic to Bridge August 16, 2015.
Botanic to Bridge fun run 2015: Botanic to Bridge August 16, 2015.

There will be plenty of roads closed on Sunday for the event, but by 10.30am they will be re-opened.

If you're more of a spectator than a competitor head along to the Gladstone Marina by 8am to cheer on the first arrivals.


Serious runners may be interested to know past winners Carly Geragherty and Jackson Elliott have not registered for this year's event.

Here's everything you need to know about this year's event:


There's still time to register if you haven't yet.

Head to the race office at CQUniversity's Leo Zussino Building before noon today to register.

If you've already registered, don't forget to pick up your race pack at the CQUniversity building.


Parking will be available in close proximity to both the 8km and 3km start lines. An email detailing transport arrangements will be communicated to participants closer to the event.

Starting times

The Botanic to Bridge will be held on Sunday, August 21. The 8km event will commence at 7:30am and the 3km event will start at 9am.


A free return shuttle bus service will be available from CQUniversity to transport participants after their race back to the 8km and 3km race starting points.

The free shuttle bus service will run continuously every 15 minutes or when buses are full from 9am to 11.30am. The last bus will depart CQUniversity at 11.15am.

Don't forget to keep an eye on The Observer's website for rolling coverage on Sunday.

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