Bridge to Brisbane 2023 Takes Centre Stage Among Brisbane’s Running Routes

Bridge to Brisbane Takes Centre Stage Among Brisbane’s Running Routes
Photo Credit: Photo Credit: The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane

The Bridge to Brisbane 2023 fun run is set to take over the city in October, with a beginner’s 4.5-km course that starts right in Hamilton, plus a more advanced 10-km course.

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Bridge to Brisbane 4.5km
The 4.5km course starts at Hercules Park, Hamilton. Photo Credit: The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane

The 4.5km course follows the Brisbane River to the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. This beginner-friendly distance is perfect for newer runners.

Bridge to Brisbane 10 km
The 10km course starts at the foot of the Gateway Bridge. Photo Credit: The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane

For more experienced runners, the 10km course takes participants across the bridge before finishing at the Showgrounds. The Bridge to Brisbane allows runners to raise money for charity while enjoying Brisbane’s landmark runs.

Shuttles will conveniently transport runners to the start of both courses on race day. In addition to free transport, entry to this year’s Bridge to Brisbane includes an official t-shirt and a finisher’s medal and certificate.

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Entries close online on October 13 and in-person on October 14. Don’t miss your chance to be part of Queensland’s biggest community running event!

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To enter Bridge to Brisbane 2023, visit their registration portal here.

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Brisbane’s other running routes

For those training for the Bridge to Brisbane or simply exploring Brisbane’s running options, the city offers a number of scenic riverside trails. 

City Botanic Gardens
Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens. Photo Credit: John Robert McPherson/Wikimedia Commons

The 5km route between QUT and New Farm offers stunning views of the Brisbane River and City Botanic Gardens. Extend the run to 10km by returning via Newstead.

The 4km waterfront course along Kangaroo Point Cliffs offers skyline views to motivate runners. Conquer the cliff stairs for an extra challenge.

Runners looking for greenery can hit the trails of Mt Coot-tha Reserve, just a 30-minute drive from Brisbane’s CBD. The 1.9km Summit Track takes runners to the viewpoint at the top of Mt Coot-tha’s iconic peak.

For a longer trail run, wind through the parklands along the Enoggera Creek Bikeway. Starting in The Gap, this 13km trail winds through the northside suburbs of Windsor, Wilston, and Newmarket.

With a range of scenic options for all levels, Brisbane runners are spoilt for choice. Lace up, get inspired and see the city from a fresh perspective.

Published 15 September 2023