Discounted registration closes on Friday for next year’s City2South, a community running event and charity fundraiser.
The event, to be in the same tradition as the world’s largest run, the Sun-Herald City2Surf, will have a scenic course which stretches 14km from the city, along both sides of the Brisbane River, through Highgate Hill and into West End.
The event, presented by Westpac, will be on Sunday, June 16 next year.
Fairfax Events organises City2Surf and now also runs City2Sea in Melbourne. City2South in Brisbane will be the latest big city running event.
Each year, 85,000 runners in the Sydney event raise more than $4 million for charity. In its first year, 13,000 runners in the Melbourne event raised more than $435,000 for charity.
“But now it’s Brisbane’s turn,” Brisbane Times managing editor Simon Holt said.
“Westpac has thrown its corporate weight behind this event, and we’ll be supporting four preferred charities. It would be wonderful to be in a position to say we’ve done better here than they did in Melbourne.
“Brisbane doesn’t need to be reminded of a need to live a healthy lifestyle. The number of runners along the Brisbane riverfront is proof of that. This 14km course is the best Brisbane can offer, and is a brilliant way for the community to get together.”
The 14km course will start on George Street near the Botanic Gardens and Parliament in the CBD, along Coronation Drive, UQ, Eleanor Schonell Bridge, up through Highgate Hill with spectacular views of the city, and on to the finish at Riverside Drive.
“While elite runners will no doubt be tearing up the pavement, this is an all-inclusive event,” Mr Holt said. “You can jog, or jig along to the music at the back of the pack. That’s probably where I’ll be.”
Launch registration offers participants a discounted entry fee.