Bridge to Brisbane Day – Be part of the story!

Bridge to Brisbane Day will celebrate its 21st year the event has been run! The great news we will  be enjoying the success of last years course which includes some of Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks. With a few tweaks around Brisbane CBD you will once again enjoy the beauty that our city has to offer. The 5km event will not miss out on the BRIDGE experience either.

We will be working with South Bank retailers in once again providing the BIB-ILEGES program to all participants (Race Bib = Privileges).

Brisbane, we all deserve a day to enjoy our beautiful city so make sure that you are a part of a history making course in Brisbane.  Entries sold out in 2016, don’t miss out, enter today.


Entries open Sunday April 2, 2017!

Entering the 2017 The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Day is simple with standard pricing for all individuals, plus children in prams are FREE!

Early Bird Entry April 2 – July 1 10km = $50

5km = $40

General Entry July 2 – August 25 10km = $55

5km = $45

Race Kit Postage: You have two options you can pay to have the race kit mailed to you or you can collect from the RACE OFFICE .  The last day to pay to have your race kit mailed to you will be midnight Friday August 4.  Postage will include your limited edition 21st Bridge to Brisbane participant t-shirt.

Race Office: Race Office will be located at central location in Brisbane from Thursday 24- Saturday 26 August.

Start Zone

For safety reasons the two distances are split into coloured starting zones. The zone you run in depends on how long you think you will take to complete the race. Each coloured start zone will be staggered to allow the bridge/road to clear from the previous start group.

There are three starting zones which require qualifying times from a previous race of the same distance. If you want to run in one of these zones, but you haven’t previously run in the Bridge to Brisbane, proof of your time must be provided to race office  from another official race event for consideration.

10km start zones

Category Details Qualification required
Sporting Wheelies Elite Sport wheelchair participants
Blue Elite Under 40min 2016 B2B event results or equivalent distance event <40min
Red Elite Under 50min 2016 B2B event results or equivalent distance event <50min
Green Runner Under 60min
Yellow Jogger Under 85min
Grey Walker Over 85min

5km start zones

Category Details Qualification required
Purple Elite Under 20min 2016 B2B event results or equivalent distance event <20min
Orange Runner Under 30min
Aqua Jogger Under 45min
Pink Walker Over 45min
Event Timetable
6.00am Elite Sporting Wheelies
6:10am 10km Blue & Red Elite Runners Start
6:20am 10km Green Runners Start
6:55am 10km Yellow Joggers Start
7:10am 10km Grey Walkers Start
9:20am 5km Event Start
11:00am Awards Presentations

Times subject to change.

Key Deadlines
Sunday April 2 Early Bird entries open
Sunday July 2 General entries open
Friday August 4 Last day to have your race kit posted by Australia Post
Friday August 25 Online entries close
Thurs August 24 – Sat August, 26 Race office Open
Sunday August 27 Bridge to Brisbane Day!



Entering the Bridge to Brisbane puts you in with a chance to win some great prizes!

Whether you’re aiming to be first across the finish line, have raised the most for your charity or just want to dress up and have fun Bridge to Brisbane has something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out the amazing Bib-ileges on offer in the Finish Village.

  • 10km, Individuals: 1st place $2000, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500
  • 5km. Individuals: 1st place $1000, 2nd $500 place, 3rd place $250
  • 10km, Wheelies: $2000
  • 10km, Team: 1st place $2000, 2nd place $1000, 3rd place $500
  • 5km, Team: 1st place $1000, 2nd $500 place, 3rd place $250
  • Best Dressed, Individual: $300
  • Best Dressed, Team: $500
  • Hero Time, 10km: $5000
  • Hero Time, 5km: $5000

See here for Terms & Conditions

Hydration & Medical


There will be first aid providers at the event, working in conjunction with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).

Medical staff will be stationed at the starting point of both the 10km and 5km races, at the finish line and roving throughout the course. First aid staff and medical personnel will also be patrolling the emergency buffer lanes on course. If you start to feel unwell or are in serious difficulty please move directly towards this lane to seek attention.

Please bring Band-Aids along in case you require them during the race.

What do I do if I feel unwell on course?

If you are unable to continue at any point along the course, you should seek the assistance of a race marshal who will get help for you as soon as possible. Do not continue if you feel unwell.

What if I come across another participant that needs medical assistance?

If you come across another participant that needs medical attention, please make note of the red course marker near your location. Markers are positioned every 200 metres.

Staying Hydrated

Dehydration is one of the factors that can contribute to heat illness. During exercise, substantial amounts of water are lost through sweating, especially when exercising vigorously in the heat. This can contribute to dehydration.

Dehydration is rarely the sole cause of sports heat illness, but maintaining an adequate water intake assists body temperature control.

To avoid dehydration, Sports Medicine Australia recommends that:

  • Participants drink approximately 500mls (2 glasses) of water in the 2 hours prior to exercise;
  • During exercise longer than 60 minutes, 2-3 cups (500-700ml) of cool water or sports drink are sufficient for most sports.
  • After exercise, replenish your fluid deficit to ensure that you are fully rehydrated, but not over-hydrated.
  • You should also avoid alcohol and caffeine in the lead up to an event as these can both contribute to dehydration.