Frequently asked questions

Course

Where is the Start Line?

10km Starting Point – Top of the Roma St Parklands (Wickham Terrace into College Road)

5km Starting Point – Captain Burke Park (End of Main Street, Kangaroo Point)

Fundraising

Can I fundraise for a charity of my choice?

Absolutely, we understand that you may already have a Charity close to your heart so we have teamed up with Everyday Hero so that you can select any of the hundreds of charities available here

Can I fundraise for more than one charity?

Yes! You can choose to donate to as many charities as you like. Just set up multiple fundraising pages (one for each charity) and start fundraising

How do I create or join a fundraising team?

This is really easy once you click Start Fundraising. On the right hand side of your fundraising page you can either join or create a fundraising team and from there just follow the on-screen prompts to complete.

How do I start Fundraising?

This year all fundraising is done online. You can set up your own fundraising page via the Everyday Hero page. Just click Start Fundraising and from there you can create a page, share it with your friends and start fundraising.

When you are setting up your fundraising account, make sure you use the same first name, last name and email address as you did during the event entry process to ensure we can easily calculate your Hero Time.

I need help with my fundraising page.

Please contact Everyday Hero’s support team on 1300 798 768 or help@everydayhero.com.au between 7am – 6pm AEST Monday – Friday for any fundraising page or team queries.

What if my favourite charity isn’t on the list?

If your favourite charity is not on the existing list, you’ll need to ask them to contact Everyday Hero help@everydayhero.com.au to have them added as a certified charity.

What’s Hero Time?

In the Bridge to Brisbane Day, you run one race, but get two times – your race time and your Hero Time. Your Hero Time equals your race time minus one second for every $1 you raise for charity. You must use the official Bridge to Brisbane Everyday Hero page to be eligible for a Hero Time.

Do you offer refunds?

Sorry.  No refunds.  As we have a limited number of entries to this year’s event!

Is there a Baggage Drop

No, sorry due to safety reasons we do not have a baggage drop service for this event.   We recommend you wear an old jumper in the morning that you would like to donate to charity and we will collect it and donate on your behalf.

What’s included in my entry?

Your entry fee includes:

  • An official The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Day technical running t-shirt
  • Your race number and timing chip
  • Free public transport
  • Exclusive Bib-ileges offer at South Bank Parkland retail stores after the event on Sunday 27 August
  • The opportunity to race in Brisbane’s most unique courses.
  • and of course, the opportunity to be a part of Queensland’s largest community fun run.
When is the Event?

Sunday August 27, 2017.

Race Day

Can I bring my pet?

No, for health and safety reasons pets are not allowed on course. Of course registered guide dogs are always welcome.

Can I listen to an iPod/headphone device?

We recommend you don’t, as you will need to be able to hear/follow instructions of event personnel, fellow runners.

Can I push a Pram/Stroller?

Yes definitely, prams/ strollers are allowed. Children in prams are free but they will not receive a race kit or finisher t-shirt.

Please note that prams are required to start at the back of their chosen start zone.

Can I ride my skateboard/rollerblades/scooter?

No, due to health and safety guidelines, these methods of transport are banned from the event.

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 happens if I have lost a child/adult?

Any lost people will be directed to the information tent at the Finish Village. We recommend you make a meeting spot with your group before the event starts.

HOT TIP for parents. Write your emergency contact details on the back of your child’s race number just to make sure if they do become displaced from you we can easily contact you.

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 and alert your nearest marshal or call our medical command center or call OOO.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothes and sensible shoes for running/walking. Be aware that some fabrics may cause chafing or blisters. An old jumper and/or t-shirt that you are happy to give to charity may be worn for warmth prior to doing a warm up, otherwise you can store this in your car/with a friend or family member prior to the start of the race if you do not wish to dispose of any clothing.

Please note that a baggage service will not be available for health and safety reasons. Please ensure you make alternative arrangements.

What time does the Race Start?
6:10am 10km Blue & Red Elite Runners Start
6:20am 10km Green Runners Start
6:40am 10km Yellow Joggers Start
7:10am 10km Grey Walkers Start
9:20am 5km Event Start
Award Presentations

Times are subject to change*

Will I be timed?

Yes, all competitors will receive a timing device as part of their race kit. The timing device will be attached to the back of your race number. Please don’t remove, fold or damage your race number as this may affect your race time. You DO NOT need to attach the timing device to your shoelace as the race bib number will be your official timing device.

Race Entry

Do I have to run 10km?

No, you can choose between a 5km or 10km distance. You can run or walk either of these; you will be able to select your starting zone when completing your entry. If you decide to walk, please move to the left to let others pass you easily.

Do you offer refunds?

Sorry.  No refunds.  As we have a limited number of entries to this year’s event!

How much does it cost?

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

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

5km = $40

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

5km = $45

What are the Start Zones?

There are a number of Start Zones available to ensure that participants have the best experience possible. If you believe you are eligible to enter one of the Elite Categories but have not participated in the Bridge to Brisbane before please contact the Help Desk

10KM START ZONES
Sporting Wheelies  

Qualification Required for this Category

Blue Elite Under 30min

Qualification Required for this Category: 2016 B2B event results or equivalent distance event <40min

Red Elite Under 50min

Qualification Required for this Category: 2016 B2B event results or equivalent distance event <50min

Green Runner Under 60min
Yellow Jogger Under 85min
Grey Walker Over 85min
5KM START ZONES
Purple Elite Under 20min

Qualification Required for this Category: 2016 B2B event results or equivalent distance event <20min

Orange Runner Under 30min
Aqua Jogger Under 45min
Pink Walker Over 45min
What if I want to change my Start Zone or Distance?

If you entered before 5 August or have selected to pick up your race number at the Race Office, please contact Help Desk to make the change. If you would like to change into a qualifying start zone (blue or red for 10km or purple for 5km) you will need to provide proof of your time from a previous Bridge to Brisbane or another officially timed event.

If you entered on or after 5 August and have selected to have your race number posted, you will need to bring your coloured race number to our Race Office during opening hours so that we can make the change and issue you with a new bib.

Will my Race Kit be posted?

Please note that the cut-off date to have your race number and t-shirt posted to you is Friday the 5th of August – no race packs will be posted past this date.

If you selected the postage option in the entry process, your race number will be sent to the valid Australian address you provided on your entry.  Everyone who selected posted up until the July 3 should start to receive their packs from Monday 17 July.

If you did not select the postage option in the entry process, you will need to collect your race number and t-shirt from the Race Office.

Race Informaiton

Do I have to run 10km?

No, you can choose between a 5km or 10km distance. You can run or walk either of these; you will be able to select your starting zone when completing your entry. If you decide to walk, please move to the left to let others pass you easily.

What’s included in my entry?

Your entry fee includes:

  • An official The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Day technical running t-shirt
  • Your race number and timing chip
  • Free public transport
  • Exclusive Bib-ileges offer at South Bank Parkland retail stores after the event on Sunday 27 August
  • The opportunity to race in Brisbane’s most unique courses.
  • and of course, the opportunity to be a part of Queensland’s largest community fun run.
When is the Event?

Sunday August 27, 2017.

Will I receive a race time?

Yes, your entry includes a race number with a disposable timing chip attached. You will be able to view your time online after the event or you can choose to have your time sent to you via SMS when you register for an additional cost

Transport

Will there be transport available to/from the event?

Yes, all participants receive FREE public transport on event day until 3pm. All you need to do is show your official 2017 race number on Brisbane Transport Buses and Qld Rail Trains.  Please note, due to capacity levels City Cat and Ferry services will not be included in the free public transport.

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