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|Bridge to Brisbane|
(also 10 km, 5 km, Wheelchair 10 km)
|Course records||29:32 (M; 2009, Michael Shelley. 2014, Harry Summers); 33:54 (F; 2010, Cassandra Fien)|
Bridge to Brisbane is an annual long-distance fun prevail over a distance of 10-kilometre ( 6.2 nautical mile ) or 5-kilometre ( 3.1 nautical mile ) held in Brisbane, Australia in August. The first race occurred in 1997 with fewer than 5000 entrants and each year the event raises funds for charity. 2007 saw 24,350 runners participate. [ 1 ] In 2007 the Bridge to Brisbane attracted a field of up to 30,000 runners, while 2008 saw more than 36,000 people join the race and in 2009 more than 45,000 people took partially. [ 2 ]
path [edit ]
Until 2015 the race began at the southern side of the Eastern Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge in Lytton and finished at the Ekka showgrounds in Bowen Hills. The route travels along Kingsford Smith Drive and the Inner City Bypass, towards the city via the suburb of Hamilton and Bowen Hills. In 2016 the course was moved to Brisbane City. The start telephone line is in Spring Hill and participants cross three bridges before finishing in South Bank Parklands in South Brisbane. From 2021 the raceway returns to its original course.
Reading: Bridge to Brisbane – Wikipedia
A recent summation has been the incorporation of a 5 kilometres ( 3.1 mi ) rush ( from Breakfast Creek ) starting later than the full moon 10 kilometres ( 6.2 myocardial infarction ) slipstream, with some runners competing in both.
originally the race was called the ‘Bridge to Bay ‘ and alternatively of heading from the Gateway Bridge towards Brisbane, it headed towards the slide line finishing at Manly. The end of the race was then moved to New Farm Park. In 2007 the roads in the suburb of Fortitude Valley and New Farm became gridlocked. [ 3 ] This traffic congestion prompted another change of moving the finish to the RNA Showgrounds .
engagement [edit ]
|Year||Distances||Race registrants||Race finishers|
|2014||10 km, 5 km, Wheelie 10 km||28,418||23,821|
|2013||10 km, 5 km, Wheelie 10 km||41,504||34,262|
|2012||10 km, 5 km, Wheelie 10 km, Wheelie 5 km||39,881||33,263|
|2011||10 km, 5 km, Wheelie 10 km||42,546||34,147|
|2010||10 km, 5 km, Wheelie 10 km||37,743||31,983|
|2009||10 km, 5 km, Wheelie 10 km||45,247||37,282|
|2008||10 km, 5 km, Wheelie 10 km||35,842||30,314|
|2007||12 km, 4.5 km, Wheelie 12 km||28,272||23,791|
|2006||12 km, 4.5 km, Wheelie 12 km||23,514||21,072|