Early bird registrations are closing soon for Queensland’s longest running fun run – the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run.
The 2023 event will be held on Sunday, July 16 at Pelican Park, Clontarf, and organisers are urging eager entrants to register early as categories are expected to sell out again this year.
“Jetty 2 Jetty is always hugely popular,” Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) CEO Shane Newcombe says.
“We had waiting lists for most categories last year, so people should get in early to avoid missing out.”
Discounted early bird registrations for all categories close on January 31.
The 2023 event will again offer a range of categories suited to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels, including 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km (half-marathon).
Mr Newcombe says MBRIT is proud to be including the 10km Elite Wheelchair category in Jetty2Jetty for the third year.
“It’s important that all of our events are more inclusive and accessible – and it’s fitting in this, the Year of Accessible tourism, that we have an accessible course,” he says.
Jetty 2 Jetty’s course certification from AIMS, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, has put the event on the national and international stage, with runners eligible to set records and achieve marathon qualification points.
Mayor Peter Flannery says signing up for Jetty2Jetty is the best way to start the new year.
“Beyond the beautiful views out to our bay, what makes me most proud about Jetty2Jetty is that anyone of any age and any ability can compete - in fact I’ve seen whole families cross the finish line together. It’s fantastic,” he says.
“But of course it’s the views that bring entrants from far and wide, in fact I’d say this is the most spectacular running course in Australia
“If you’ve never been before, make it your 2023 resolution to get involved.”
How to register
Entry prices include official 2023 merchandise, with 21km and 10km entrants receiving a J2J singlet and 3km and 5km entrants receiving a J2J visor. Merchandise is also available for purchase at the time of registration.
Runners can save on their entry fee by signing up, or joining, a team of 10 or more by May 1, receiving a 10 per cent discount.
The Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run is proudly presented by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and Moreton Bay Road Runners in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council.
For more information and to register click here.
A Brave Life has been named the official Jetty2Jetty charity partner for 2023.
Every year the event nominates a charity to support, raising funds through race registration and encouraging additional fundraising.
Founded by Australian of the Year nominee Melissa Redsell, A Brave Life equips and empowers young mums facing a broad range of challenges such as domestic violence, poverty, trauma, relationship or family breakdown, unplanned pregnancy and homelessness.
Funds raised through Jetty2Jetty will help A Brave Life provide free baby bundles to young mothers, as well as delivering mentoring and life skills programs and Dare to Dream Big workshops.
Each bundle, consisting of a bag filled with new products, is designed for a young mother to arrive at the hospital with all the essentials needed for her newborn baby.
Find out more here.
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