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J2J excitement is off and racing

Posted: 8am 29 Jan 2021

This year’s Jetty 2 Jetty is off to a running start with course certification, a new 10km wheelchair race and registrations flowing already.

In the event’s 35th year, the Association for International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) has officially certified the race.

This certification means the course has been accurately measured and set up, so competitors complete the correct distance.

Those running can be considered by athletic governing bodies for records or qualifying criteria.

Plus, the performance by this year’s runners can be considered by other certified races.

The new certification is expected to be a drawcard for serious runners and the wheelchair 10km race, which opens for registration soon, is also expected to draw competitors from across the state and beyond. The new category follows last year’s event in which an elite wheelchair athlete took part as well as other wheelchair participants. It made sense to make it official this year.

Great move for event

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) Chairman Shane Newcombe said these were exciting additions to one of the most scenic and popular running events on the calendar.

“I am proud of the team who work tirelessly to make this fun run better each year. The inclusion of the 10km wheelchair category will be a fantastic addition, making the event as inclusive as the course allows,” he said.

“To have the course certified was not an easy feat, we are excited to be officially certified, which separates our fun run from others and gives runners the choice to join the ranks of the professional international races such as the Sunshine Coast Marathon.”

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery is also elated with the course certification and inclusion of the 10km wheelchair race.

“There’s no better way for our events to be bouncing back from COVID than by making them more inclusive for all,” he says.

“My ambition is to make this region the most accessible in South East Queensland and the inclusion of a wheelchair race is a great way to demonstrate that there are no barriers to enjoying the beauty of Moreton Bay.”

Early bird tickets

Get in quick to take advantage of the early bird discount pricing as it wraps up on January 31.

There are race distances to suit everyone − 3km, 5km, 10km and 21km. Visit j2j. com.au/register to sign up before the price increase.

Runners are encouraged to sign up as a team and they can save 10 per cent if they register with a team of 10 or more by May 3. Entry for the 21km and 10km events includes a singlet, while 3km and 5km participants receive a cap.

Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run is brought to you by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism and Moreton Bay Road Runners, in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council.

EVENT DETAILS:

What: Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

When: Sunday, July 18 2021

Time: 5.30-10am

Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf

For full event details and further information, visit www.j2j.com.au.

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