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Moreton Bay - Redcliffe 21KM Scenic Run

Posted: 12pm 07 May 2020

Scarborough marks the turn-back point for the 21 Kilometre Half Marathon Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run. The return route from Scarborough back to Pelican Park, Clontarf will take you all along the Redcliffe waterfront up and down small hills and sloping gradients making it an ideal stretch not only for performing a running exercise but also for a spot of peninsula bike riding. Here’s the lowdown on what you’ll encounter as you leg it along the foreshore for J2J.

Jetty 2 Jetty is Moreton Bay Region’s Most Picturesque Fun Run

The water vistas across the bay accompany you all the way back to Clontarf. These water views are complemented by sandy beaches and sprawling foreshore parks dotted with towering hoop pines, while along the roadside you’ll see luxury apartments, units, houses, resorts, cafes, restaurants and shops as far as the eye can see. What you really should keep an eye out for along this waterside stretch are whales as Moreton Bay Region’s whale season is currently underway lasting into October.

1st Half of Your J2J Return Run

Grab a drink from the hydration stations before running back from Scarborough. Once you’ve rehydrated push on back to the foreshore, you’ll first pass by Scarborough Park and Pirate Playground. There are Jetty 2 Jetty hydration stations along with toilets situated within this park with more bathrooms and amenities handily placed along the return route. Don’t let yourself be distracted by the tantalising smells of freshly roasting coffee wafting across the street from the cafes lining Landsborough Avenue. Keep pounding the pavement following its winding flow as it snakes past Queens Beach North, Queens Beach, Queens Beach South, and Redcliffe Jetty, all the way down to the popular Settlement Cove Lagoon situated not far from Bee Gees Way off Redcliffe Parade.

2nd Half of Your J2J Return Run

You’ll find more toilets by Settlement Cove Lagoon and witness lots of families and kids playing and splashing about in the water. This lagoon is a favourite seaside paradise for families with younger children as its free to use, safe and open all year round offering BBQ facilities, playgrounds and other amenities to park-goers. Forget about the burn as you watch people play and have fun while you power through the area.

Continue along the snaking path whizzing past Suttons Beach, Suttons Beach Park and Margate Beach. There is another hydration station located at Suttons Beach and both beaches are equipped with toilets. Another hydration station awaits between Margate Beach and Scotts Point Progress Park. Not far to go now!

You’ll sprint past Scotts Point Progress Park – another hydration station located nearby here – and Gayundah Coastal Arboretum before coming across the Gayundah shipwreck lying dormant in the lapping waves off Gayundah Esplanade beneath the cliffs of Woody Point. This once proud Navy warship was sadly wrecked in the 19th century.

Don’t stop for a photo op just yet, you’re onto your last 2 kms now to the finish line at Pelican Park, Clontarf, just keep pushing yourself past The Belvedere Hotel, a permanent fixture on Woody Point’s skyline since the 1890s and along the Clontarf foreshore for the final stretch.

Once you've crossed the finish line at Pelican Park, re hydrate, rest and then make sure you take advantage of the scenic location for that post-run selfie!

To help train for the J2J half-marathon, check out these guides

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