Plan your Fun Run

Where will you walk, jog or run your 5km on 7 March?

Need some inspiration on where to walk, jog or run your 5KM on Sunday 7 March? To get the most out of your walk, jog or run in your neighbourhood and to help raise awareness and support for women with breast cancer, we have included some handy tips, as well as, a number of suggested courses below*

Don’t forget to wear your sea of pink t-shirt on the day and keep an eye out for other people taking part in support of women with breast cancer!

Plan your route

Visit your your local council's website for recommendations of suitable walking tracks, or browse for suggested routes in your neighbourhood on Strava 

To get you started, we have put together some handy suggestions below.

You could also use Google Maps to plan your 5 km route.

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Be prepared—stay sun smart!

Wear sunscreen and adequate sun protection, such as a hat and sunglasses. Seek shade and stay hydrated throughout your run, jog or walk by bringing a reusable water bottle..

Check local weather conditions

Make sure you check your local weather warnings pack a rain jacket or any gear you might need to stay in tiptop condition. If you're heading out to a trail, it's essential to check the website prior to heading out.

Bring adequate water

Adjust your water according to your individual needs, distance, and the weather. For 5 km, it's a good idea to bring at least 1L just in case.

Be aware of your surroundings

We know you want to check your phone and post some selfies but please stay aware of your surroundings, stop and move off to the side of the path when doing so

Stay COVID safe

If walking, jogging or running with others, ensure you are following all current COVID Safe regulations and maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people.

Maintain social distancing  Wash your hands regularly  Download the Covid Safe app

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Stay informed

Remember, COVID-19 restrictions are always changing, so keep up to date with the latest advice from Queensland Health. Visit the Queensland Health website for information on restrictions in your area.

*Please note: The courses below are suggestions only. There will not be Mater organised events in any of these locations. Please seek advice from your local council for additional information about the areas.

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Townsville

The Strand

A beachfront walk which spans 2.5km

Location – The Strand, North Ward, QLD 4810

Starting Point – Anzac Park 

Distance – 2.5km

 

Riverway Circuit

A 3.7km circuit along the Ross River with views of the river. 

Location – 20 Village Blvd, Thuringowa Central, QLD, 4817

Starting Point – Riverway Arts Centre

Distance - 3.7km

 

Wetlands Circuit

Walk along Ross River with many parks to stop at along the way.

Location – Aplins Weir Park, Burt Street, Mundingburra, QLD 4812

Starting Point – Aplins Weirs Rotary Park

Distance – 5.9km

Cairns

Arrow Tracks/Mt Whitfield

Situated at Mt Whitfield Conservation Park, the arrow tracks are set amongst the lush rainforest. 

Location – 46 Collins Ave, Edge Hill, QLD 4870

Starting Point – Behind the Tanks Art Centre

Distance – 5.4km.

 

Cairns Esplanade 

A beautiful 5km walk along the esplanade. 

Location – Cairns Esplanade, Cairns, QLD 4870

Starting Point - At the Cairns Lagoon or the Pirate Ship Playground 

Distance – 5km

Mackay and surrounds

Gooseponds

There are variety of walking tracks around the beautifyl wetlands lagoon. 

Location – 12 The Goose Walk, North Mackay, QLD 4740

Starting Point – Enter the trail from the carpark 

Distance – Up to 8km

 

Honeyeater Lookout

One of Whitsundays most popular bushwalks. This is for the adventurous, with  views of Airlie Beach and surrounds. 

Location – Kara Cresent, Airlie Beach, QLD 4800

Starting Point –At the top of Kara Crescent

Distance – 8km

Rockhampton

Kershaw Gardens 

Take a walk in this park with stunning views of a waterfall. 

Location – Moores Creek Rd, Park Avenue, QLD 4701

Starting Point – Moores creek road car park entrance 

Distance – 3.7km

 

Yeppoon Foreshore 

This great walk goes along the coastline with views of the ocean. 

Location – 1 Scenic Hwy, Cooee Bay, QLD 4703

Starting Point – Merc Anderson Park along the esplanade as far as you would like before turning around

Distance – 8km

Bundaberg

Bargara to Kellys Beach

A coastal walk alongside the sandy white beach.

Location – Fred Courtice Ave, Bargara, QLD 4670

Starting Point – Nielsen Park down to Kelly’s Beach

Distance – 6km

 

Botanic Gardens Tracks

There are some great walking locations and bush tracks through the wetlands.

Location – 6 Mount Perry Rd, Bundaberg North, QLD 4670

Starting Point – Numbered entry points to start from

Distance - Up to 2km

 

Riverside Boardwalk 

This is a great boardwalk along the Burnett River. This walk is 3km from start to finish.

Location –  Riverside Parklands, 1 Quay St, Bundaberg Central, QLD 4670

Starting Point – Riverside Parklands returns

Distance – 3km

Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba to Alexandra Headlands

This is a scenic 6km return track along the coast with views of the ocean.

Location – Alex Skate Park, Alexandra Headland, QLD 4572

Starting Point – Alex Skate Park

Distance – 6km

 

Mooloolah River National Park

This coastal lowland habitat features open eucalypt woodlands, melaleuca forests and a rainforest. Choose from 2km up to 5km return trip. 

Location – State Route 6, Glenview, QLD 4553

Starting Point – Entrance behind the Information Centre carpark

Distance – 2km or 5km

Brisbane

New Farm to Teneriffe

A riverside trail of 6km return. 

Location – 1042 Brunswick St, New Farm, QLD 4005

Starting Point – New Farm Park to the Teneriffe Ferry Terminal, return

Distance – 6km

 

Manly to Wynnum Shoreline

A great seafront walk of 6km return. 

Location – Bayside Park, Fairlead Crescent, Manly. QLD . 4179

Starting Point – Bayside Park to Breakwater Park, return

Distance – 6km

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