Where will you walk, jog or run your Ks?
Need some inspiration? To help you get the most out of your walk, jog or run, we’ve included some handy tips and 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 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 route.
Staying safe during your Fun Run
Your safety is our key priority, so please check your local Government guidelines to ensure you’re safe to walk in your community. ?
It doesn't matter if you're walking 5 km or 25 km, it's always best to be prepared.
For the latest emergency and disaster warnings in Queensland, please visit the links below
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.
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'll 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-19 safety regulations and maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people.
Remember, COVID-19 restrictions are always changing, so keep up to date with the latest advice from your local Goverment. Visit your local Government health website for information on restrictions in your area.
New South Wales
*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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A beachfront walk which spans 2.5km
Location – The Strand, North Ward, QLD 4810
Starting Point – Anzac Park
Distance – 2.5km
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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