If you haven't noticed, it's fun run season in Mackay so grab your calendar out and sign up for one today!
We love the concept of 5km charity fun run/walk and they are definitely best enjoyed with a friend – even if you can’t run the full 5km, lots of people (including us) come along to run a bit - walk a bit, just to be part of the great atmosphere fun runs create.
Your participation in these events helps local charities but it also gives back to your own health and happiness by getting out, getting active and connecting with your local Mackay community.
If you’re up for longer distances, some of these events cater for longer run.
There’s usually coffee available at the finish line so there’s really no reason to not get signed up for one of these up-coming fun run/walks in our Mackay region.
Run2Glow – Blue Water Quay – 4th August
Organised by the LRC Running Club and supporting Mental Health through the Mackay Hospital Foundation. Registration is $10 and completed on the day. Don't forget your glow sticks!
Mackay Mountain Marathon 5km Trail Run – Eungella National Park – 5th August
Designed to get us all back to nature, some funds from this event support local Rural Fire groups. Registration is online $5 - $15 depending on the age category. Registrations close this Friday so get in this week if you're interested.
Beach to Gardens 5km fun run/walk – Queens Park – 20th August
Supporting RACQ Rescue and catering for dog walks this year. Registration $35-$50 depending on the category. Options include the 1.5km dog walk, 5km 8km & 16km run/walk.
Run as 1 Cystic Fibrosis 5km fun run/walk, dog walk – Caneland Park – 27th August.
Supporting Cystic Fibrosis research, there are lots of options for registration here, kids under 8 are free and other prices range from $22 - $80 - check out the family package!
Run for MI Life 5km Run/Walk – West Leagues Club, Walkerston – 15th October
Supporting Suicide Prevention Programs, there are some great options here for registration including primary and secondary groups. As well as Walkerston, this event has expanded out into Glenden, Bowen, Ayr, Airlie Beach, Moranbah and Brisbane.