Bridge to Brisbane

  • Event Holder
    Bridge to Brisbane
  • Date
    21 Aug 2022
  • Time
    06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Admission Price
    10k is $45; 5k is $35
  • Location
    Brisbane, QLD

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2022-08-21 06:00:00 2022-08-21 12:00:00 Australia/Sydney Bridge to Brisbane The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane is Queensland's largest fun run that starts from the Sir Leo Hielschler Bridge in Murarrie and follows a 10km or 5km course alongside the Brisbane River to the Brisbane Showgrounds in Bowen Hills. Get on board and enjoy a great morning out. Brisbane, QLD Bridge to Brisbane


  • Community
  • Sport
Target Demographics
  • 0 - 15 Years
  • 16 - 39 Years
  • 25 - 54 Years
  • 16 - 54 Years
  • 55+ Years
  • Families
Target Regions
  • Within 1 hour of the Event
  • Queensland

Sponsorship Benefits

The 10km run

The 10km course will start at the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge – South (formerly Gateway Bridge), travel along Kingsford Smith Drive, continue along the Inner City Bypass (ICB), exit onto Mayne Street, into Hamilton Place, then end at the Brisbane Showground.

The 10km course is generally flat however the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge has an incline of 5.1 degrees for approximately 1km and there is another smaller incline between the 8km and 9km mark.

The 5km run
The 5km course will start from Hamilton Recreational Reserve on Remora Road at Portside, Hamilton. The course will turn left onto Kingsford Smith Drive and follow the last 5km of the 10km event.

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Event Background

Bridge to Brisbane is an annual long-distance fun run over a distance of 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) or 5-kilometre (3.1 mi) held in Brisbane, Australia in September.

The race distance is currently 10 km, although this has not been consistent over the life of the race. The first race occurred in 1997 with fewer than 5000 entrants and each year the event raises funds for charity. 2007 saw 24,350 runners participate. In 2007 the Bridge to Brisbane attracted a field of up to 30,000 runners, while 2008 saw more than 36,000 people join the race and in 2009 more than 45,000 people took part.

The race takes place between the southern side of the Eastern Sir Leo Hielscher Bridge in Lytton and the Ekka showgrounds in Bowen Hills. The route travels along Kingsford Smith Drive and the Inner City Bypass, towards the city via the suburbs of Hamilton and Bowen Hills.

A recent addition has been the incorporation of a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) race (from Breakfast Creek) starting later than the full 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) race, with some runners competing in both.

Originally the race was called the 'Bridge to Bay' and instead of heading from the Gateway Bridge towards Brisbane, it headed towards the coast line finishing at Manly. The end of the race was then moved to New Farm Park. In 2007 the roads in the suburbs ofFortitude Valley and New Farm became gridlocked. This traffic congestion prompted another change of moving the finish to the RNA Showgrounds.

Event Details

When you run The Sunday Mail Suncorp Bank Bridge to Brisbane, you'll get two times. One is your regular race time and the other is your Hero Time.

Your Hero Time equals your race time minus one second for every $1 you raise for charity. You must use the official Bridge to Brisbane Everyday Hero page to be eligible for a Hero Time.

This year, you can choose any charity you would like to raise funds.

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