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10,000 women each year take on the 5km fun run with friends, family and a few long suffering husbands in a fun filled day for charity. Walk it or run it, but definitely do it! Do it solo, as a team, with friends or workmates. Don't be put off if you aren't that fit or cannot run, there is a category to suit everyone from elite runners down to social walkers.
The course starts at Cultural Forecourt, South Bank, Brisbane (look for the sea of pink near the Wheel of Brisbane) and runs through the Botanical Gardens. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest finisher in all age groups.
Children are of course encouraged to participate. Bubs and toddlers in prams do not have to register, but if the child is able to run the whole course then they'll need to be registered. Note that no dogs are allowed on the day due to safety concerns with the number of people. Toilets are available at the start/finish line and also in the Botanical Gardens.
All registrants receive funky Rebel Race Day Kit consisting of your race bib, race day information and limited edition 25th anniversary t-shirt.
Participants are categorised on the day according to the category level they chose upon registration. Race start times are:
6.45 am: Runners under 30 minutes will start (PURPLE zone)
6.55 am: Runners 30-35 minutes will start (BLUE zone)
7.10 am: Runners over 35 minutes and runners with prams will start (ORANGE zone)
7.30 am: Walkers, wheelchair participants (who will complete the course being pushed by a buddy)
Elite wheelchair athletes should contact the head office on 1800 440 155 to ensure they are placed in the correct category for them.
Proceeds from the day go towards the fight to end breast cancer. You could be sitting around doing nothing for the morning, or you could get out and about having an immediate impact on the arduous breast cancer fight.
Transport to the event is easy as Southbank is the base. Train, bus, ferry or car parking options are available. See the website for getting there details.
All images used in this article are courtesy of the official event website and Facebook page