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Now is the time to make a change to your fitness level
As the run-down to Christmas and New Year festivities becomes closer by each day, many of us hope that this year we can curb our sweet tooths and have less of the famous plum pudding or fruit cake, which ultimately are the Christmas treats we are so fond of eating. Many New Year resolutions are also made at this time, some with amazing results and some with good intentions for another healthier year.
There are three separate kilometre lengths to suit each level of fitness, so you need not be worried if an 11 kilometre run is too much for you. The 11 kilometre run starts at 6.00am followed by a 5.5 kilometre run at 6.10am and lastly a 1 kilometre at 7.30am which is a kids event and can be run or walked. When checking in to collect your bib and timing tag, try to be early as this will lessen the line and time taken for everyone. All participants are to check in 30 minutes before your run begins.
Cost for the event ranges from $50 for an adult running 11 kilometres down to $12 for children. All children aged 5 years and under are free to participate with their parents. All information about the event and its entry fee is available on their website. There is also an advantage to register early to receive a discounted cost.
Participants running in the 5.5 and 11 kilometre runs will begin in the Queensland Maritime Museum, before following the Clem Jones Promenade, crossing the river via the Victoria Bridge. The course then follows the river through the Botanical Gardens to cross again at the Goodwill Bridge. The 11 kilometre runners will complete two laps of this course with the 5.5 kilometres runners, one lap.
Run for a good cause - photo courtesy of Active8Change.org facebook page
Public transport will not be available prior to the event and organisers suggest you get dropped off or consider car pooling to arrive at South Brisbane in time.
The featured charity for this year's Resolution Run is Multicap. Multicap is a disability support provider, which has served Queensland for over 50 years. It was founded by parents who required support for their children with high and complicated needs. The assistance provided helps with daily life and living skills, shared living arrangements, assisted employment, transport and travel arrangements, social activities, behaviour management and therapeutic support.
All this information and more can be located on their website.