The picturesque Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands at Sandgate is set to host the inaugural SANDBAG Community Wellness Expo and Fun Run on Sunday 21st April from 7.00am - 2.00pm. It is all thanks to a major funding sponsorship by Medicare Local and the tireless work of the good people from the SANDBAG Community Centre, whose invaluable presence in the local community has been providing well needed assistance to those in need for over twenty years.
If you're looking to improve your health and fitness, or welcome some wellness into your life and that of your family, this is the event for you. An event for all ages, kids will be entertained with scheduled storytime, craft and activities, and there will be no shortage of entertainment and activities for the rest of the family, starting with the fun run.
The professionally coordinated fun run will kick off at 7.00am with an 8km or 4km option, and at 9.30am kids can enjoy a 1500m marshalled walk/run in their age group around the shaded lagoon, with medals for the first three places in each age group. For registration details and costs visit the fun run website.
The gorgeous greenery of the parklands will become a hive of activity hosting market stalls that are focussed on health and wellbeing, such as organic, locally grown produce, health providers and therapists including Medicare Local who will be providing health checks, and a tasty selection of healthy food and beverages. A live music and performance program co-ordinated by Zoli Mauritz of Sandgate's Music By The Sea fame will kick off with an indigenous music performance, followed by a range of mesmerising musicians.
A range of free activities including group yoga, Zumba and Tai Chi sessions will be open to anyone who cares to participate (all ages and abilities welcome), or for the more passive participants perhaps a relaxing massage or a laze under the shade of the trees with friends and family may appeal.
The event will conclude at 1.50pm as everyone is invited to join a closing ceremony circle. Be inspired and motivated to live a healthier life and become the best version of yourself at the SANDBAG Community Wellness Expo and Fun Run.