Port to Park Regos Hit 2,000

August 11, 2021

REGISTRATIONS have cracked the 2,000 mark just days out from Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Port to Park fun run, with participants eager to get their hands on race shirts this week.

On Friday, CQU Gladstone Marina Campus will transform into the Port to Park race office, with volunteers on-hand and armed with race packs to distribute ahead of the Port City’s new-look fun run.

The Port to Park Race Pack includes a disposable timing bib and a free race shirt.

All participants have to do is bring their e-ticket and valid ID to collect their race pack.

Chief Operating Officer Craig Walker said the race would boost community spirit whilst celebrating some of GPC’s biggest parkland milestones including the 25th anniversary of Spinnaker Park and the first birthday of Eat Shores 1B.

“GPC has been working around-the-clock with our event partners and sponsors to bring this event to life and we’re all very excited to see locals lace up on Sunday morning,” Mr Walker said.

“A lot of effort has gone into creating the new-look fun run, everything from a new race course to the race shirts and of course the birthday bash at East Shores 1B awaiting runners at the end of their race,” he said.

“Sunday will be a fantastic time for us to celebrate our parklands as a community and to celebrate our health and wellbeing.”

Participants are encouraged to be race ready and leave scooters, bikes and furry friends at home.

“The most important part about Port to Park is that it’s a fun run and we’re encouraging our participants to walk, run, skip or jog whether you’re in your active wear or a pink tutu,” Mr Walker said.

“There are plenty of prizes up for grabs including random prize draws at the finish line.”

Online registrations are open until 10am on Thursday 12 August at https://live-gpcl.pantheonsite.io/port-to-park

The Race office opens this Friday from 7.30am until 6.30pm and Saturday from 8.00am until 12noon at the CQUniversity Marina Campus, Leo Zussino building (Bryan Jordan Drive). Participants can also collect their race packs before their race if they arrive early.