Race Maps Revealed for P2P as Registration Numbers Hit 1,000
July 27, 2021
The official race maps for Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) new-look fun run, the Port to Park are no longer a mystery for more than a thousand eager participants who have already registered.
Less than 20-days remain until the starting line pistol fires, marking GPC’s newly-branded fun run.
The new running courses, include a 9 kilometre Koongo Dash and a 3 kilometre Yallarm Family Fun Run -both start and finish at GPC’s award-winning East Shores parklands.
For the runners who are keen for a challenge, The Koongo Dash is the best fit. The 9 kilometre course guides runners through East Shores, down to the Marina before and through to the turning point at Spinnaker Park before sprinting back through the Marina, up Goondoon Street, around the Grand Hotel and down to the finish line at East Shores.
While the 3 kilometre Yallarm Family Fun Run similar and features beautiful waterfront views, participants will instead make U-turn- at the Marina before making their way to the finish line at East Shores where the festival of fun awaits them.
Chief Operating Officer, Craig Walker said the courses are designed to showcase GPC’s picturesque waterfront parklands including East Shores, The Gladstone Marina and Spinnaker Park.
“We have received over 1100 registrations before we announced the race maps!” Mr Walker said.
“That just goes to show how eager the community is to get out for the Port to Park – they haven’t had a fun run of this size since 2019, so I think this year’s new-look event is going to be one to remember,” he said.
Mr Walker said the event coincides with the first anniversary of East Shores 1b since it opened as well as the 25th anniversary of Spinnaker Park.
“Not only are we proud to be celebrating the launch of our new fun run but we’re also throwing a birthday party for our parklands including East Shores 1b’s first anniversary,” he said.
“The Port to Park is a real milestone event celebrating everything the community loves about our parklands and its original, industrial history,” Mr Walker said.
“And what better way to celebrate these community milestones than to run through them with the entire community,” he said.
“I’m sure we will see a lot of locals using the new course maps to warm up and prepare themselves for the big event.”
“I can’t wait to see the whole community there on race day!”
The 9-kilometre Koongo Dash Map
The 3-kilometre Yallarm Family Fun Run Map