LifestyleRegistrations open soon for Cane2Coral event

Registrations open soon for Cane2Coral event

Cane2Coral participants in 2019 – the last time the event was held.

The Activate! Queensland Cane2Coral will be on in 2023 after a three-year hiatus, with families, friends and teammates encouraged to sign up to walk, jog or run and have plenty of fun at the upcoming event.

Registrations for the 23 July event will open this Saturday, with new course distances catering for runners and walkers of all ages and skillsets.

Cane2Coral coordinator Terry Harlick said new course details had just been announced and would feature some familiar routes to those who have been part of the event since the beginning.

“The course is the ‘original' course of which was used last in 2016,” he said.

“There will be a 21.1km (half marathon), 15km, 8km, 4km, and the addition of a 2km inclusive event.”

Terry said 2023 would mark the 11th year of Cane2Coral, with the fun run and the participants collectively raising a total of $577,786 for the community and select charities since its inception.

He said there were many benefits to participating, and that it is not just about exercise.

“Participating in the event is a great opportunity to help raise money for a selected charity as well as to add to the overall funds distribution at the end of the event,” Terry said

“It is also a wonderful event for families to enter into and participate in together and for groups from workplaces, sports clubs, schools and community groups to raise funds while team building.”

A family fun day will also be held on Saturday 22 July.

Terry said while the event wasn't until July, there had already been an outpouring of community support.

“The excitement in the lead up to and upon the announcement has been phenomenal, and our socials have exploded with positive support for the event” he said.

“We’re excited to see how many entrants we get, both locally and from outside of Bundaberg with many past participants travelling a significant distance to attend.

“There's the opportunity to dress up in costumes with prizes available for the largest teams with thanks to our Teams Sponsor The Waves Sports Club, as well as prizes for individuals who place in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall.”

To those who wish to support the 2023 Cane2Coral, Terry said there was still time to sign up as a sponsor.

“Firstly, we’d like to thank our very generous sponsors for coming on board in support of the event, without their support, the event would not be possible” he said.

“We still have several sponsorship opportunities available – interested parties should contact us for a sponsorship proposal as soon as possible.”

“Volunteers also make up a large part of our event with some 200 volunteers required. 

“If there are any members of the community that can volunteer either in the lead up to the event, or on the event day, please visit our website or call us and register your interest'

The Activate! Queensland Cane2Coral is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.

Registrations open on Saturday. Find out more here.

2023 Cane2Coral course details:

21.1k Half Marathon
Start: Within CQUniversity Grounds
Finish: Nielson Park, Bargara

Distance: 15km
Start: Quay Street, Bundaberg
Finish: Nielson Park, Bargara

Distance: 8km
Start: Corner of Presslers and Bargara Roads, Kalkie. Near Kalkie State School
Finish: Nielson Park, Bargara

Distance: 4km
Start: On the oval at Bargara State School
Finish: Nielson Park, Bargara

Distance: 2km approx
Location: Nielson Park, Bargara

The 2023 Cane2Coral will be held on Sunday 23 July.

Pre-register your interest here or follow the Facebook page for updates.

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