When: Sunday 19 July, 2020
Where: Start and finish at Pelican Park, Clontarf
Put on your running shoes now to get race-fit for the Moreton Bay Region’s most popular fun run.
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run has a distance for everyone and caters to all abilities. Anyone can do it; age is no obstacle with bubs in strollers to seniors aged 80+ in the running (or walking) for a finisher’s medallion.
You can choose from a 3km, 5km, 10km or 21km loop that follows the scenic Redcliffe Peninsula. Families with young children can enjoy the 3km and 5km events, which have no age restrictions.
The course along the waterfront extends as far as Scarborough for the 21km runners, who kick off the staggered event from Pelican Park, Clontarf, at 6.00am. The 3km fun run/walk punters are the last to start at 8.30am.
This year the event is raising funds for Chameleon Housing, with a portion of every entry fee donated directly to this important cause.
The Kindred Healthy Living Expo is back again this year with plenty to see and do including health services, active wear, footwear, gyms, supplements and personal training groups.
For more information and registration go to the official Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run website.
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It’s hard to come up with five definitive ‘must sees’ in South East Queensland because we are so spoilt for choice in the scope of attractions that range from natural wonders through to cultural and indigenous heritage.
To make things easier, we’ve narrowed down the drive time from Scarborough to five things that are “do-able” in a day.
We’ve gone off the beaten track for some while others are an easy cruise for a big day out.
1. Mt Tempest on Moreton Island National Park: Moreton Island is the ultimate ‘must see’ destination on our list. And if you want to make the most of your visit, the 2.5 kilometre hike to the island’s highest sand dune Mt Tempest is well worth it. On a clear day, the view from the top takes in 360-degree views of the island and the Glasshouse Mountains on the mainland. Less challenging hikes are available if the two-hour return trip appears daunting.
2. Coastal drive or bike ride from Scarbrough to Shorncliffe: You can drive or ride a bicycle along this scenic route that passes through local coastal villages on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Cross the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge – at 2.7 kilometres in length, it is claimed to be Australia’s longest bridge – and cruise through Sandgate with its heritage-listed houses. At Shorncliffe, check out Shorncliffe Pier (see photo), which reopened in 2016 after a full refurbishment.
3. Deception Bay: Walk the four-kilometre heritage trail along the boardwalk and over mudflats at Deception Bay. Look out for the heritage-listed sea baths, rare surviving examples of 19th century tidal baths built for health and recreational purposes by landowner Dr Joseph Bancroft, who is recognised as a founder of medical research in Australia.
4. D’Aguilar National Park: It takes less than an hour by car to get to the Walkabout Discovery Centre at D’Aguilar National Park. The cool mountain tops and forest flats are home to a huge variety of native plants and animals. There are plenty of options for getting around including bush walking, mountainbike riding and trail rides on horseback.
5. St Helena Island National Park: Visit the 166ha island, the location of the state’s first penal settlement from 1867-1932. Take a guided tour to get educated on the colourful history of the island and to gain access to the restricted area that includes the remains of fragile structures such as the butcher shop and bakery. Seek out the middens and shell scatters left behind by indegenous people who visited the island for thousands of years.
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Ever thought about combining a shopping expedition with a mini break?
A weekend (or even weeknight) at the beach is the perfect way to de-stress before, during or after searching for your dream kitchen at IKEA or stocking up on bulk household items at Costco.
After a day spent dragging the kids from pillar to post in the quest to find a comfy couch or going through the exhausting process of shopping for life’s necessities, a night at a family- friendly resort directly opposite the beach is the ideal solution to shopping burn-out.
If you’re coming from out of town, it makes perfect sense to end a hectic day with a mindful stroll along the beach followed by a spa and sauna at Scarborough Beach Resort.
If retail therapy is your thing, there’s the option of heading back along the Bruce the next day for another dose. Unless, that is, you decide to linger longer!
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