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Record Registrations for the 10th Botanic to Bridge

The people of Gladstone have sprinted to register for the 10th anniversary Botanic to Bridge (B2B) event, with over 1000 keen participants ready to pound the pavement on Sunday 18 August.

With 10% more registrations than this time last year, Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) are preparing for their biggest event yet.

GPC Acting CEO Craig Walker said with only four weeks left to register the B2B team are anticipating to see a record number of feet at the start lines.

“We have been blown away by the community’s interest in the event to date, it’s great to see everyone registering early and supporting our community beneficiary, Give Me 5 for Kids and local schools,” Mr Walker said.

“The event is one for all ages and abilities, is family friendly - anyone can take part, run, walk or shuffle!”

Assistant Minister and Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher encouraged families, businesses and keen runners to get a group together and support the event.

"Now in its tenth year, B2B has raised close to $400,000 for local schools and various community groups," Mr Butcher said.

"Last year more than 3,600 people took part in B2B, and by the way registrations are tracking I have no doubt we'll smash that figure this year."

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the Gladstone Regional Council and Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre are proud to be a gold sponsor for the event.

“We love to be a part of this event, it’s fantastic that together with local industries and businesses we can give so much back to our community,” Cr Burnett said.

B2B participants can select their local school or community beneficiary, Give Me 5 for Kids during the registration process.

Run along and register now at, registrations close Thursday 15 August at 10am.