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Team's Sprint to Support Local Community Event

Botanic to Bridge (B2B) participants are heating up the pavement as they race to register for the 10th anniversary event.

With hundreds of registrations hitting the database overnight, the B2B team are gearing up for the final week of registrations.

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) Acting CEO Craig Walker said with only six days left to register online, the team are busy working on the final preparations.

“Our B2B team work closely with local events company Gladstone Festivals and Events to deliver the race that stops Gladstone,” Mr Walker said.

“Registrations are just flying in; we’re currently tracking over 500 registrations ahead of this time last year, it’s truly great to see the figures.

“We’re just blown away at the community’s support for the event, it’s fantastic to see it so successful in its 10th year.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response from local groups and Industries registering large teams, such as Rio Tinto Yarwun, who have registered the biggest team in the event,” Mr Walker said.

Rio Tinto General Manager Mark Gilmore said their employees and their families have been signing up to the Botanic to Bridge for years.

“It is great to come together to help the community raise funds for a good cause, enjoy the Gladstone Marina Parklands and get fit along the way,” Mr Gilmore said.

“This year our Rio Tinto Yarwun team numbers have grown to 275 participants.

“We will be wearing our red Rio Tinto caps, so please come and have a chat, we look forward to seeing you all there.”

GPC would like to remind keen race goers that online registrations close at 10am on Thursday 15 August 2019, with complimentary race merchandise sizing limited.

The B2B Race Office will return to the CQUniversity Gladstone Marina Campus this year, and will be open both Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August for race pack collection.

Run along and register today at