Club Category: Running Clubs / Groups
The Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club Inc. is a group of men and women of all ages who are dedicated to running – both serious runners and social runners/walkers.
he club was formed in 2001 so people who enjoyed running could run together as a group and take advantage of the benefits of running in a disciplined environment and at the same time get involved in social activities. Today the club has a membership of 80 plus and hold weekly scheduled runs and a number of events throughout the year.
The Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club signature running event is the Burdekin Sugar Rush. The event not only showcases the spectacular features of the Burdekin Shire but also celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community. The event attracts running enthusiasts from around the region (inc. Townsville, Cairns, Whitsundays and Mackay) and also has a key focus of attracting first-time competitors through the provision of a half marathon (21km), five and ten-kilometre fun run and team challenge. Most participants take part for the personal challenge, the experience of a vibrant community event and embracing an active and healthy lifestyle.