In 1986, the Moreton Bay Road Runners (MBRR) quickly picked up on the growing success of fun runs and organised their own fun run - the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run.
There were 120 entrants in this inaugural run, which started at Rotary Park (just north of the Redcliffe Jetty) and went 4.75km south to Woody Point Jetty and back.
The Apex Club and the MBRR combined resources to organise the event, with all proceeds from this and the subsequent 10 years of fun runs donated to the Redcliffe Little Athletics Club.
The start line which can be seen in the photo above, was simply a painted line on the grass where Settlement Cove now occupies.
The route of the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run changed in 1993, starting and finishing at Bicentennial
Park, Clontarf, as it was decided that Rotary
Park was too small to cater for the growing number of fun runners.
This new route took runners over the old Hornibrook Bridge south to Brighton and back again.
In 1999, the MBRR committee decided that the fun run was growing beyond the human and financial resources of the club, so the Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run was offered to Ray Event Management, a part of United Sports Management who assisted the club to organise the event.
After the success at Bicentennial Park, the Seabrae Hotel (now occupied by Mon Komo), became a major sponsor and the race was shifted from Bicentennial Park to Settlement Cove area, where the run then went south to the Woody Point Jetty, and returned north again. For the first time the organisers were able to get the roads closed for the duration of the event.
In 2002, the Moreton Bay Road Runners decided to base the fun run at Woody Point where a new Jetty and comprehensive park amenities were now provided by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Three years after the move to Woody Point, a Half Marathon was added to the existing 3, 5, and 10km events.