What to expect at this year’s Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run
This year’s Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run (J2J) is off to a running start (pun-intended) with an official course certification, addition of a wheelchair race, new charity partner and registrations flowing already.
Whether you choose to walk or run, the annual J2J is an event for all ages and levels to suit everybody including:
Here’s what you can expect from this year’s J2J:
J2J is officially certified
In the event’s 35th year, the Association for International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) has officially certified the race.
This certification means, the course has been accurately measured and set up, so competitors complete the correct distance.
Those running can be considered by athletic governing bodies for records or qualifying criteria. Plus, the performance by this year’s runners can be considered by other certified races.
To have the course certified was not an easy feat, and event organisers are excited to be officially certified which separates the J2J fun run from other fun runs and gives runners the choice to join the ranks of the professional international races such as the Sunshine Coast Marathon
The new certification is expected to be a drawcard for serious runners and is expected to attract competitors from across the state and beyond.
Most inclusive J2J ever
The new GKS Law 10km wheelchair category follows last year’s event in which an elite wheelchair athlete took part as well as other wheelchair participants.
Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) Chairman Shane Newcombe said it made sense to add this new category.
“I am proud of the team who work tirelessly to make this fun run better each year. The inclusion of the GKS Law 10km wheelchair category will be a fantastic addition, making the event as inclusive as the course allows.”
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Mayor, Peter Flannery is also elated with the news of the course certification and inclusion of the 10km wheelchair race.
“I can’t understate my excitements about this, there’s no better way for our events to be bouncing back from COVID than by making them more inclusive for all,” he said.
“My ambition is to make this region the most accessible in South East Queensland and the inclusion of a wheelchair race is a great way to demonstrate that there are no barriers to enjoying the beauty of Moreton Bay.
Fundraising for the animals
Peninsula Animal Aid (PAA) has been announced as the 2021 Charity Partner.
The not-for-profit organisation is run entirely by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to the care and rehoming of stray and surrendered cats and dogs.
PAA is proud to be a no-kill shelter and receives no formal funding, relying entirely on the generosity of the people and business within the community.
If that doesn’t encourage you to lace up your runners and dig deep, we don’t know what will.
Everything health and fitness at the rebel Healthy Living Expo
Thanks to our friends at rebel, the Healthy Living Expo will be back at Pelican Park providing runners and their support crew with a one-stop-shop for all things health and well-being related. Relax, recover and stock up on some new supplies in the rebel Healthy Living Expo.
Keep your engine revving on the course
On the course, friendly volunteers will help keep runners hydrated and their engine’s “revving” thanks to the Grand Prix Mazda Caboolture Water Pit Stops. There’s six water stops spread along the course from Woody Point to Scarborough handing out sports drinks, water and loads of enthusiasm.
For full event details and further information please visit www.j2j.com.au.
The Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run is proudly brought to you by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and Moreton Bay Road Runners and partnered with Moreton Bay Regional Council.
This year’s event is proudly sponsored by rebel, Redcliffe Markets, GKS Law, Sesame Lane, Grand Prix Mazda Caboolture and media partners Channel 9 and B105.
Event: Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run
Date: Sunday, 18th July 2021
Time: 5:30am – 10am
Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf