GLADSTONE Ports Corporation has announced an ‘Active August’ campaign instead of the usual Botanic to Bridge fun run which can’t be held due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Acting CEO Craig Walker said the traditional B2B could not take place this year due to social distancing requirements, and instead Active August would challenge race goers to be active in the community for a whole month.

“After a highly successful event last year we made the tough decision to re-purpose B2B for its 11th year, and while this isn’t what we planned, we are definitely going to make the most of it,” Mr Walker said.

“At the core of our signature community event, B2B, is the desire to improve the overall health of the Gladstone community, to have fun whilst engaging everyone in physical exercise”.

People, community and sustainability general manager Rowen Winsor said the Active August campaign would embrace healthy lifestyles and community spirit while still financially supporting local schools and a community beneficiary.

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“We’re hoping everyone brings their a-game this year, by utilising GPC’s parklands including East Shores, Spinnaker Park and our beautiful Marina, wearing your brightest active wear and transforming Active August into a festival of fun and colour,” Ms Winsor said.

“This year’s B2B won’t be lost, and we want everyone to join us to celebrate our community spirit.”

GPC is asking everyone to make the most of their active moments by taking a selfie in their parklands and posting their brightest active moment during the month of August to the GPC Facebook and Instagram pages.

GPC will release event details, the beneficiary application process, prize structures and information on how people can be involved in Active August in the coming weeks – this can be found on GPC’s Facebook page or @gladstoneportscorporation on Instagram.

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