Botanic to Bridge sponsors contribute to events ongoing success

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Over the past five years Gladstone’s favourite FunD Run, the Botanic to Bridge has invested over $200,000 into the Gladstone region, distributed through a major community beneficiary, and primary and secondary schools across the region.

Community events of this calibre are not possible without the support of sponsors, GPC would like to thank all new and returning event partners for their continued support in 2015. 

GPC would like to make a special mention of this year’s event platinum sponsor rt health fund.

GPC CEO Craig Doyle said it was great to have a new sponsor at this platinum level.

“Rt health's long term commitment to the Botanic to Bridge will not only add to the sustainability of the event, but provides an opportunity for industry to work together to make a difference in the community,” Mr Doyle said.

“They were eager to be a part of Gladstone’s favourite FunD Run and we’re proud to have them on board as platinum sponsors for the next three years. Like all our valued partners, the intent to invest in the community is genuine, and this provides a great vehicle to do that."

"We have a great team of like minded partners that help us deliver this event to the community. New major sponsors such as Orica enable this event to continue in Gladstone. 

Simone Tregeagle, rt health fund’s Chief Operating Officer said that they are delighted to be supporting this fantastic community event. 

“As Australia’s only industry health fund for people in the transport and energy sectors, we’re very excited to be getting to know the Gladstone community better,” Ms Tregeagle said.

“Events like the Botanic to Bridge are what we love about Gladstone: the community getting involved in a great event and working to support each other and people who need a hand. We’re looking forward to having a few of our own crew out running on the day and contributing to the local schools and major community beneficiary,” she said. 

Early bird registrations are now open for 3km and 8km events which will be held on Sunday 16th August. 

GPC’s Botanic to Bridge is proudly supported by a team of sponsors including rt Health Fund, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, GLNG and Orica.

Running over the Matthew Flinders Bridge

Ensuring the show must go on was a priority for Gladstone Regional Council and Walz, making a decision to postpone works for 6 days to ensure the community event could continue to progress.

The Matthew Flinders bridge, the iconic home stretch of the FunD Run, will begin replacement works to the bridge’s main pivot bearings from or around the 6th July, which will close the bridge to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for a up to 10 weeks.

Gladstone Regional Council and Walz however have committed to opening the bridge on Sunday 16th August to pedestrians and emergency vehicles to allow for the Botanic to Bridge to go ahead.

The bridge bearing replacement project is scheduled to commence in July and will be completed in September. 

Photo caption: The Botanic to Bridge has become a highlight of the Gladstone Calendar thanks to the support of sponsors and participants. See you at the start line Sunday 16th August.



Our Major Sponsors

Gladstone Ports Corporation is the major sponsor of the 2014 Botanic to Bridge