Did you know you can help those impacted by cancer and take steps to reduce your own cancer risk – at the same time?
In fact, you can join a community of like-minded Queenslanders who have signed up to do both – we’re talking about Team CCQ of course.
Through Team CCQ, you can register for an active event and maintain a healthy lifestyle while raising vital funds for the 29,000 Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year – which means that personal best will feel even better when you reach the finish line.
While reducing the burden of cancer is a marathon feat, it’s made easier when Queenslanders go the extra mile to help those in their communities impacted by the disease.
Join over 470 Queenslanders and become a member of Team CCQ at one of these active events.
Gold Coast Marathon: July 4 – 5, 2020
Famous for its idyllic running conditions and scenic surroundings, it’s no surprise over 28,000 people will be lining up at the 2020 Gold Coast Marathon.
It’s got one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world, where around 60% of participants achieve a personal best time record each year.
Cancer Council Queensland is one of the event’s official beneficiaries, where around 230 runners sign up to help reduce the burden of cancer through Team CCQ.
The event is made up of eight races, including the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon (42km), Wheelchair Marathon (42km), ASICS Half Marathon (21km) Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run 5.7km Challenge, Garmin 4km Junior Dash, and Garmin 2km Junior Dash.
With something to suit all ages and abilities, the Gold Coast Marathon is a great event to get your family, colleagues, or friends together to raise funds, and have fun getting active.
You can register to run at the Gold Coast Marathon with Team CCQ here.
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon: August 16, 2020
For a community-focused atmosphere, get your family and friends together for a Sunday sprint or stroll at the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon.
Covering a course across the Alexandra Headlands coastline, this active event also has an expo and entertainment for an epic cool down session post-race.
There are five events, including the Channel 7 Marathon (42km), McDonald’s Half Marathon (21km), 10km, Cricks 5km, RMHC SEQ 2km.
You can register to run at the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon with Team CCQ here.
Noosa Classic: August 16, 2020
If you’re not one for running, you can switch legs for wheels at the Noosa Classic, which is on the same day as the Sunshine Coast Marathon and takes riders through the stunning Noosa hinterland.
Get your cycling crew together for the 160km Maxi Classic, the 120km Challenge, or the 65km Rouleurs Classic.
Take your fundraising to the next level and get all your loved ones involved across the Noosa Classic and the Sunshine Coast Marathon – that way you can all fundraise and train at the same time, despite doing different events.
You can register to ride at the Noosa Classic with Team CCQ here.
Bridge to Brisbane: August 30, 2020
The clue is in the name for this active event, where runners take on one of two distances (5km or 10km) and race across the iconic bridges of Brisbane.
You’ll find a lot of people running to make a difference here, with the event offering a special registration type where participants can dedicate their race as a VIP Charity Runner. Participants receive free entry to the race (provided they meet a fundraising target of $250) and get their own wave start directly behind the elite athletes.
You can register your interest to run at Bridge to Brisbane with Team CCQ here.
7 Cairns Marathon Festival: September 20, 2020
For family fun, point your compass north and sign up your loved ones for the 7 Cairns Marathon Festival.
The community focused event isn’t just a running track, the day includes an expo and on-course and post-race entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
There are six events, including the Channel 7 Marathon (42km), Marathon Relay, McDonald’s Half Marathon (21km), 10km, 5km, RMHCNA 2km.
You can register to run at the 7 Cairns Marathon Festival with Team CCQ here.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland and Team CCQ is available via cancerqld.org.au.