Now that the Christmas and New Year celebrations are well behind us, there are no excuses to find that health and fitness button inside us all. The Autumn weather brings that beautiful weather back to Hervey Bay that we all appreciate, so let’s set search for the activities that combine fun and a bit of sweat. Bay Break is one of those events that perfect for any fitness levels.
The Bay Break for 2017 will be its third year for the multisports festival which has built a strong following for all ages. This year’s event, to be held at the Pier end of the esplanade on Sunday 26th March, has introduced a number of new events. This includes a half marathon (21km) which has already gained entrants from interstate as far as Tasmania. Bay Break President, John Bone says the area has the perfect environment for such events. “Our esplanade is one of the beautiful stretches in Australia and for runners, this is very important to compliment the challenge of this distance”. The regular events of 10km run and $5km fun run or walk will still be part of the morning.
Another new addition to this year’s Bay Break is a 2km All Abilities Walk & Run. Event organisers have consulted with various community groups and have moved to be inclusive for those with disabilities. With road closures in place, access to the esplanade and facilities continues to improve for all to enjoy.
The morning culminates with some exciting bike racing with 3 races scheduled that provides a fantastic scene for spectators to enjoy. The 1km circuit has an open event for both Men and Women events with a prize of $1500 up for grabs. The final race is a mixed event that caters for the less serious rider but still enjoys that competitive feeling against other riders.
Whether you are a business, sporting club or social group, Bay Break welcomes the groups that promotes their team spirit or participation. For more information on various events, see www.herveybaybreak.com.au