When & where to complete your Park2Park Virtual Fun Run

10 ideas to get your Park2Park Virtual Fun Run distance in.
Running shoes

Going the distance for the Park2Park Virtual Fun Run is easy, especially if your daily routine already includes exercise.

A “virtual” fun run might sound too complicated, but it is as easy as putting on some shoes and counting your steps via a phone, watch, or tracking app such as Strava.

From getting steps in on the treadmill to trying a new route and getting to know your area a bit better, there is a long list of ways to cover your desired trip.

You can choose to run your distance in one go, or break it up over a few weeks.

Distance options are 2.5km, 5km, 10km, a half marathon over 21km, intermediate triple (2.5km, 5km & 10km), or advanced triple (5km, 10km & half marathon).

City or regional, here are a few easy options to weave into your day to knock off those steps:

  1. Ditch the car; run or walk to the supermarket.
  2. Grab a friend and walk to your local coffee shop.
  3. Throw down the challenge to your neighbours and walk/run around your local streets.
  4. If you have one, turn on the treadmill and get started.
  5. Get the family together and head to the nearest oval. Create some games or bring a ball and before you know it your step count will be moving with you!

For those looking for a more scenic option:

  1. Hiking trails. Why not try the Galmen Circuit or Mount Blaine Trail? Take your pick here!
  2. Walk or run along the beautiful Bremer or Brisbane rivers.
  3. Take the signposted Park2Park course at Queens and Limestone Park.
  4. Make a day trip out of it and explore the paths around Lake Somerset.
  5. Wander through the Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve.

To make sure those steps are counted towards your goal, sign up for a FREE Strava Account in a few clicks at strava.com and keep track of every step.

Good luck and happy running (or walking)!

Leave a comment