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:
- Ditch the car; run or walk to the supermarket.
- Grab a friend and walk to your local coffee shop.
- Throw down the challenge to your neighbours and walk/run around your local streets.
- If you have one, turn on the treadmill and get started.
- 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:
- Hiking trails. Why not try the Galmen Circuit or Mount Blaine Trail? Take your pick here!
- Walk or run along the beautiful Bremer or Brisbane rivers.
- Take the signposted Park2Park course at Queens and Limestone Park.
- Make a day trip out of it and explore the paths around Lake Somerset.
- 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.