New bayside fun run is all about love

The Sandgate Love Run will offer participants an evening fun run along the Sandgate waterfront under a full moon.
The Sandgate Love Run will offer participants an evening fun run along the Sandgate waterfront under a full moon. Michelle Smith

LOVERS of romance, fun runs, fitness and the foreshore will be able to take part in a new event along Sandgate's waterfront in June.

The inaugural Sandgate Love Run will be held on Saturday, June 10 and will start and finish on the Shorncliffe Pier.

It's aimed at couples - be it romantic partners, family members or friends - and will offer 4km and 8km events.

Event director Leif Mawson of Sandgate said the idea was sparked when a group of residents saw a need for an evening fun run on the waterfront under the full moon.

"This is such a picturesque location and it seems obvious to showcase it with a fun run in the evening, along a mood-lit Lovers' Walk,” he said.

"We want to see couples and individuals, runners and walkers, community lovers and those who want a unique night out on the bay.”

Mr Mawson said the run would take place the night after a full moon, so runners would enjoy a stunning moonlit evening along with lights, romantic music and exclusive use of the Shorncliffe Pier, which will be shut to the general public for the event.

The 8km run will start at 5.30pm with the 4km run at 5.40pm.

He said the out-and-back course would showcase the best of the foreshore, before runners were invited to celebrate at The Full Moon Hotel which is offering a special 'Love Menu'.

The run is being put on by a group of local volunteers who have also organised the Sandgate Sunset Run for the past three years, and met through Sandgate parkrun.

All proceeds from the Sandgate Love Run will go to SANDBAG's Community Cafe.

Registrations are capped; to register or for more information visit

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