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Why Run Army
Our goal is to deliver a world class event which results in an unrivalled partnership, demonstrating support for serving members, veterans and the wider community. Run Army is a great way for Queenslanders to come together for a fun running event, with the people who commit their lives to protecting them. It’s a chance to say thanks for the job they do, and to show support for their efforts on this one special day of the year, the Sunday leading into Anzac Day.
We invite the community to join us in recognising the ANZAC spirit and push themselves physically and mentally alongside current serving soldiers, and our First Responders from the Queensland Police, Queensland Ambulance and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. Run Army has already raised over $500,000 in support of Legacy, and hopes to expand this fundraising effort for charities supporting Police, Ambulance and Fire services veterans and their families.
Welcome to Country
Traditional Welcome to Country smoke ceremony.
As you ready yourself for the challenge ahead on the start line, take a moment to reflect and enjoy the traditional welcome to country smoke ceremony.
As the haze clears, you are ready to start your Run Army journey through the streets of Brisbane City.
Run Army course Entertainment
No ordinary start line siren to set you off on your way.
Start your Run Army event with a bang… literally… and reverberate throughout the Brisbane CBD to mark the start of Run Army, before thousands of participants take to the city streets and wind around the Brisbane River for the 5km and 10km events.
Experience the power and force of the Tiger ARH in the middle of Brisbane’s CBD as you ready yourself for the start.
A Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) will be joining the runners on course for the start of the 10km and will hover over the track of both the 5km and 10km courses. The ARH is one of the most advanced helicopters in the world today. The pilot of this attack helicopter will be waving to runners along the course, and demonstrating the fast and agile capability.
Royal Australian Artillery will be on course with two of their M777A2 lightweight towed howitzers
Don’t let the name fool you, these are anything but light at 4100kg! It wont be firing, but the M777 can provide direct support to combat troops through offensive and defensive fires with conventional and precision-guided projectiles. It can also employ illuminating and smoke projectiles.
Your water station support… The Bushmaster.
The heavily relied upon Bushmaster, will be here to keep you rehydrated during Run Army. Along the course, you will see a Protected Mobility Vehicle at Smith’s Street Wharves. Serving in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq, this four wheel drive armoured vehicle has been most recently deployed throughout Australia in support of natural disasters and security response tasks.
8×8 Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle will be on show at the Run Army Race Village.
The 8×8 Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles have recently been introduced to the Australian Army as the newest Light Horse (Reconnaissance). Fitted with a 30mm automatic cannon turret system, this new armoured fighting vehicle is even more capable, protected, lethal and enabled that its predecessor, the ASLAV.
Jump on the 63 tonne M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank at Race Village.
Soldiers from Brisbane’s own 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (QMI) will be on hand to show you through this 63 tonne Main Battle Tank. The tank is at the core of ADF’s Combined Arms Fighting System. Because of their versatility, tanks can be used in a wide range of scenarios, environments and levels of conflict in the region.
Australian Army artillery displays will be available at Run Army Race Village.
A range of Australian Army artillery and displays will be on show on Saturday and Sunday at Run Army Race Village. Several soldiers will be on hand to answer any questions you have about sniper rifles and other military equipment.
Enjoy the amped up tunes from the Australian Army Band as you enjoy your Run Army experience.
The Australian Army Band will be on hand at with the band keeping you entertained as you enjoy your journey through the streets of Brisbane’s CBD.