Course Route

THE COURSE

A unique opportunity to walk/trot/run around the historic Gympie Showgrounds then head out along the gently sloping footpath along Exhibition Rd down to the beautiful Mary River Walk and back along the same route..

Fancy dress and wearing a Gratitude Walk T Shirt is encouraged with prizes for best dressed individual (Child and Adult)and best dressed team.

Trophy for highest fundraiser (Child and Adult and Junior Team)

This course is safe, pleasant and fairly flat for most of the route.

1 km course:  This circuit is ideal for gratitude walkers, toddlers, prams, wheelchairs etc. Anyone who does not wish to complete the more strenuous walks can walk around the Showgrounds on a short course and pay gratitude for the ones they love.

  • All paved surface
  • Flat course
  • Inside Showgrounds precinct
  • Feel welcome to do more than one lap

5 km course:    This track is suited to walkers, joggers and runners. Mostly pram/stroller friendly. Starting from the Gympie Show Ground, the 5km Course is for those who would like to have a short walk and have more fun.The new River Walk is a great new opportunity for a beautiful walk. This component features a costume walk; a prize waiting for the best costume.

  • Complete the 1km circuit inside the Showgrounds precinct
  • Head out along the gently undulating path towards Kidd bridge
  • Cross the magnificent Mary River
  • Enter the new Mary River Walk and follow to the turnaround behind Albert Bowls club
  • Head back the way you came to finish at the Showgrounds

7 km Course: For fitness enthusiasts and anyone who wishes to run that extra mile we will have a 7 km course.

  • Complete the 1km circuit inside the Showgrounds precinct
  • Head out along the gently undulating path towards Kidd bridge
  • Cross the magnificent Mary River
  • Enter the new Mary River Walk and follow to the turnaround behind Aldi
  • Head back the way you came to finish at the Showground

We are looking forward to the support of fitness and nutrition related businesses in the community to add some depth and colour to this component of the event.

PARTICIPANTS MUST OBEY ALL ROAD RULES WHILE ON THE COURSE