Locals urged to Get Moving and help beat cancer at ‘Gold Coast 50’ event

CANCER Council Queensland (CCQ) is calling on Gold Coasters to lace up their running shoes for the 2016 Gold Coast 50 in support of the one-in-two Queenslanders who are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

This is the first year Cancer Council Queensland has been an official beneficiary of the Gold Coast 50 – a 50km run along the footpaths and roads adjacent to the Gold Coast beachfront, from Kurrawa to Duranbah and back.

Registration has officially opened for this year’s event which is slated for Sunday 11 December.


As well as the ultra 50km event, participants can also partake in a 25km two-person relay, a solo 30km run, 15km run or a 5km run/walk.

Cancer Council spokesperson Katie Clift said Get Moving encouraged fitness enthusiasts to get active and raise funds for those affected by cancer.

“One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland – in the Gold Coast region alone, more than 3400 locals are diagnosed with cancer each year,” Ms Clift said.

“Every Queenslander can do something to support those affected – for fitness enthusiasts that might be registering for an active event and adding a fundraising element.

“By getting active and joining Team CCQ at Gold Coast 50 you will be supporting a good cause, reducing your own risk of cancer and raising vital funds for cancer research, patient support services and prevention programs statewide.”

Queenslanders can join Team CCQ at the Gold Coast 50 for free at www.cancerqld.org.au/goldcoast50.