Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Apr.
27
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

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Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Apr.
28
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
May
4
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

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Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
May
5
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Active in the City .....Pilates
May
7
5:15 pm17:15

Active in the City .....Pilates

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving your strength and range of movement. Not dissimilar to other forms of exercise, it can also help with improving mood and reducing your risk of depression. This class can cater to people of all fitness levels, it is important however, that you have the ability to comfortably get up and down off the ground. Bring along a yoga mat and water bottle. Come along, and give it a go

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Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
May
11
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

View Event →
Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
May
12
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Active in the City .....Pilates
May
14
5:15 pm17:15

Active in the City .....Pilates

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving your strength and range of movement. Not dissimilar to other forms of exercise, it can also help with improving mood and reducing your risk of depression. This class can cater to people of all fitness levels, it is important however, that you have the ability to comfortably get up and down off the ground. Bring along a yoga mat and water bottle. Come along, and give it a go

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Zach Mach Mackay Adventure Challenge
May
18
6:00 am06:00

Zach Mach Mackay Adventure Challenge

A fun, action packed adventure for the whole family based in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Mountain Bike the great divide, kayak with Barra on Teemburra Dam, run with butterflies in the rainforest near Cattle Creek and road ride past historic cane farms. Mountain bike, trail run, kayak and road cycle though the majestic Pioneer Valley in Mackay's only multisport adventure challenge. The Zach Mach is an adventure race that celebrates the life of an outstanding young man, Zach Roberts. Zach was an adventure racer and a much loved student at Mackay Christian College who tragically passed away in an accident at the age of 18. Ages: 8+ Mini MACH: Mountain bike, Creek Crossing, Run, Mountain bike (Return). Full MACH: Categories (Solo, pairs, relay teams) Stages (Mountain bike, Kayak/Canoe, Trail Run, Road Cycle)

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Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
May
19
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Active in the City .....Pilates
May
21
5:15 pm17:15

Active in the City .....Pilates

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving your strength and range of movement. Not dissimilar to other forms of exercise, it can also help with improving mood and reducing your risk of depression. This class can cater to people of all fitness levels, it is important however, that you have the ability to comfortably get up and down off the ground. Bring along a yoga mat and water bottle. Come along, and give it a go

View Event →
Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
May
25
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

View Event →
Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
May
26
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Active in the City .....Pilates
May
28
5:15 pm17:15

Active in the City .....Pilates

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving your strength and range of movement. Not dissimilar to other forms of exercise, it can also help with improving mood and reducing your risk of depression. This class can cater to people of all fitness levels, it is important however, that you have the ability to comfortably get up and down off the ground. Bring along a yoga mat and water bottle. Come along, and give it a go

View Event →
Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Jun.
1
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

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Mackay Marina Run
Jun.
2
5:30 am05:30

Mackay Marina Run

The half marathon starts at 6.30am, 8k starts at 7am, 5k at 8.45am. The event precinct and the finish line is the boat ramp end of the Marina Village. The start line is on the picturesque marina wall near the yacht club. The Half Marathon and 8km races of the BMA Mackay Marina Run have an official cut-off time in which participants must complete their race. These cut off times are enforced to ensure that participants do not impede other races and that roads reopen to the public in accordance with the events permits.

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Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Jun.
8
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

View Event →
Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Jun.
9
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Jun.
15
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

View Event →
Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Jun.
16
1:30 am01:30

Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

View Event →
Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Jun.
22
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

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Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Jun.
23
1:30 am01:30

Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run
Jul.
28
6:00 am06:00

Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run

When & where is the event held?
The 2018 Sydney St Medical Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run will run from 6am - approximately 9am on Sunday the 28th of July. All runs will commence and finish at Iluka Park. The 16km runners will commence at approximately 6:30am, 8km runners at 6:50am, 5km runners at 7:05am and the Dog Walk will commence at 7:15am. 


When can I get my race bag?
Your race packs are choc-a-block full of goodies from our sponsors and local businesses - and they also contain your race shirts! Race packs can be collected individually or by a nominated team member. We ask that you please collect your race bags on one of the following days from 4 Heidi Street, Paget:
Thursday 25th July – 8:30am – 6pm
Friday 26th July – 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday 27th July 8:30am – 12pm

Last minute race bag collection will be available on Sunday morning

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Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Apr.
21
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Apr.
20
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

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Active in the City .....Pilates
Apr.
16
5:15 pm17:15

Active in the City .....Pilates

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving your strength and range of movement. Not dissimilar to other forms of exercise, it can also help with improving mood and reducing your risk of depression. This class can cater to people of all fitness levels, it is important however, that you have the ability to comfortably get up and down off the ground. Bring along a yoga mat and water bottle. Come along, and give it a go

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Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Apr.
14
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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 Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Apr.
13
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

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River Street Twilight Market
Apr.
12
4:00 pm16:00

River Street Twilight Market

Each month on the second Friday, visitors to River Street Twilight Market can experience the soul of the region through fresh local food whilst taking in the surrounds of the beautiful Bluewater Quay and the Mackay City Centre .The River Street Twilight is a showcase on local farmers, sustainable living, health and wellbeing, fair food movement and the community. The River Street Twilight Market is an initiative of the Greater Whitsunday Food Network Inc providing another opportunity share the Greater Whitsunday Farmers' Market with the community and visitors to the region.

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Active in the City .....Pilates
Apr.
9
5:15 pm17:15

Active in the City .....Pilates

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving your strength and range of movement. Not dissimilar to other forms of exercise, it can also help with improving mood and reducing your risk of depression. This class can cater to people of all fitness levels, it is important however, that you have the ability to comfortably get up and down off the ground. Bring along a yoga mat and water bottle. Come along, and give it a go

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Bocce with a Buddy
Apr.
8
9:00 am09:00

Bocce with a Buddy

Bocce with a buddy

Cost: $5 for hire of bocce set with a $50 cash only deposit

Date: Monday - Friday

Time: 9am -5pm

Location: Malta Garden

Enjoy a game of bocce or croquet with a friend on our sand bocce court. Bocce sets are available for hire from Gardens Administration.

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Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Apr.
7
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Apr.
6
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

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Guided Walks in the Gardens
Apr.
5
10:00 am10:00

Guided Walks in the Gardens

Join us for a FREE guided walk to discover the Gardens with your Gardens Guide.

There is always something new to learn with each visit. 

Guided walks run every Friday between April and October from 10am. Meeting place is Gardens Administration on Lagoon Street. For bookings and more information, please contact Gardens Administration on phone 07 4952 7300

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Farmers Markets
Apr.
3
7:00 am07:00

Farmers Markets

The Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Markets is held every Wednesday from 7am to 11am at Bluewater Quay on River Street in the Mackay City Centre.

The Farmers' Market gives locals and visitors the opportunity to buy direct from farmers in our region. The market is a showcase our regions amazing produce, giving farmers and value adders an opportunity to help grow our local food culture.

The waterfront is a great place to get together for a bite to eat, coffee and treats, and then head to the market for your fresh produce shopping.

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Active in the City .....Pilates
Apr.
2
5:15 pm17:15

Active in the City .....Pilates

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving your strength and range of movement. Not dissimilar to other forms of exercise, it can also help with improving mood and reducing your risk of depression. This class can cater to people of all fitness levels, it is important however, that you have the ability to comfortably get up and down off the ground. Bring along a yoga mat and water bottle. Come along, and give it a go

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Bocce with a Buddy
Apr.
1
9:00 am09:00

Bocce with a Buddy

Bocce with a buddy

Cost: $5 for hire of bocce set with a $50 cash only deposit

Date: Monday - Friday

Time: 9am -5pm

Location: Malta Garden

Enjoy a game of bocce or croquet with a friend on our sand bocce court. Bocce sets are available for hire from Gardens Administration.

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Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Mar.
31
1:30 am01:30

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run
Mar.
30
7:00 am07:00

Mackay parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Mackay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 7:00am in Mackay Botanic Gardens, Lagoon Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, male or female, young or old, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Lagoon Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us

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Baby Bounce
Mar.
28
9:30 am09:30

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce promotes early language, literacy and social development in babies from birth to walking. It’s never too early to talk, play, sing and read with your child.

Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join

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Farmers Markets
Mar.
27
7:00 am07:00

Farmers Markets

The Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Markets is held every Wednesday from 7am to 11am at Bluewater Quay on River Street in the Mackay City Centre.

The Farmers' Market gives locals and visitors the opportunity to buy direct from farmers in our region. The market is a showcase our regions amazing produce, giving farmers and value adders an opportunity to help grow our local food culture.

The waterfront is a great place to get together for a bite to eat, coffee and treats, and then head to the market for your fresh produce shopping.

View Event →
Active in the City .....Pilates
Mar.
26
5:15 pm17:15

Active in the City .....Pilates

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that focuses on improving your strength and range of movement. Not dissimilar to other forms of exercise, it can also help with improving mood and reducing your risk of depression. This class can cater to people of all fitness levels, it is important however, that you have the ability to comfortably get up and down off the ground. Bring along a yoga mat and water bottle. Come along, and give it a go

View Event →
Bocce with a Buddy
Mar.
25
9:00 am09:00

Bocce with a Buddy

Bocce with a buddy

Cost: $5 for hire of bocce set with a $50 cash only deposit

Date: Monday - Friday

Time: 9am -5pm

Location: Malta Garden

Enjoy a game of bocce or croquet with a friend on our sand bocce court. Bocce sets are available for hire from Gardens Administration.

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Sunday Funday
Mar.
24
9:00 am09:00

Sunday Funday

Race your mates on the giant inflatable obstacle fun course on water - it's great fun for all ages! Try the human hamster wheel, over water trampoline, monkey bars, get launched off the blast bag tower and then slide on down the five metre waterslide. Entry Cost All tickets $20 - Fun Pass: One session for AUD20 per person (minimum age is four years). Double Fun Pass: Two sessions for the same person AUD35. Super Fun Pass: All three sessions for the same person AUD40.

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Farmers Markets
Mar.
20
7:00 am07:00

Farmers Markets

The Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Markets is held every Wednesday from 7am to 11am at Bluewater Quay on River Street in the Mackay City Centre.

The Farmers' Market gives locals and visitors the opportunity to buy direct from farmers in our region. The market is a showcase our regions amazing produce, giving farmers and value adders an opportunity to help grow our local food culture.

The waterfront is a great place to get together for a bite to eat, coffee and treats, and then head to the market for your fresh produce shopping.

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Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle
Jan.
1
to 17 Mar.

Get Lively Mackay! Your free 2019 guide to Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

New year’s resolutions are so 2018. Our intentions are always good and motivation is high at the start but inevitably life gets in the way, we lose interest and slip back into our usual habits. For 2019 we are proposing an alternative - twelve monthly challenges.

Each challenge will work towards developing your physical capabilities and mental health but also positively contribute towards our community. Ultimately working towards a happier and healthier you.

Along the way, we want to help you learn about your body and our region. In an age of mis-information it is becoming increasingly easier to become overwhelmed with opinions as to what’s best for your health and wellbeing. We aim to provide you with correct, up-to-date, scientifically supported advice from qualified local health, science and business professionals.

Below is the sneak peek of our 12-monthly challenges:

January 👉🏼 Eat 5 vegetables and 2 fruits every day.

February 👉🏼 Accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Include at least 2 strength sessions per week.

March 👉🏼 Aim for 7-8 hours sleep every night. Sleep! It’s good for you.

April 👉🏼 Purchase all of your fruit and veg, meat and seafood and milk from the local markets or local, family owned stores. Be sure everything you eat was sourced locally!

May 👉🏼 Explore. Choose two local destinations to visit each week. A new café, the beach, the hinterlands whatever tickles your fancy.

June 👉🏼 Floss your teeth daily.

July 👉🏼 Reduce, re-use or recycle. Try going plastic free for a month!

August 👉🏼 Disconnect and reconnect. Limit leisurely screen time to less than 30 minutes a day.

September 👉🏼 An organised life. Set yourself 3 tasks to do every day and tick them off.

October 👉🏼 Breathe. Take slow breaths for 2 minutes at breakfast lunch and dinner.

November 👉🏼 Get your 10 000 steps every day. Thirty minutes of exercise a day doesn’t negate the effects of a sedentary job / lifestyle.

December 👉🏼 Slip, Slop, Slap. Wear sunscreen daily and a hat when you are outside.

KEEN TO JOIN IN? Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram for day to day tips and motivation to keep you on track.

Steph & Sam ✌🏼

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Pilates at The Bluewater Quay with Lively Physiotherapy
Dec.
18
5:15 pm17:15

Pilates at The Bluewater Quay with Lively Physiotherapy

Pilates is a low impact form of exercise that focuses on strengthening and improving range of movement. This class is designed for all fitness levels. I will give examples of beginner, intermediate and advanced exercises to ensure everyone is being challenged yet working at an appropriate level for their physical capabilities. 

The class is FREE!

All you need to bring is a mat and water bottle. As it gets warmer it might not hurt to bring a towel too as you will work up a sweat. 

While this class is designed for people of all fitness levels, if you have an injury that stops you from comfortably kneeling or getting up and down off the ground then this class want be appropriate for you yet! Make an appointment and get those injuries sorted so you can join in eventually. 

 

We would love to see you there!

Steph

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SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ACTIVITIES
Dec.
18
10:00 am10:00

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ACTIVITIES

Kid’s Christmas Craft

Friday, December 14, 10am - 11.30am
Tuesday, December 18, 10am - 11.30am
Friday, December 21, 10am - 11.30am

Cost > $5 per child (parental supervision required)
Meeting Room opposite Botanic Gardens Cafe

Join us at the Gardens to create a nature inspired table centrepiece for your    Christmas get together. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. Parental supervision required. Bookings essential, places limited. For more information or to book a spot, please call 4952 7300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

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The Handmade Expo Market Mackay
Dec.
15
9:00 am09:00

The Handmade Expo Market Mackay

The spectacular Saturday Shopping experience is returning to Mackay, just in time for your last-minute Christmas shopping, and we would love to see you there! Our market will showcase the very best in local and visiting stall holders.

We are exclusively Handmade/Baked/Grown with a few quality supplies for you to enjoy your own 'Handmade Experience'! 

As stall holders confirm their attendance their business links will be posted for you in our event...stall holders are encouraged to post their wonderful work here, too, and any market specials they may have on offer!

The very best in handmade, home-baked and homegrown in the region, and from afar...with such a huge range of products you are sure to find something you love! Beautiful wide aisles that are pram and wheelchair friendly. Held in and around the Mackay PCYC hall.

* FREE entry
* FREE parking
* Family Friendly

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RIVER BEATS
Dec.
14
6:00 pm18:00

RIVER BEATS

Come join us for an evening of entertainment brought to you by Voodoo Fire Theatre , Embellish Bellydancers and Pelican Zen and Zenith Rhythms . Take a seat, bring a picnic, expect to be entertained. Join in on the circus fun with circus props supplied by Voodoo Fire Theatre. Be entertained by shows throughout the evening by The Embellish Bellydancers, Voodoo Fire Theatre and Pelican Zen and Zennith Rythyms. This amazing event is made possible by Mackay Regional City Council and funding 'Activate My Place

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