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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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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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.
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 ✌🏼

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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

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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.
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

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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.
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

View Event →
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

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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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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 →
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 →
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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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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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

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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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 →
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

View Event →
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 ✌🏼

View Event →
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

View Event →
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
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.
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 ✌🏼

View Event →
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 ✌🏼

View Event →
 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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