The Gold Coast SUNS has today launched its latest community initiative, revealing the inaugural GC SUNS Twilight Run to be hosted at Metricon Stadium on Saturday February 4, 2023.
Partnering with Gold Coast event company Sport 3 Event Management, who also deliver the GC30 Main Beach and GC50 Run Festival, the SUNS will help to deliver a community fun run for the whole family to enjoy.
There will be three distance categories; a 2.5km Kids Dash, 5km and 10km event, with all courses completing a lap of the Metricon Stadium oval.
On top of the racing, there will be plenty of entertainment for the family to enjoy, including meet and greets with the SUNS AFL and AFLW players, DJ zones, cheer zones, live music and more.
Event Director for Sport 3 Event Management, Adam Goodger, said the GC SUNS Twilight Run would be a unique experience unlike any other.
“We’re really excited to launch the first ever SUNS Run in February next year,” Goodger said.
“After the huge success of our GC30 and GC50 events, we wanted to create something new targeted at families and people of all fitness levels, encouraging them to be active and enjoy the community aspects of the GC SUNS Twilight Run.
“It’s not often you get to complete a lap of a world-class Stadium as part of a community fun run, so we hope to see as many Gold Coasters as possible join in for what we hope is the first of many SUNS Runs.”
GC SUNS AFLW player Jasmyn Smith, whose father Shane is also an Event Director at Sport 3, encouraged people of all abilities to sign up for the inaugural run.
“It’s going to be fantastic to see thousands of people running around Metricon Stadium for the first ever GC SUNS Twilight Run,” Smith said.
“It’s going to be a great community event for the club, with our AFL and AFLW players planning on taking part as well.
“We want to see people of all ages and fitness abilities take part – walk, jog or run this will be a fun event for anyone to enjoy.”
All participants in the GC SUNS Twilight Run across the three categories will receive a medal, with the first 1,500 to register also receiving a SUNS Run cap.
When signing up, participants can also choose to donate to two official charities; the SUNS Foundation or RizeUp Australia.
There is a Super Saver early-bird discount available for entrants who sign up before December 8.
Entry to the GC SUNS Twilight Run starts at $25 for the Kids Dash, $45 for the 5km and $59 for the 10km event.
Visit www.gcsunsrun.com to sign up today.