Bridge Runs Across Australia

So you want to help a charity, and you’re willing to run for it, but you want a good view, right? We have the perfect idea! A Bridge Run! There are Bridge Charity Runs all over Australia that promote healthy living and a great cause all while taking in some of the best views down under.

Bridge to Brisbane

This Sunday, 26th August is Queensland’s largest charity fun run in 2018! With over 30,000 people running the race every year, the Bridge to Brisbane run is sure to be a uniquely cherishable event! The best part? You get to run across the iconic Story Bridge and right past us here at Story Bridge Adventure Climb! Go big with the full 10K and cross not one, but three bridges! First, crossover the Go Between Bridge, then run over the Victoria Bridge, and finish it off at our favourite, the Story Bridge. If the 10K isn’t for you, just enjoy the day with a nice 5K. You’ll start at the Story Bridge and finish with everyone at the South Bank. No matter what you choose, you’re raising money for well deserving charities and experiencing Brisbane.

Now, if running isn’t your thing, we’ve got you covered at Story Bridge Adventure Climb. We have special climbs just for the Bridge Run event! A Dawn Climb will allow you to see the sunrise with the speed of the runners. A Day Climb will give you a breathtaking view of Brisbane without any cars on the bridge! Whether you decide to run or be a supporter, don’t miss the Bridge to Brisbane this year!

Blackmores Bridge Run

Sydney offers their own bridge run, with the Blackmores Bridge Run on 16 September, 2018. The course of this 10K takes you from your start at Bradfield Park across the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and completes at the Sydney Opera House. Pick your goal time and run for it! If you aren’t quite as interested in actually running the bridge run, watch it from above with our friends at BridgeClimb Sydney!

7 Bridges Walk

Sydney also offers the 7 Bridges Walk. While this may not be a bridge run, it offers some of Sydney’s most scenic locations and the ability to raise funds for a cancer-free future! This event put on by the Cancer Council is on 28 October, 2018. The course is 27km and winds its way around the beautiful Sydney Harbour. Make an eventful day out with friends and family, with plenty of food, entertainment, and fun along the way. Plus, do your best fundraising and get your name on the leaderboard of their website for everyone to see!

There are hundreds of other races around Australia.
If you’re interested, check them out here!

We hope to see you out and about enjoying all of these bridge runs and raising money for a cause you believe in!

Corporate Team Building: Make it an Adventure

So you’re looking for a bonding, adventurous, production boosting corporate team building activity? Should it be inside or outside? Should it be thought-provoking or carefree? We know that planning a corporate team building event can be difficult and oh, so stressful! Let us help. Check out our 5 key tips for planning a team building event.

Create Conversations

The entire purpose of a corporate team building event is to facilitate conversations. The goal is to create opportunities for employees to have conversations across divisions and levels. These conversations promote internal mobility and allow ideas to flow freely. Let the communication happen organically. So, a team building activity that allows time and provides the environment for these conversations to happen is crucial.

Host it Outside

Don’t be afraid of the sun! It actually shines a light on happiness and productivity all while giving you a little extra Vitamin D. You want this corporate team building event to promote communication and de-stressing. Hosting your event outside plays a key role in both goals. The change of scenery will make employees feel more comfortable and allow creativity to flow. Placing everyone in a new, unique environment levels the playing field and promotes communication across all levels. On top of all that, being outside has a natural de-stressing effect which will allow your employees to come back to work happier and more productive!

Get the Adrenaline Pumping

Get ready to bond! What’s the best way to do that? Embark on an adventure as a team that will get everyone’s adrenaline pumping and heart racing. Why? These sort of activities bring people closer together as they are relying on each other for support. The ability to work as a team is an important aspect of every business. Exhilarating activities promote this leadership, communication, and cohesive nature that bring a better team back to the office.

Keep it Lowkey

What’s the best way to promote communication? Making sure people feel comfortable. When we say lowkey, we mean hosting your team building event in a location that offers a casual setting. This gets rid of the all too common “stiff” nature of these work outings. You want people to want to come to your events. It shouldn’t be one of the work requirements that they dread. So make it fun and make it casual.

Follow Up

Just because the event is over doesn’t mean the communication should be! Continue to make your employees feel heard by following up with them after the event. Ask them what they liked, what they disliked, if they had any great ideas they would like to share, and what they would like to see at the next team building event. This leaves them feeling cared about and helps you plan an even better event next time. Today’s employees are searching for companies with a culture that they feel comfortable in. Use your corporate team building event to promote your awesome company culture!

If you’re interested in letting Story Bridge Adventure Climb host your next adventurous corporate team building event check out our page here

We look forward to meeting your team!

5 Outdoor Activities In & Around Queensland’s Capital

With beautiful weather year-round, Brisbane is the perfect spot for outdoor activities! We have saved you the trouble and rounded up 5 of the best things to do in Brisbane! From the water to the sky, these Brisbane activities will get you outside and adventuring!

Kayak the Brisbane River

See Brisbane from a unique perspective as you kayak your way down the Brisbane River. Plus, it’s the perfect spot for your Instagram shot!  If you prefer to stay on dry land, why not try abseiling or Rock Climbing?! There are plenty of Brisbane activity options with Riverlife Adventure Centre.

Snorkelling or Scuba Diving

Get away from the big city and experience Moreton Island!  You’re already in Australia, now let’s take it even farther down under. Take a day trip across to Tangalooma Island and experience Brisbane from below. The TangaTours team have plenty of gear for you to hire, so all you need to do is show up and get ready to swim with our beautiful underwater population.

Climb the Story Bridge

Looking for the best view in Brisbane?  You can’t go past Story Bridge Adventure Climb.  Grab your mates and get strapped in to climb this iconic Brisbane bridge. A Story Bridge climb will get your adrenaline pumping all the way to the top! Whether you’re seeking a thrill or conquering fears, you’re sure to have an amazing time. The views of Brisbane are truly amazing, and so is the climb! Don’t forget to grab a few beers once you get to the bottom.

DAY Story Bridge Climbers Top Platform close-up

Hiking Time

Whether you want to hike through the forest, to a waterfall, or around a volcano, Brisbane has it all. Hikes for every level offer a fun way to get outside. If you aren’t looking to stay dry, these hikes showcase the great outdoors plus lovely waterfalls: Springbrook National Park, Kondalilla Falls, Tamborine Mountain National Park.  We can’t forget about ‘Queensland’s’ Most Impressive Peak,’ Mount Barney. The view from this hike is truly, impressive.

Hit the Beach

Did you know that Brisbane has a beach right in the middle of the city? It might be man-made, but it’s still the perfect spot for some sunshine chilling! Looking for something a bit more natural? Why not try 4WDing on Bribe Island or drive through to Noosa for a beach day! Extra points if you make your way through to Tea Tree Bay!

No matter what you choose, these Brisbane activities will get you outside and experiencing all that Brisbane has to offer!