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Community Wellness Expo & Fun Run

21 April 2013. Sandgate’s Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands will come to life this autumn with the inaugural SANDBAG Community Wellness Expo and Fun Run. Our most popular green-space will become a market place, hosting inspirational music and stalls with a wellness focus ranging from local practitioners, therapists and masseurs, to activities such as yoga, tai chi, and dance, open to all participants on the sites tree-lined, picturesque space.

The event starts at 7am with the professionally coordinated 8km run/walk for the day, followed at 7:10am by a 4km run/walk. Those participating are invited to enjoy the beauty of the Sandgate foreshore and Bramble Bay as the flat course follows the waters edge north towards the Peninsula.

A children’s 1500m marshalled run/walk around well-shaded Dowse Lagoon starts at 9:30am, at which all schools and our wider community are invited to register and attend. As a further incentive, medals will be awarded to the 3 top place-getters in each age group, with T-shirts available. For more information and to register please visit:

Organic coffee, food and produce are available from a number of stalls on the day, with a relaxed space for enjoying good food and great company; including the opportunity to hear local speakers as programmed by event planners. The youngest in our community shall also be entertained with scheduled storytime, craft and activities. This is truly an event for all ages. Stallholders and businesses wishing to contribute to the event are invited to request Stallholders Information from Debra Griesheimer on 3869 3244 or email:

All this has been made possible with a significant funding grant from Medicare Local to support SANDBAG in organising the event. Sandbag Community Centres and Services have been a valued, well-respected and an integral part of the North Brisbane community for over twenty years. There remain opportunities to sponsor this event and SANDBAG, as Event and Activity partners. Please contact SANDBAG Operation Coordinator Debra Griesheimer on 3869 3244 or email: for details.

The SANDBAG Community Wellness Expo and Fun Run appeals to a diverse audience of all ages – it is a day on which you can participate and be active, or share a meal and relax with friends, dance, stretch or be entertained, while interacting with your community, and connecting with services vital to the health of us all.

We hope you will join us on Sunday, 21st April.