Choose your own adventure in the Redlands this month

Redland City will come alive with action aplenty in May with a calendar of adventure and sporting events.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the fun would begin with the endurance event Tough Mudder being held at Sirromet Winery this weekend.

“This is an event for anyone with an adventurous side with the new 2016 course promising plenty of undulation, thick mud and a gauntlet of world-class obstacles that is sure to test all competitors,” she said.

“This is a very popular event that is expected to attract thousands of hardened athletes as well as first-timers from across South East Queensland.

“The fun and energy is set to continue next weekend with North Stradbroke Island hosting the Straddie Salute; Queensland’s newest destination triathlon that will see participants swim, ride and run in the natural playground that is Straddie.

“This month will also see the Redlands host two other competitive sporting events with the Arthur Davis touch football competition and the Redlands Cycling Festival set to draw athletes from across the region.

“The Redlands Cycling Festival is Queensland’s first night criterium cycling race and will be held in the heart of Cleveland on Saturday 21 May. In addition to the race, there will also be markets, rides and other family activities located in an entertainment zone on Bloomfield Street, with the spectacular event expected to attract up to 5000 people.”

Cr Williams said that while adventure events were the flavour of the month, it wasn’t all bruises and Band-Aids.

“This month the Redlands will also host important community events like the RSPCA Million Paws Walk, Run for the Redlands and Koala Fun Run, both of which carry important environmental, social and animal welfare messages,” she said.

“There is also the Redlands careers and wedding expos for those who prefer to stay indoors.

“The Redlands boasts a growing calendar of events each month, which are part of Council’s goal of fostering an active and vibrant local community while developing the city as a location of choice for events, which bring economic and cultural benefits to the region.”

Visit our What’s On calendar to learn more about these events or post your own event.

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Competitors at the Koala Fun Run