The Friendlies Cane2Coral started from a discussion, over a beer, between two local business men and has grown to become a much loved and anticipated annual event for the Wide Bay region.
Entrants take part for many and varied reasons. Some compete. Some take advantage of an opportunity to get together with friends and walk. Yet others use it to raise money for a cause that is close to their heart.
There are four different distances on offer – 21.1 kilometres, 15 kilometres, 8 kilometres and 4 kilometres – making it an event that is available to all ages and abilities.
Bundaberg has largely flat terrain and so the course is either fast or relatively easy depending on the approach taken. All the courses pass cane fields on the way to the finish at the beach taking in the panoramic views along the coast on the way.