The first ever River Glow Gladstone was held over the weekend for what was a glowing success! With over 550 participants over 4 heats, the Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Parklands were lit up as families and friends of all ages ran through the park in a colourful display.
After the success of River Glow Rockhampton last year, there was a strong call to bring the glow in the dark fun run event to the Gladstone community.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service Media Officer, Gabrielle Holmes, said the debut event was greatly received by the community. “It’s always great to host fun, family-friendly events like River Glow in Gladstone. The chopper is tasked to the area at least once or twice a week so it’s good to bring the community together to support the service in such a fun manner!” All proceeds from the event will go directly to the operating costs of the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service which remains a free service to the people of Central Queensland in their most dire times.
The River Glow Gladstone event followed the RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Gladstone Community Open Day which was presented by Australia Pacific LNG downstream operator ConocoPhillips. The open day was also held at the Marina Parklands. There was plenty to entertain the whole family including displays from the QLD Ambulance Service, Gladstone State Emergency Service, QLD Fire Service and QLD Rural Fire Service, QLD Police Service and the Gladstone Volunteer Marine Rescue. There were activities for the kids, face painting, a sausage sizzle, and of course the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue chopper was on site.
The CQ 4WD Comps & Events group came down to present the RACQ Capricorn Rescue crew with a cheque for their annual fundraising event. The Gladstone community thoroughly enjoyed meeting the crew and having an up-close and personal look at the chopper with hundreds of families turning out for the day.
The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service provides rapid deployment of medical or rescue teams to major accidents, incidents or search and rescue operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.