Are you prepared to Experience the Burn on Sunday 22 August 2021?

The Bulimba Burn 333 and Family Fun Day is set to hit the streets of Bulimba again in 2021 and it promises to be the highlight on the Bulimba community social calendar. This event is all about our local community and we want everyone to get involved and have fun!

The Bulimba Burn 333 (known the world over simply as The Burn 333) is 333m of agonising uphill running from the roundabout at the bottom of Oxford Street in Bulimba to – yes, you guessed it! – the top of Oxford Street (at the start of Wentworth Parade).

This is probably the shortest, steepest, toughest and silliest fun run in Brisbane. If not the whole, entire world. This will be so much fun to run that our runners will be known as ‘funners’!!

A few fun facts about The Burn …

  • The average gradient of the course is 1:3

  • The steepest part of the 333m course is 1:2

  • The course passes exactly 27 houses. These fine people actually choose to live on ‘the hill’!

  • Each school day a few hundred kids from Bulimba State School struggle up ‘the hill’ to get to their classroom. It shows how good school must be and how great the teachers are.

  • World 100M Record Holder Usain Bolt was invited to run the 2017 Bulimba Burn. He chickened out, saying, ‘there’s no way I’m running up that hill. I only run on flat or downhill courses’.

  • It would take a standard-issue snail about 17 days to complete the Bulimba Burn (depending on wind conditions)

  • The current World Record of 3m15s is held by a local school mum during school drop off, chasing her son up the hill who had forgotten his lunch box.

The Bulimba Burn 333 will comprise 17 running events from the bottom of Oxford Street to the entrance to Bulimba State School on Wentworth Parade. Each event is a distance of 333m and competitors can either walk back down the hill on the footpath or use the school grounds to return to the bottom oval. The Bulimba Burn 333 will start at 8.30am and finish at 11am.


Got a dog? Enter the Doggie Burn Woof event …A teacher? Enter the Teachers’ Burn …Enter the World Record Santa Burn event....

The Bulimba State School Family Fun Day will take place on the bottom and middle ovals adjacent to Riding Road and will operate for the duration of the Bulimba Burn 333 and beyond (from 8.00am to 2pm). The centrepiece will be the appearance of Santa and his helpers. The Family Fun Day will be made up of a mixture of food, product and activity stalls, along with family entertainment.

The Bulimba Burn is ‘run’ by the Bulimba State School P&C. Funds raised at the Burn will contribute towards a new school swimming pool and other resources at the school. But this isn’t just about the school, this is about the community.


So come along and support a good, old fashioned, community-organised fun run. Up a very, very steep hill.

For all questions about the Bulimba Burn 333 and Partnership Opportunities please email

Or contact Dave (0403 367 777) or Scott (0438 595 745).