Toowoomba Region will soon have a new parkrun to challenge the health aware when the starting signal sounds at 7.00am on Saturday 7th April at Middle Ridge Park.
The new 5km event will see runners and walkers get a good workout with two and a half laps around Middle Ridge Park and Roger Guard Lane.
Toowoomba Regional Council Environment and Community Portfolio Leader Cr Joe Ramia said the introduction of the new South Toowoomba parkrun is perfectly timed to tackle any lingering Easter egg indulgence.
“The great thing about parkrun is that it’s open to people of all fitness abilities, from beginners to the more experienced.
“There’s no external pressure to perform. parkrun is about enjoying the great outdoors and increasing personal fitness.
“For participants who wish to measure their progress towards achieving health and fitness goals, parkrun also provides an option to time individual runs each week.
“parkrun is not only a great way to get fit but it is also a fantastic way to experience the beautiful atmosphere of the world class parks in our region.
“The Region’s first parkrun was held at Queens Park in 2013.
“parkrun has expanded rapidly so that now each week more than 400 people run, jog or walk one of the four events across our region at Queens Park, Highfields, Oakey and Pittsworth.
“The Queens Park event has the highest participation with 274 on average each week and up to 575 taking part in the event.
“parkrun is only possible because of a band of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who, week after week, oversee the event’s operations.
“South Toowoomba parkrun organisers are expecting a good turnout for this Saturday’s event.”
“The regional parkrun events are supported by Council through the CHANGE Project which provides a range of free and low-cost activities across the region focused on improving physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellbeing.
Activities include fitness bootcamps, parkrun, martial arts and boxing, yoga, meditation and mental wellbeing programs, dance classes, online healthy living programs, healthy eating workshops, kids soccer and laser tag.
To find out more about the CHANGE Project and parkrun go to www.tr.qld.gov.au/changeprojectactivities and to register for parkrun, contact Robbie on 0419 023 487 or email email@example.com.