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Race Calendar

Townsville Road Runners meet every Saturday morning - rain, hail or shine - the only exceptions are the occasional replacement with some Sunday Fun Runs. 
During the running season, from March to October, competition runs are organised at different venues, over varying distances and terrains, from flat to challenging hills.

If you wish to volunteer to help at any of the runs on the calendar, then send an e-mail or see Mary Donoghue at one of the club runs.

Below is the calendar for the current month. - Scroll down for the calendar for the year.

Download the Townsville Road Runners 2017 Race Calendar

This year’s Junior Series will start approximately 1hour after the adult start time unless otherwise indicated – please attend by 7.30 

 Wolf Pack Series aimed to facilitate those training for longer distance runs.  Those highlighted with * require compulsory equipment; hydration pack;  compression bandages & space blanket. Runs starting before daylight will require the use of a headlamp.


Townsville Road Runners 2017 Season
Day Date  Start Time
(excl Juniors~ & Wolf Pack)
Start Location Run Name Club
Long Course Distance Short Course Distance Junior Course Distance
7:30am Start ~
X-Long Course
Wolf Pack Series
Thu 26 Jan 7.00am Jezzine Barracks Townsville RSL Australia Day Run    5 5 5k - 7am  
Sat 4th 11th & 18th Feb 6.00am Strand Park  Beginners Running Clinic ($5/per week)   20 to 30 mins walking / jogging      
Sat 04 Mar 7.00am Tony Ireland Stadium - Riverway Riverway Park Run (Parkrun Barcode needed) Y 5 5 5k - 7am  
Sat 11 Mar 7.00am North Shore Town Square-Burdell Northshore Park Run (Parkrun Barcode needed) Y 5 5 5k - 7am  
Sat 18 Mar 6.30am Sherriff Park - Love Lane River Lower Loop  Y 6.95 3.15    
Sat 25 Mar 6.30am Ross Dam Ross Dam 10K Time Trial 1                  (Pres Cup) Y 10 5    
Sat 01 Apr 6.30am Strand Park West Water Tanks Y 9.98 3.74    
Sat 08 Apr 6.30am Strand Park  Railway Run Y 8.85 3.87 4  
Sat 15 Apr 6.30am Alligator Creek Picnic Area Alligator Creek Trail Run Y 9 4.5 3 18k (5:45am)
Sat 22 Apr 6.30am Pallarenda Park Town Common Loop Y 12.33 5 3 29.5k# (5am )
Sat 29 Apr 6.30am Queens Park Kennedy St North Ward Hills                               (Pres Cup) Y 7.5 4.76   25k (5:15am) 
Sat 06 May 6.30am Rowes Bay Caravan Park Three Dunnies Run Y 12 5    
Sun 14 May 7.30am Rossiter Park Kimball St Mother’s Day Charity Run/Walk   5.2 5.2 5.2  
Sat 20 May 6.30am Sheriff Park Love Lane Fairfield Waters Run Y 8.35 3.8 2.5  
Sat 27 May 6.30am Bicentennial Park Running Works Cross Country Race Y 12 6 3  
Sat 03 Jun 6.30am James Cook University Union  Townsville Ten Miler                              (Pres Cup) Y 16.18 4.66    
Sat 10 Jun 6.30am Ross Dam Ross Dam 10K Time Trial 2                   (Pres Cup) Y 10 5 3  
Sat 17 Jun 6.30am Queens Park Kennedy St Castle Hill Goat Track Y 6.3 4.1 3.5  
Sat 24 Jun 3.00pm Paluma Community Centre Rolling Thunder & relay (no points for relay/short) Y 21 Choose   21k (3pm)
Sat 01 Jul 6.30am Pallarenda Park  Bald Rock Loop Y 10 5   25k (5am)
Fri 07 Jul 6.00pm James Cook University Union 3 Day Race - Race 1 of 3 Points awarded for each run separately & also for completing all 3 runs. Y 9.32 N/A    
Sat 08 Jul 6.30am Strand Park 3 Day Race - Race 2 of 3 Y 19.4 N/A   19.5k (6:30am)
Sun 09 Jul 6.30am Strand Park  3 Day Race - Race 3 of 3 Y 13.62 N/A    
Sat 15 Jul 6.30am Sherriff Park Love Lane Riverside Figure 8  Y 15.84 4.58 4  
Sat 22 Jul 6.30am Strand Park North Ward Circuit Y 8.59 4.27   16k (5:30am)
Sat 29 Jul 6.30am James Cook University  University tour Y 8 4    
Sun 06 Aug various Jezzine Barracks  Townsville Running Festival
5k, 10k, 21k, 42k  
21k/42k only
Sat 12 Aug 6.30am Bicentennial Park Queens Rd Fairfield Waters handicap   9.28 4.65 3.5  
Sat 19 Aug 6.30am Rossiter Park Kimball St Two Tunnels Y 10.4 4.85    
Sat 26 Aug 6.30am Ross Dam Ross Dam 10K Time Trial 3 Y 10 5    
Sun 03 Sep 7.00am Sports Reserve - Burke St King/Queen of Castle Fun Run Y 8.3 4.35 4.35k - 7am  
Sat 09 Sep 6.30am Bushland Beach Foreshore
(End of Mt Low Parkway)
Bushland Beach Ramble  Y 8 4 3  
Sat 16 Sep 6.30am Pioneer Park - Riverway Loam Island Loop Y 9.9 4.71    
Sat 23 Sep 6.30am Sports Reserve - Burke St Around the Hill ANQ Championships Y 11.6 5    
Sat 30 Sep 6.30am Strand Park East Water Tanks Y 9 4.87    
Sat 07 Oct 6.30am Anderson Park Race in the park Y 7 4    
Sat 14 Oct 7.30am Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal Magnetic island run   6k/9k/13k 6    
Sat 21 Oct 6.00am James Cook University Union First off season run from JCU in October   5 5    
Saturdays - 28 Oct to 25 Nov 6.00am James Cook University Union Off Season Runs (Untimed)   Varies Varies    
Saturdays - 2 Dec to 30 Dec 6.00am Pioneer Park - Sporting Dr, Riverway Off Season Runs (Untimed)   Varies Varies    
Mon 25 Dec Start anywhere - be at top by 6:30am for breakfast Christmas Breakfast at the top of Castle Hill           
Saturdays - 6 Jan 18 to 24 Feb 18 6.00am Strand Park  Off Season Runs (Untimed)   Varies Varies    
~ The Junior Series will usually start at approximately 7:30am (1 hour after the adult start time) unless otherwise indicated.
The Wolf Pack Series is aimed to facilitate those training for longer distance runs.  Those runs highlighted with # require compulsory equipment (hydration pack, compression bandages & space blanket).  Any runs starting before daylight will require the use of a headlamp or similar light until daylight.