Our members are made up of all ages and fitness levels, everyone is welcome!
We also have a dedicated group of walkers. The club welcomes and caters for runners of all ages and abilities. For those who are just starting out, are not so fit or less competitive, most runs incorporate a short course and the club also has a dedicate group of walkers. Members of the club range from teenagers to members well into their seventies and from all walks of life – none of this matters on Saturday mornings.
Townsville Road Runners Inc was started in 1972 by a dedicated group of runners who got together regularly to race. Initially, they called themselves the Townsville Marathon Club but later changed to the Townsville Road Runners, better reflecting the true nature of the club and perhaps less daunting for potential new members. Some of the inaugural members of the club are still active members today.
The Townsville running season runs from March to October, and regular offseason runs are also held. Courses range from flat roads to hills, tracks and cross country. Courses vary in difficulty from short and easy, to a couple which is long and arduous. Regular training runs (long runs, hills, track) are held weekly throughout the year. Townsville Road Runners are a social group that meets every Saturday morning, (unless there is a scheduled Fun Run on Sunday) all year round, regardless of rain, summer heat or cyclones (well, ok, maybe not in an actual cyclone). All Club runs and off-season runs are open to new runners and we encourage you to come down and have a go.