The Toowoomba Road Runners was established by Albert Van Der Wyk in 1979 with the late Roger Guard joining Albert as the major stalwarts of the group a short time later.
Their aim was to improve fitness levels and prepare members for the various races held around Southern Queensland. They also encouraged runners to have fun and enjoy the fresh air while running through the numerous laneways past the many sights of Toowoomba and surrounds.
These aims remain today for those runners who wish to compete but the group has broadened its focus to encourage jogger and walker participation.
There two major events that the Toowoomba Road Runners organise every year. The events are operated by club volunteers, support from the Tooowoomba Regional Council and sponsorship from a number of private organisations. Event costs for participants are kept to a minimum. The club is also able to make a annual donation to a local charity. Last year we donated to Hope Horizons. This year it is the Drought Angels
TRR also coordinates a series of school running events that compliments the Darling Downs Schools Athletic Association program as a precursor for the Qld Zone and State championships.
TRR has organised the Toowoomba Marathon, Carnival Half Marathon and the King & Queen of the Range races for many years. You can download a history of each of these events here:
The Podiatry Point have continued as the event sponsor for 2019 and the Toowoomba Road Runners appreciate their support. Podiatry Point are leaders in the treatment, prevention and education of people about their lower limbs. Located in Brisbane and Toowoomba, Podiatry Point is a reputable service provider of specialty care with a primary goal of improving the performance and lives of all our patients. They are compassionate and care about the needs of our patients! Podiatry Point goes beyond just the physical treatment, aiming to understand and offer solutions to fit your specific podiatry needs.