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The Toowoomba Road Runners is proud to present this year’s trail running event on Sunday 1 May, offering runners a 7km, 14km and 21.1km half marathon option. The 7km option is perfect for those getting into trail running/walking offering an undulating course, while the 14km and 21.1km half marathon option includes a challenging climb up Penderest Road.

The event is located at Murphys Creek Recreation Reserve, Dodts Road, Murphys Creek, with camping facilities available on the grounds.

The 14km and half marathon starts at 7am, followed by the 7km event at 7:15am. A race briefing for all participants will be conducted at 6:50am.

There is a 3 hour cut off and all participants must finish by 10am.

Course Map and Preview

14km out and back course elevation

Course Description

The course is an out and back starting and finishing at Murphys Creek Recreation Reserve and run mainly on Penderest Road, an undulating 4WD track. 7km runners turnaround at the 3.5km mark while 14km runners continue along the road until the turnaround point at the 7km mark then head down towards the finish. Half Marathon participants complete one 14km lap then the shorter 7km lap before finishing.

There are 3 water stops available on the course, one at each turnaround point and one at the 5km point. Water and refreshments are available at the start and finish area. We also recommend participants bring their own water and sun protection.

No dogs, prams, horses, bikes and scooters are permitted.

Post event area

The start and finish area at Murphys Creek Recreation Reserve will have stalls set up such as a sausage sizzle, coffee van and TRR merchandise for sale.

Running clubs and groups are welcome to set up tents from Saturday 30 April for their members. Please reach out to [email protected] to secure a spot.

Race Pack Collection

Race packs will be available for collection as follows:

Saturday 30 April:

9am – 12pm: Queens Park, Toowoomba (Sensory playground near the car park, Lindsay St)

1pm – 5pm: Murphys Creek Recreation Reserve, Dodts Rd, Murphys Creek

Sunday 1 May (Event Day):

5:30am – 6:50am: Murphys Creek Recreation Reserve

Entry Fees

Finishers will receive a medallion and a food voucher for a sausage sizzle and drink.

DistancePrior to 1 MayEvent Day Registration (1 May)

Entry fees exclude a 3% RegisterNow booking fee.

Camping OptionStay for the weekend!

Camping is permitted during the weekend and costs $5 per person. The campgrounds are run by the Murphys Creek Progress Association and facilities include electricity, water, toilets and showers.

Volunteers from the Association will be conducting a sausage sizzle on Saturday afternoon 30 April for guests and visitors and Murphys Creek Tavern is a short walk from the grounds.

For any questions, please contact [email protected].