Proudly sponsored by Pirtek Toowoomba

The Toowoomba Road Runners is proud to present this year’s Murphys Creek Challenge on Sunday 30 April, 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 course is mostly on dirt roads and 4WD track among beautiful scenery.

We are excited to have Pirtek Toowoomba as our event sponsor for this year. Pirtek Toowoomba is a locally owned business that is a leading provider of hydraulic & industrial hoses.


14 KM


The event is located at Murphys Creek Recreation Reserve, Dodts Road, Murphys Creek.

The half marathon starts at 7am, followed by the 14km event at 7:20am and 7km event at 7:30am. 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

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 29 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 29 April:

8am – 11am: Queens Park, Toowoomba (Sensory playground near the car park, Lindsay St)

2pm – 4pm: Murphys Creek Recreation Reserve, Dodts Rd, Murphys Creek

Sunday 30 April (Event Day):

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

Entry Fees – All entries come with a hot breakfast

7KM: $45

14KM: $55

Half Marathon: $65

Entry fees exclude TimingWizards online booking fee of 3.99% or $1.90 min (includes GST)

For any questions, please contact [email protected].


The following items are available for sale:
•  2023 TRR Murphys Creek Challenge Mens Shirt $27
•  2023 TRR Murphys Creek Challenge Womens Shirt $27
•  2023 TRR Murphys Creek Challenge Kids Shirt $25

Merchandise will be available to purchase during bib pick up in both locations. You can pay by cash or transfer funds into the following bank account:

Bank Account: Toowoomba Road Runners Inc.

BSB: 114-879

Account No: 127 440 484

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