– The 2011 McDonald's Townsville Running Festival to be held on 7 August 2011

From: DirectRooms
Published: Wed Jul 13 2011

This will be the 13th time this annual festival has taken place. The event will include the Tony Ireland Holden Townsville Marathon, the Sports Med Townsville 10k Fun Run, the Queensland Country Health Townsville Half Marathon, the Townsville Bulletin 5k Fun Run and Walk, McDonald's Townsville 5k Junior Fun Run and Walk and the Barrier Reef TAFE Corporate 5k Teams Run and Walk.

Trophies and cash prizes will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers of each race and the ceremony sets to be held at 11:00. There is also a 'Big Person' trophy for the fastest runner who weighs more than 86 kg.

Due to the early start of each race it is well advised to book rooms in advance at one of the many Townsville hotels available. There are varieties to choose from in the area, many of which offer breakfast as part of the service.

Registration is possible until the 6th of August. An early bird entry fee is applicable until the 17th of July, and the normal entry fee will be charged from the 18th of July until the 4th of August. A late entry fee will be charged from the 5th of August. All races will be held on the 7th of August and there are different starting times for each race.


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