First formed in 2005, the annual Peak2Park fun run/walk is organised by HALT (Healthy Active Lifestyles Toowoomba Incorporated), who are an independent not-for-profit registered committee of local people looking to encourage residents of Toowoomba and district to participate in exercise and to raise funds for local charities.
Peak2Park makes the most of Toowoomba’s scenic parks and gardens by beginning at beautiful Picnic Point on the scenic rim of the Great Dividing Range and finishing at lovely Lake Annand, with its wide expanses of lawn.
Since the first Peak2Park in March 2006, it has attracted over 40,000 participants and volunteers, and raised close to $400 000 for local charities. The event is an ongoing success because of the continuing involvement and support of families, schools, local businesses and volunteers.
The Peak2Park event will proceed rain, hail or shine unless there is an extreme weather event, in which case notification would be given via this website and the Peak2Park Toowoomba FACEBOOK page.
Event Day Schedule
10km event ›› The 10km event will start at the eastern side at the beginning of the ringroad at Picnic Point at 7am. Marshalling will commence from 6:30am.
4km event ›› The 4km event will start at 7.45am at the beginning of Heller Street, immediately south of Tobruk Drive. Marshalling will commence at 7:00am.
Assembly Order (both events)
Runners ›› assemble at the front
Joggers ›› assemble behind Runners
Individual Walkers and Family Group Walkers ›› assemble behind Joggers
Strollers ›› assemble at the back to ensure your safety
Marshalls (volunteers) ›› Look for event marshalls (volunteers) in yellow or orange safety vests who will line the road at the start of both the 10km and 4km events. Police will be on hand to supervise road closures, supported by SES volunteers.
Post-event ›› After the events, participants and their families can sit back and relax on the grassy lawns of Lake Annand, enjoying fruit and water and visit the stands of beneficiary charities and generous corporate sponsors.
Transport and Parking
Getting to the start line ›› Signed Car Parking may be available (rain dependent) on the large grassed area (Heller Street Park, entry from lower side at Rowbotham Street) next to Picnic Point from 6am where SES volunteers will act as guides. Additional parking is available on Rowbotham Street and side streets. Please be sensitive with noise levels, as this is a residential location. Police will be on hand to assist the flow of traffic. Participants will need to walk the short distance from parking to the starting line.
Getting home after the event ›› Participants will need to arrange their own transport from Lake Annand after the event. Please be aware that road closures will affect route access.
Medical and Safety
If you are unable to continue at any point along the course, you should seek the assistance of an event official, event marshall or SES volunteers and Police officers who will obtain help as soon as possible.
Do not continue if you feel unwell. Your health and safety is important to us. First aid will be provided by St John’s Ambulance Service.
Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions are on the ENTRY page. Please read carefully.
Police and SES volunteers will monitor the 10km and 4km routes for the Peak2Park event. Information about Road Closures HERE.