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Get ready to lace up your runners Ipswich

Ipswich City Council have partnered with the Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park presented by University of Southern Queensland for the 17th annual run for research.

The run aims to raise funds to help the West Moreton Health and Ipswich Hospital Foundation become a tertiary hospital which means residents won’t need to travel as far for the care they need.

Ipswich residents can run alone, with family, or even create a team for the main event which will be held on Sunday 25 July.

For those who can’t make it on the day, a Virtual Event will take place between Saturday 17 to 31 July.

Participants can choose to run or walk 2.5km, 5kms or a Half Marathon of 10kms.

For those who are bringing their family along, a new Family Challenge Obstacle Course will be at the Main Event.

Mayor Teresa Harding said the event is a great opportunity to support local healthcare.

“West Moreton Health and Ipswich Hospital Foundation provide world-class services to our community,” Mayor Harding said.

“The transition to a tertiary hospital would be another step forward for Ipswich, as we welcome an additional 325,000 residents by 2041.

“Park2Park is not only a great day out it will also help fund local research and bring better care closer to home for our community.”

For those who take part in the Virtual Event or Main Event will receive an official Park2Park cap and finisher’s medal.

Family entertainment, stalls, food and refreshments will be available on the day at the revamped Park2Park Mall.

To register, donate, or to find out more, visit http://www.park2park.com.au

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