My Comment column with QT journalist Peter Foley
My Comment column with QT journalist Peter Foley Rob Williams

Park2Park is a great event for our city

THERE'S something special about rolling out of a perfectly good, warm bed on a Sunday morning and going for a run.

That is the essence of Park2Park that celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday - but of course it represents so much more.

The event is organised by the Ipswich Hospital Foundation and raises money for the not-for-profit organisation.

Ipswich has been weighed down by the tag of the fat capital and the best way to start changing that is by setting great examples. Led by its ever-cheerful chairman Tom Yates, the foundation promotes a healthy lifestyle and nowhere is that on show in a better way than at Park2Park.

Runners and walkers with different abilities but essentially the same goal aim to complete their personal goal.

For those who haven't caught the Park2Park fever, it involves races including half-marathon, 5km and 10km starting and finishing at Limestone Park.

As we have done pretty much from the start of Park2Park, the Queensland Times had a team in yesterday's event.

As was pointed out in our story on page four, the Ipswich Park2Park challenge has certainly come a long way since its inaugural event in 2004.

Back then, only 338 people participated and yesterday more than 2000 people joined in.

Congratulations to all involved in organising this great event and also those who took part.



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