Membership Information

(Go to Become a member to register.)

The aim of the Townsville Road Runners is to promote running and jogging in the Townsville community. We do this through weekly club runs, races, learn-to-run clinics, training sessions and major events. We literally run all around the city & surrounds!

Our membership covers competitors of all ages and abilities from people who simply enjoy running, walking and keeping fit, to many of Townsville’s top runners. 

Everyone regardless of age and ability is catered for and welcome.

General Information: Runs are held all year long regardless of rain, summer heat or cyclones (well, ok, maybe not in an actual cyclone!).

The running season where places and times are recorded starts in March and finishes in October -. Check the calendar for the event programme.- The offseason is from October to February when untimed runs are held for fun, fitness and friendship. 

All Club runs and off-season runs are open to new runners and we encourage you to come down and have a go. You don’t have to be a member you just need to enjoy running.

Regular training runs (long runs, hills, track) are held weekly throughout the year.

Other information will be shared via our e-newsletter and through our social media. Please ensure you connect with these channels via our website and social media pages.

Courses include flat roads, hills, tracks and cross country.  They vary in difficulty from short and easy, to longer and more ardous. Regular training runs (long runs, hills, track) are held weekly throughout the year. You choose your time and pace.

All participants and members are encouraged to volunteer at least twice per year at Saturday morning runs. Jobs include recording, timing, set up before and pack down after the run.If volunteers are not forthcoming, volunteers may be rostered on at the discretion of the committee. Participants and volunteers are welcome to stay for cuppas, biscuits and cordial after these runs.

NOTE T0 All Participants: You don’t have to complete the course and you are welcome to shorten it or return to the start early. If you haven’t completed the designated course, please don’t cross the finish line and let the recorders know you’ve returned. If completing the designated course, all participants must finish the race by crossing the line. 

In 2024, Saturday runs will be FREE for members and $6 per run for non-members. This covers run costs, as well as insurance.  Different fees apply for Fun Runs, the McDonald's Townsville Running Festival and other nominated runs as advised.

The off-season runs are normally around 8km and there is a short course option of 4-5km. Club runs commence in the running season on the first Saturday in March. The Club runs are open to everyone - member or non-member alike.  They are held at different venues during the year and are of various distances. A glance at the calendar will tell you what runs are coming up. These in-season club runs are timed and recorded for your benefit and can be run competitively or as a social run, its up to you. Results are posted on the TRR website. 

All you need to do is check the website or pick up a printed calendar from TRR to find out what run is on and where. Stay in the loop and check the home page or facebook page for updates.

In addition to Saturday morning runs there are road runners out training most days of the week. Join one of the training sessions and really see your running take off.  Ask around at Saturday morning club runs to find out more about training and social runs or go to the training webpage

If you do decide to take out a membership you will be eligible for club championship points. At the end of the year your best 10 runs count towards a placing in the Club Championship. Refer to the Club Championship Points webpage for details of the points scoring system.

All members are required to assist with timing, tagging and recording duties on a roster basis at least 2 times per year, more if possible.  If you are injured, you are still welcome to assist with volunteering while you recover.

Want more information about membership then Contact Us today.

Membership Prices

Adult $70  ... 2:1 offer is available for an existing member introducing a NEW member, or 2 NEW members. Please remember to indicate the name of the other person.
Walkers, Supporters $60
Full Time Students $60
Junior (under 18) $35
Family (2 Adults and 2 or more children) $180

Financial members - FREE for the TRR members, although donations are appreciated for the tea & coffee!
Non-members - FIRST run FREE, then $6 per run for an individual with families capped at $15.00 per run.
Your first ever run with the club is free but please introduce yourself to the run organisers for a brief introduction.

Race Series

Club Championship Points – Eligibility is for adult members only based on your 10 best points scoring events (best 12 club point runs or 11 club point runs & 1 volunteer or 10 club point runs & 2 volunteers) commencing when you lodge your membership.

Under 18 juniors are based on the short course

Long course awards apply to the top 3 in each age group. The short course awards are for the first male and female only but may be expanded, depending on participation and interest.

10km Series - to be elibible, participants must run in ALL designated runs (see calendar).

President’s Cup (PC) – Highest points after completing all 4 PC races (see calendar).

Junior Race Series – Applies to school students aged to 17 year based on age at the 31st of December of the competition year. Junior points apply only to junior designated runs on the calendar. Juniors will be starting the same time as the adults. 1 point per race, per runner with no age groups for junior runners. The focus for 2022 is participation and recognition.

Membership Registration

On line registration is available.  This is the preferred method of registration.  If you can not complete on-line registration, are a life member not paying any subscription or a registering as a family please see Dave Wharton or Michael Fitzsimmons as system limitations may mean you need to to complete pre-printed forms.  Note for safety reasons any junior under 10 must be approved by the club president first before their membership is approved.  Any juniors wanting to partake in the long runs must also be approved by the club president.

Go to Become a Member for membership registration.