Ipswich To See Its First Ever Marathon Event in Greater Springfield

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The Run 2 Give Foundation has officially launched the McGrath Springfield Greater Springfield Marathon Festival last month and they have high hopes for the event as this is the first that it came to the region.

They are expecting to see over 1,000 runners to turn up for the event. This is the foundation’s third event in Queensland. So far, their events have received positive feedback, which serves as their inspiration to grow the event in the next couple of years to getting 5,000 runners.

The Greater Springfield Marathon Festival will include:

  • 42km
  • 35km
  • 28km
  • 21km
  • 14km
  • 7km
  • Kid’s 1km fun run

The foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for registered charities through sporting events.

Steven Hodgson fo McGrath Springfield is involved in this event, something that they see as a great way to give back to the community. This will be one of the biggest events in the area and this will also be the first marathon in Ipswich.

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli has also expressed excitement for the event.

The marathon will be held on 30 June at 6:30 a.m. Those planning to participate should consider commencing training anytime soon.