Marathoners from the start
Townsville Road Runners was named the Townsville Marathon Club from its’ origin in 1972 until it was renamed in the early 1980’s.
Consequently the first Townsville Marathon was conducted on 23rd September 1973 with 10 starters and 5 finishers. The inaugural race was won by Paul Circosta in 3:06:07.
The Townsville Marathon has been conducted annually since that date. Currently the Tony Ireland Holden Townsville Marathon is the second oldest marathon in Australia.
A full list of marathon participants and placing details will be available in the new year.
The 10 year Club
This club was formed in 2012 to recognise runners who have completed 10 Townsville Marathons since 1973.
Club members are ambassadors for the Townsville Marathon and are recognised with a polo shirt, a certificate (listing their placings and times) as well as their own individual race number for any future Townsville Marathon races. This special number range began with Tony Felesina – 42001.
10yr club members receive a 10% discount for races!
The McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival is offering a special 10% entry discount to any runner entering the Tony Ireland Townsville Marathon who is a member of a recognised 10 yr Marathon Club. Simply check the box on the entry form and complete the name of the marathon club which we can verify. This discount will not apply without verification.