The group has been operating since 1979 and was established by Albert Van Der Wyk, joined a little while later by Roger Guard.
Their aim was to build members fitness and prepare members for the various races being offered around southern Qld. They also encouraged runners to have fun and enjoy the fresh air while running past the many scenic vistas that Toowoomba offers.
These aims remain today for those runners who wish to compete but the group has broadened its focus to encourage jogger and walker participation.
Profits from the three major events put on by the TRR are donated to local charities with the primary beneficiary being the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.
TRR also coordinates a series of school running events that compliments the Darling Downs Schools Athletic Association program as a precursor for the Qld Zone and State championships.
TRR has organised the Toowoomba Marathon, Carnival Half Marathon and the King & Queen of the Range races for many years. You can download a history of each of these events here:
The Podiatry Point have continued as the event sponsor for 2016 and the Toowoomba Road Runners appreciate their support. Podiatry Point are leaders in the treatment, prevention and education of people about their lower limbs. Located in Brisbane and Toowoomba, Podiatry Point is a reputable service provider of specialty care with a primary goal of improving the performance and lives of all our patients. They are compassionate and care about the needs of our patients! Podiatry Point goes beyond just the physical treatment, aiming to understand and offer solutions to fit your specific podiatry needs.