On The Day

COVID-Safe practices

Park2Park has a COVID Safe Checklist in place.

  • Park2Park is working with all the relevant authorities to ensure we are able to deliver the safest event possible for everyone involved
  • QR Codes may be utilised on the day for check in
  • Encourage attendees to download the Check in Qld App
  • Stay home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
  • Hand Sanitiser and Hand Washing Facilities are available around the Event Precinct and Course.
  • Maintain Social Distancing of 1.5m from others.
  • Masks will be available on the day
  • We encourage attendees to wear a mask where possible
  • Staggered start times to reduce the number of people on site at any time
  • Event cleaners to ensure all high touch point areas are cleaned frequently
  • Extra toilets to reduce queuing times
  • Businesses have the right to refuse service and must insist that anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms leaves the venue. This applies to our event precinct.

Race Day Guide


Water Stations

There are 5 water stations located each KM around the course hosted by local secondary schools and local organisations.  Chanting and cheering, these enthusiastic teams hydrate and encourage participants.

Event Times

Half Marathon and Relay6:15am
Half Marathon and Relay Presentation Ceremony8:00am
5KM Run8:45am
5KM Walk9:00am
Family Challenge10:15am
Mascot Marathon10:30am

Medical & First Aid

First aid support will be provided on course and first aid will be available at the finish area on the Bill Paterson Oval.

If you require first aid attention on the course, please report to your closest course marshal, SES volunteer or water station.


Toilets are located along the Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park course at the 2KM, 3KM & 4.5KM points.  Toilets are also located in the carpark of the Bill Paterson Oval, behind the blue building at the carpark end of Bill Paterson Oval & next to the cricket pitch.


We recommend car-pooling to the event where possible to decrease congestion around the event precinct.

Limited parking is available in the car park off Quarry Street, Ipswich as well as in the surrounding streets for the duration of the event.

Disabled parking is located near the AFL building, Limestone Park and is reserved for Disabled parking permit holders only

Please refer to the course map which shows area where NO parking is allowed.

Lion Street is closed until approximately 7am.  After this time Lion Street will re-open & parking is permitted.

Please be aware: QLD road rules apply when choosing a parking space around the event precinct.  E.g. Do not park over driveways etc

Course Officials

Course officials are located at strategic points along the 5KM course.  SES personnel & Traffic Management staff  will also be in attendance.

Race Etiquette

To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience, participants should:

  • Position yourself at the start line relative to your ability and your goal finish time.
  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right.
  • Do not stop or change direction suddenly.
  • Be courteous to your fellow participants.
  • Always follow the directions of all race officials, SES personnel and emergency services.
  • No rollerblading, cycling, skating or skipping.

Prams, strollers, wheel chairs and participants with pets* should start at the back of the start area.

NOTE: *Dogs are not permitted to participate in the Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park. Service dogs permitted.


Clothing items/belongings (no valuables) can be left in the baggage area which is located in the Athletics Building at the car park end of the Bill Paterson Oval.  To drop off your baggage be wearing your race bib as this will act as your identification.  On collection of your baggage you will need to supply the attendant with your bib number.


An information booth is located in the Registration Area on Bill Paterson Oval.  General questions and information can be asked here.


A sunscreen trailer is located at the event precinct.  Please help yourself to this service.

Child Feeding & Change Area

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park offers a child feed and change tent for parents.  This tent is hosted by the volunteers of the Ipswich ABA group to provide you with a comfortable place to tend to your children’s needs.