On The Day

COVID-Safe practices

Park2Park has a COVID Safe Checklist in place.

Face mask restrictions will continue to apply for Park2Park. You must wear a face mask at all times at Park2Park, unless:

  • you are eating or drinking.
  • you are engaged in strenuous physical exercise, like running.
  • it is unsafe.

There are some other exceptions to wearing face masks, including for children under 12 and people with particular medical conditions or disabilities. If in doubt, wear a face mask.

NOTE: You are permitted to remove your face mask while running. However, you must always carry a face mask and replace it once you enter the Finisher’s Area and at the Event Precinct.

  • You must check in to our event with the “Check In Qld” App.
    • Scan the QR code sign-posted around the grounds and on your Race Day Guide to check-in.
  • Hand Sanitiser and Hand Washing Facilities are available around the Event Precinct and Course.
  • Maintain Social Distancing of 1.5m from others.

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
Presentation Ceremony10:45am

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.


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.

Bendigo Bank Finisher's Area

On completion of your event, you will be welcomed into the Finisher’s Area by Bendigo Bank community volunteers. Here you can collect your finishers medallion plus fruit and water to help with your recovery. A photo finish opportunity is available right outside the recovery area to take your photo in front of the finisher’s sign.  Be sure to get your friends and capture a snap to #tag on social media.

Rebel Sport Recovery Area

On completion of your event, head over to the Rebel Sport Recovery Area. Here you’ll find a cool-down station with foam rollers to help you stretch and release those hard-working muscles.

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.