The 18th annual charity run, Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park, presented by University of Southern Queensland, will take place this July. The Main Event will be hosted at Bill Paterson Oval at Limestone Park on Sunday 31 July. If participants cannot on the day, there is the option to sign up for the Virtual Event and run or walk from absolutely any location between 23 July – 6 August 2022.
The Ipswich Hospital Foundation’s Park2Park event is a fun-filled day that promotes exercise while raising money for local research projects, scholarships, presentations, and the annual Research Awards. It is suitable for almost all ages, with free activities for children and food trucks and stalls providing something for everyone. It is also a popular date on the running calendar for elite athletes.
The Foundation recently announced Bec Ungermann and Clay Dawson to be the 2022 Park2Park ambassadors. They will be running with participants on the Main Event, raising money to support the hospitals and communities of the West Moreton region.
Bec Ungermann is well known in Ipswich both in the health care industry and health/fitness community. She is a local podiatrist, an active runner, and the owner of Boss Multisport.
Bec has built a strong relationship with IHF through being a fitness trainer and an IHF volunteer.
Clay Dawson, the past IHF Park2Park Champion said, “I love the fact that this event is a celebration of our healthy community and the city of Ipswich in general!”
Dave Lambert will be the IHF Park2Park Race Director this year. Dave has supported many IHF events and built a great relationship with the Foundation over the past years, including being a trainer for the community fitness program and volunteering at Park2Park.
Dave encourages everyone to participate in this event, “Park2Park offers something for every fitness level, including 2.5km, 5km Walk, 5km Run 10km, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, Family Challenge 400m Obstacle Course.
“It represents much more than a celebration of health and personal wellness or realising health goals. It means coming together of a community and the valuable contribution the Ipswich Hospital Foundation can make to the West Moreton community.
“It is important to help raise funds and get our local researchers focusing on issues that affect local people. By advancing with local research and taking steps to become a tertiary hospital, locals will not need to travel as far for the healthcare they need.
“I’m confident that Park2Park will be another great success this year with the support from our volunteers, sponsors and partners, such as the University of South Queensland, City of Ipswich, Slater Gordon Lawyers and Brooks!
“Make sure you get your friends, family, business or school signed up for a team by the end of May; so that you can take advantage of the Early Bird rate! I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday, 31 July.”
Participants can register online until 3pm on Saturday 30th July at: https://park2park.com.au/ or in-person on the day.
Source: Ipswich Hospital Foundation