Townsville Road Runners Inc was started in 1972 by a dedicated group of runners who got together regularly to race. Initially they called themselves the Townsville Marathon Club but later changed to the Townsville Road Runners, better reflecting the true nature of the club and perhaps less daunting for potential new members. Some of the inaugural members of the club are still active members today.
The club welcomes and caters for runners of all ages and abilities. For those who are just starting out, are not so fit or less competitive, most runs incorporate a short course and the club also has a dedicate group of walkers. Members of the club range from teenagers to members well into their seventies and from all walks of life - none of this matters on Saturday mornings.