Runners bounded across the finish line at Mount Isa’s first ever parkrun on Easter Saturday.
Parkruns are free, weekly, 5km timed runs, usually at 7am each Saturday, open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.
More than 100 people have already registered Mount Isa as their home base for the weekly run.
The Mount Isa route started at the northern end of Tharrapatha Way at the corner of Davis Rd and Urquhart St.
The two lap course was trekked by people of every ability including walkers.
If you are keen to join in next week, you must register beforehand.
Event organiser Sarah Choyce was thrilled with the success of the first parkrun.
“It was great to see so many people come along, especially because it is the Easter long weekend,” Ms Choyce said.
“I have heard nothing but positive feedback.
“It is not only about health and fitness but also gets people out into the community,” she said.
Ms Choyce had been hoping to get it up and running before winter but with the help of Mount Isa City Council, government and parkrun Australia was able to start this weekend.
“A huge thank you for their support to make this happen, in what I think, may just be record time,” Ms Choyce said.
“Parkruns are a great way to get active, get connected and get involved in the community.”
Volunteers are needed for future races. Express your interest on the Mount Isa parkrun Facebook page.
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