If the motivation behind your New Year’s resolution to lose weight is diminishing far quicker than your actual waistline, then all is not lost – registrations are now open for the 2014 Peak2Park charity event and organisers of the event, Healthy Active Lifestyles Toowoomba (HALT), are encouraging residents to dust off their walking shoes and get involved.
This year’s annual fun run/walk will be held on Sunday March 2nd, and will feature the traditional 4km and 10km courses as previous years. Both 4km, which starts at 7.30am and 10km (7am start) courses start at Picnic Point and finish at Lake Annand.
Peak2Park started nine years ago, initially as just a passing thought, but then a group of people, concerned by the obesity epidemic, created an event for people of all ages and fitness levels. “The focus of Peak2Park is to not only get people active during the fun run/walk on the day, but help positively change lifestyle habits,” HALT media liaison officer Neil Brown said.
“Over the years Peak2Park has become a real family event, but now we are finding schools and the corporate sector, as a means of team building, are getting heavily involved.Â Whether you are a social walker, a competitive runner or just want a relaxing stroll on a Sunday morning, the event has everything you want.”
Mr Brown saidÂ “We are again expecting several thousand participants this year and hope to raise in the vicinity of $40,000.” Funds raised in this year’s event will go to The Base Youth Service, Evaâ€™s Place and Fresh Hope, a rehabilitation centre for mothers and their children.
To register go to www.peak2park.org.au Entries can also be lodged at Willows Health and Lifestyle Centre or sign up at one of the three sign-on days at Grand Central, outside Rebel Sport, from 9am to 4pm on Saturday February 15, February 22 and March 1.