Get Ready for the Townsville Hospital Foundation’s Move It Festival 2019.


Elliot Springs Move It Festival

The Townsville Hospital Foundation is thrilled to open registrations for “Move It Festival” 2019.

On Sunday 19th May 2019, Townsville Hospital Foundation’s “Move It Festival” will take place at Elliot Springs, with 1km, 5km and 10km courses for participants to run, walk or roll through. This year the event takes on a new twist with events incorporating the beautiful trails that surround Elliot Springs.

Partnering with Lendlease for the second year, the Foundation CEO Mandy Thompson said that this event will be a healthy activity for individuals, families and social groups alike to come together and spend a fun time outdoors whilst supporting a local charity.

“The work of the Foundation is all about supporting the Townsville Hospital & Health Service, and we are proud to be promoting this health focussed, fun activity” Ms Thompson said. “Events like this do not happen without support and the Foundation particularly wants to acknowledge Lendlease for their continued commitment to Move It.”

Simon Walker, Lendlease Regional Development Manager said “Elliot Springs is excited to be hosting the 2019 Move it Festival at Wadda Mooli Park. The event is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, enjoy the outdoors and support the Townsville Hospital Foundation.”

Runners and walkers alike will have a range of events to choose from ranging from a 1km through to the 10km for the more serious athletes out there.

Special awards this year will go to the Best Dressed family or group with the Foundation’s very own Bandi Bear having the casting vote on this category on the day.

The smallest members of our community will also be pleased to know that they can come prepared for a Teddy Bears Picnic after their event.

Food and coffee vans will also be onsite to cater for everyone post event breakfast or brunch.

The Foundation are very grateful to the Townsville Road Runners to ensure that the course has been well designed and planned to cater for all abilities.

Registrations will be officially opened on Friday 8th March 2019 – giving the Townsville community two months to register and get into training for what will be a terrific morning.

For more information and to register for “Move It Festival” 2018, visit