7 Rocky River Run is a charity fun run held along the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton. The event raises funds to address youth mental health issues and the prevention of youth suicide through Ronald McDonald House Northern Australia and R U OK?.
The event has become Central Queensland's largest charity running event, and is a fun day out for a good cause. You can run, walk, wheel or stroll in 21km, 10km, 5km or 2km distances. Races are also timed, so if you are looking to beat your Personal Best you can try in either distance on race day.
7 Rocky River Run will be celebrating its thirteenth successful year in 2020 and will be held on Sunday, 24 May from 5am through till 1pm.
OUR CHARITIES OF CHOICE
R U OK? is a suicide prevention charity that aims to start life-changing conversations and create a more connected world. Its mission is to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully communicate with the people around them and support those struggling with life. This is of particular importance in Central Queensland - an area that has faced a tragic and alarming increase in youth suicide.
Suicide is preventable and there are warning signs around it. We believe that the work R U OK? does to raise awareness, reduce the stigma and create an open dialogue is extremely important. It all starts with the simple question of: "Are you okay?".
Ronald McDonald House is an independent charity helping families of seriously ill children. Its purpose is to help keep everyone together and close to much needed, often specialised care - offering the support group a "home away from home". It provides for families by helping to ease the burden of dealing with practicalities like accommodation. In a country as big as Australia, where this care may be far away, this can be a critical, overlooked service.
There are now 16 Ronald McDonald Houses in Australia and more than 360 houses worldwide.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
There are four distances to choose from - 21km, 10km, 5km and 2km. You can either run, walk, wheel or stroll, or a mix of a few, in each race distance. You can also race in teams, because let's face it - everything is better when it's done together!
In 2020, there will also be $4,550 in prize money to be awarded to males and females in the 21km, 10km and 5km races. There will also be a 5km team prize pool to be won.
$300 - 2nd
$200 - 3rd
$200 - 2nd
$100 - 3rd
$100 - 2nd
$50 - 3rd
5KM (UNDER 16'S)
$75 - 2nd
$50 - 3rd
5KM RACE (TEAMS)
$150 - 2nd
$50 - 3rd
(The first 5 finishers from your team will have their times recorded to determine the winning teams)