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 South East Queensland 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 2021 and will be held on Sunday, 23 May from 5am through till 1pm. 


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 Charities South East Queensland 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. 



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 2021, 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




$150 - 2nd

$50 - 3rd

(The first 5 finishers from your team will have their times recorded to determine the winning teams)


More information on event facilities including parking, drink stations, bag drop, race pack and bib collection, bathrooms, first aid, and recovery will be available closer to race day.


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We're always looking for volunteers to help out on race day. If you'd like to volunteer for a good cause, email to find out more. 


Register as early as possible online to avoid the rush on race day and gain online discounts. There will also be a registration station on Saturday and Sunday of race day weekend. You will only be able to enter into the 5KM and 2KM race options on race weekend. 


How do I register a team?

Self registration allows a team captain to set up a team upon registration which will then qualify them and anyone who then joins that team to receive an automatic 10% off their initial registration fee, no link required. Once the team is created, other participants can join the team by selecting the team name when registering. There is no maximum limit to the number of participants that can be in a team. Team members may run any distance of their choice.

Are there medals?

Yes, every finisher will receive a medal.

Can our company be invoiced for staff members who want to compete in the run?

Yes, your company can be invoiced for the number of registrations required. Please contact or 07 5445 1711 with the details of the entries required. Upon payment, we will setup a code to share with your employees. This code will default Free of Charge entry at checkout.

Will my run be timed?

Yes, your run will be timed and results will be published online.

What if I wish to change my event?

You can transfer to another distance by emailing up until May 15, 2020. After this time transfers of distances can be done at race pack collection. Please bring confirmation email, collect your bib and then bring it to late entries for transfer. Transfers of distance and person will be subject to availability of races. A $10 administration fee is applicable to any changes made to an entry including transfer of distance or participant.

What is the cancellation policy?

The following refund fees are applicable for cancellations, depending on when the request is received. Refund of 75% up to 5pm, 9th April 2021 Refund of 50% up to 5pm, 23rd April 2021 Refund of 25% up to 5pm, 7th May 2021 No Refunds after 8th May 2021 Please contact to arrange cancellation

What are the minimum age requirements?

Half Marathon - 14 10km - 11 5km - 5 2km - 4 Parents not entered in another event must pay entry to run with their child. Parents already entered in another event do not need to pay entry to run with their child. Please leave on your race bib to show you are a registered participant. You will not receive a time in the second distance.

Are prams permitted?

Prams are permitted (for safety reasons please start from the back of the field) in all events. Children within prams (under 4) are free. If you would like the child to receive their own medal please register them as a separate entrant. Please note, for safety reasons, children on bikes and scooters are not permitted in any event.

When can I collect my race number and pack?

Registration to collect race numbers and packs will be at Customs House, Quay Street, on Saturday 22 May 9am - 4pm. 2km and 5km runners may also collect race packs on Sunday morning 7am - 815am at Customs House. Please note, no late entries will be accepted on race day.

Is there somewhere to leave my bag during the race?

Bag drop will be available at Customs House, Quay Street, from 5.30am on Sunday morning. Please attach the tear off strip from your race number and attach it to your bag so we can identify your belongings. We do not advise leaving valuables.