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 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.
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)
How do I register a team?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 5445 1711 with the details of the entries required.
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 email@example.com 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.
What is the cancellation policy?
What are the minimum age requirements?
Half Marathon - 14
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.
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 23 May 9am - 4pm.
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.