It’s time to hit the ground running and get training for the annual 7 Rocky River Run with super early bird registrations now open!
Central Queensland’s largest annual charity running event will be held on Sunday, 23 May 2021 with over $2,500 in prize money up for grabs in the 21km, 10km and 5km races.
Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said whether you’re a competitive participant or not, the Rocky River Run is one of the greatest fundraisers on the events calendar and it’s great to be back in 2021 after the 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
“We know there are so many keen participants out there and the event has rightfully earned a reputation as one of our most popular sporting events,” said Mayor Williams.
“Whether you’re a competitive runner vying for a new personal best, or if you just want to grab some friends for a fun team challenge, it’s for a great cause and always a great morning out.”
Channel 7's Creek to Coast presenter, Scott Hillier, has once again been named as the ambassador for the event.
"The 7 Rocky River Run has grown to become a much-loved event for the local community and visitors to the region,” said Mr Hillier.
“From elite runners through to community and sporting groups, schools and individuals, it's not only a great atmosphere but a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for youth suicide prevention through RU OK? and Ronald McDonald House Charities. I'm excited to be back on board as ambassador of this wonderful event.”
Advance Rockhampton’s Manager of Tourism and Events Annette Pearce said it’s great to have another event back on the calendar, and the 2021 course will again offer participants a scenic route with stunning river views and bridge crossings. The start and finish will again be on Quay Street in front of Customs House with family and friends encouraged to cheer runners across finish line.
“The 7 Rocky River Run will be one of the largest running events in Queensland this year and we are encouraging locals to invite friends and family to visit and compete in one of our most popular sporting events,” said Ms Pearce.
To register for 7 Rocky River Run visit www.sevenrockyriverrun.com.au and sign up to the newsletter for training tips and sessions. You can also follow 7 Rocky River Run on Facebook for up-to-date announcements.
Seven Central Queensland and McDonald’s Rockhampton are proud sponsors of 7 Rocky River Run 2021.
Additional sponsor opportunities are also available. Contact Advance Rockhampton, Rockhampton Regional Council’s Economic Development, Tourism, Events and Marketing Unit to find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.