Registrations open for 7 Rocky River Run 2020

Grab a friend, create a team, and start training! Registrations for 7 Rocky River Run 2020 are now open!

Central Queensland’s largest annual charity running event will be held on Sunday, May 24 2020 with the same route for 2km, 5km, 10km and 21km races as this year, once again taking off from Quay Street.

At its heart, the event raises money to address youth mental health and the prevention of youth suicide.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said whether you’re a competitive participant or not, the River Run is one of the greatest fundraisers on the events calendar.

“2020 will be the second year that Council is extremely proud to host the annual River Run event which is now in its 13th year and earned a reputation as one of our most popular community-style events,” Mayor Strelow said.

“We know there are so many keen participants out there, so we are opening registrations earlier to encourage an even larger crowd next year.

“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.”

Over $4,000 in prize money will be up for grabs in the 21km, 10km and 5km races.

Channel 7's Creek to Coast presenter, Scott Hillier, has once again been named as the ambassador for the event.

"It's incredible to think this event is now its 13th year! The 7 Rocky River Run has grown to become a much-loved event for the local community and visitors to the region,” Mr Hillier said.

“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 and Ronald McDonald House Charities. I'm excited to be back on board as ambassador of this wonderful event.”

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Seven Central Queensland and McDonald’s Rockhampton are proud sponsors of 7 Rocky River Run 2020.

Additional sponsor opportunities are also available. Contact Advance Rockhampton, Rockhampton Regional Council’s Economic Development Unit, to find out more by emailing