Caloundra Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank Race the Roo
The Caloundra Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank ‘Race the Roo’ is a community running event with a difference!
Runners of all abilities can enter the event with the goal to run as many loops of a 1.1km track as possible. Each lap is paced by a cyclist with a kangaroo mascot on the handlebars. The starting pace is leisurely, allowing beginner runners to stay ahead of the Roo. With a short breather between, each lap gets progressively faster, eventually challenging even the fastest, endurance runners!
To stay in the race, you must cross the finish line ahead of the Roo. Runners unable to stay ahead of the Roo on each lap are eliminated. The ultimate winner is the last runner remaining, or the first over the line on the last lap. In reality, every participant is a winner, as you will each receive a running singlet to commemorate the event and an engraved medal.
The inaugural event was held at Skippy Park in Landsborough on Sunday 14 July 2019. Watch this space for details on next year’s event!
Proud race sponsor No Limits Endurance has prepared beginner and intermediate Training Programs to prepare you to Race the Roo.