A prize pool of $1,400 is sure to see a huge field of entrants in the Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group Great Santa Race on Saturday 3 December. The challenge is simple – make the short dash up Maple Street in Cooroy dressed in a santa suit! First prize is $500, second is $250 and third is $150 but the beauty is that you don’t even have to place to be a winner as there are also five random draws of $100! And if the prize pool isn’t enough enticement, the event also raises funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. So that should provide you with plenty of incentive to get your running shoes on!
“This is the fourth year that we have had the mad-cap excitement of the Great Santa Race as a part of the Christmas in Cooroy celebrations. We’ve had around 50 Santas in the last couple of years but it would be great if we could double those numbers and get 100 Santas streaking their way up Maple Street. There are thousands of people in the crowd cheering them on so it is all quite exciting. The more Santas that run, the more funds are raised for the Leukaemia Foundation,” said Danielle Taylor, Event Manager.
The Great Santa Race will start at Apex Park in Cooroy at 4.30pm on Saturday 1st December. Entry to the Great Santa Race is only $10 and all entrants receive a free Santa suit to race in. Proceeds of the race are donated to Leukaemia Foundation. Participants must be 18 years and over and entries can be obtained online at www.christmasincooroy.com.au. Ensure you enter early to secure a spot at the starting line.
The Great Santa Race is a component of Christmas in Cooroy which is a fantastic free community event with free rides and entertainment for the entire family. Hosted by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Cooroy this event is a showcase of Christmas spirit for the region. The race will precede the popular Bendigo Bank Street Parade which then leads into other festivities such as music and fireworks in Apex Park.
The event could not be run without the fantastic support from all its volunteers and funding partners: Cooroy Community Branch of Bendigo Bank, Wimmers Soft Drinks, Cooroy Hotel, Ri-con Contractors, Stella Conveyancing, Cooroy Pest Control, Zinc 96.1FM, Lukes Supa IGA Cooroy, Cooroy Rag, Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy, Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group, Qld Media Print, Sunshine Mitre 10, Firefly Solutions, Mower & ATV, Town & Country Home Rentals, Hinternoosa Real Estate, Cartwright Lawyers incorporating Bone Lawyers, Ritek Building Solutions, David Lafferty @ Hinternoosa, Bamboo Australia, Gelignite Jacks, Hinterland Christian Centre and Sunshine Coast Regional Council.