Run riverside this Sunday for a good cause!

Published on 17 May 2021


Start lacing up your joggers because Central Queensland’s biggest running event hits Rockhampton this weekend!

7 Rocky River Run kicks off this Sunday at 6.00am with the half marathon, followed by the 10km, 5km, and 2km races.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said that he is looking forward to a fantastic day.

“The 7 Rocky River Run has become one of the must-do events in Queensland’s running calendar, and we’re expecting thousands of people to come out to join in on a race or cheer on participants,” said Mayor Williams.

“It’s going to be a great day for everyone, whether you’re a serious runner or looking to enjoy a fun family day out on our stunning riverbank.”

Advance Rockhampton’s Manager of Tourism and Events Annette Pearce said as well as being a great event for our community, the 7 Rocky River Run is a major drawcard for our region, contributing to our economy.

“The 7 Rocky River Run is now an iconic event on the Central Queensland calendar bringing together the community and supports a great cause,” Ms Pearce said.

“Runners come for a range of reasons but they all leave with the same exhilarating high from competing in this first-class event.”

Registrations are still open for every event, so if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time!

Register online at and follow 7 Rocky River Run on facebook for more updates.

You can also register in person on Saturday 22 May at City Centre Plaza opposite Target.

The 7 Rocky River Run raises funds to address youth mental health issues and the prevention of youth suicide.

Special thanks to sponsors Seven Queensland, McDonald’s Rockhampton, City Centre Plaza, Rockhampton Regional Council and CQ Today.

7 Rocky River Run will be held on Sunday 23 May from 5:00am to 1:00pm.

For the safety of the community, entrants, and event organisers, a number of road closures (with traffic detours) will be required between 4:00am – 12:00am on Sunday 23 May:

CBD & Southside

Quay Street

Francis Street to Fitzroy Street

Huish Drive

Graeme Acton Way to Hall Street

William Street

Quay Street to East Street

East Street

William Street to Fitzroy Street (half road closed)

Quay Lane

William Street to Fitzroy Street - Local Traffic Only

Hall Street

Graeme Acton Way to Huish Drive

Lion Creek Road

New Exhibition Road to Hall Street - Local Traffic Only

Exhibition Road

Campbell Street to Graeme Acton Way

Graeme Acton Way

Bolsover Street to Hall Street

North Street

At East Lane intersection

Cambridge Street

At Victoria Parade intersection

Archer Street

At Victoria Parade intersection

Fitzroy Street

At Victoria Parade intersection – limited access to Quay Lane, Local Traffic Only


Victoria Parade

Fitzroy Street to North Street


Reaney Street

Bridge Street to Sports Fields

Goodsall Street

6 Goodsall St to Reaney St (Local Traffic Only)

Northside Boat Ramp and car park

Access to the boat ramp and carpark will be temporarily closed between 5:00am and 10:00am, Sunday 23 May.


Traffic Management will be in place to ensure businesses and residents can access their property and Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Motorists and pedestrians are asked to exercise caution and observe all signs and traffic directions.