Run the riverside this Sunday!

Published on 24 June 2019

Rocky River Run

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 Margaret Strelow said that she 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 Strelow.

“This is the twelfth year the River Run has taken place, and every year it gets bigger and better!

“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.

“As well as being a great day for our community, the 7 Rocky River Run is a major drawcard for our region, and brings in some great benefits for the Rocky economy.”

Seven Brisbane/Regional Queensland General Manager Mr Ben Roberts-Smith said the television network continues to be heavily invested in supporting the Central Queensland community.

"Our partnership with Rockhampton Regional Council is an important one for us because we have the same clear mandate to support local business and encourage visitation to the region,” said Mr Roberts-Smith

“The 7 Rocky River Run is now an iconic event that brings together the whole Central Queensland community and people from further afield.

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

Mayor Margaret Strelow said that this year families who come along will also find there are some exciting new aspects to the event.

“This is the first year that Rockhampton Regional Council has taken over as hosts of 7 Rocky River Run, and we’re hoping to really build on this great event to keep it growing year after year,” said Mayor Strelow.

“For example, this year we are putting on a family entertainment section with the support of The Capricornian.

“This section will include amusement rides, face-painting, and entertainment from 8am to midday.

“The energy is going to be absolutely incredible, and there’ll be something on for everyone.

“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 29 June at Customs House, 208 Quay Street Rockhampton.

The 7 Rocky River Run raises funds to address youth mental health issues and the prevention of youth suicide. The event is proudly sponsored by Seven Queensland, McDonald’s Rockhampton, Rockhampton Regional Council, The Morning Bulletin, The Capricornian, and The Edge.

7 Rocky River Run will be held on Sunday 30 June 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 – 11:00am on Sunday 30 June:

CBD & Southside

Quay Street

William Street to Fitzroy Street (closed 4:00am to 5:00am only)

Quay Street

Fitzroy Street to 342 Quay Street

William Street

Quay Street to East Street

East Street

William Street to Fitzroy Street (half road closed)

Quay Lane

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

Wandal Road to Graeme Acton Way

Graeme Acton Way

Bolsover Street to Hall Street

North Street

At Quay 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 30 June.



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.