Great Santa Race

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  • Location: Maple Street, Cooroy 4563 Queensland

Huge Prize Pool at the Cooroy Great Santa Race

Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone but perhaps the busiest of all is Santa.  Even in this age of instant communication and jet engines, Santa still knows the wisdom of delegating and outsourcing.  That's why he has a team of representatives around the world to help him deliver all the presents to the good boys and girls (even with Santa's magic he can't do it all alone).  This year, in order to give his helpers the acknowledgement they deserve, Santa has endorsed the inaugural Great Santa Race to be held in Cooroy on Saturday 5th December.

The Great Santa Race involves a short dash up Maple Street, Cooroy by competitors wearing Santa suits.  Perhaps the most exciting part is that there is a cash prize pool of $1,400 up for grabs!  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!  

"We thought it would be a great, unique way to celebrate Christmas and kick off the Christmas in Cooroy celebrations.  We can't wait to see Maple Street full of Santas and the crowds cheering them on.  It should be a great spectacle and a lot of fun for everyone," said sponsor David Campbell of Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group.

The Great Santa Race will start at Apex Park in Cooroy at 4.30pm on Saturday 5th December.  Entry to the Great Santa Race is free and the first 10 entrants to register also receive a free santa suit to race in.  Participants must be 18 years and over and entries can be obtained online at on the Christmas in Cooroy page.  Entry forms must be received by 5pm on Thursday 3 December 2009.  Registration on the day will commence from 3.30pm.

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 local band, Rust and fireworks in Apex Park.

The event could not be run without the fantastic support from all its sponsors: Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Bendigo Bank, The Cooroy Rag, Luke's Supa IGA , Zinc 96.1 FM, Victory Hotel, Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group, Ricon Contractors PL, Cooroy Mountain Spring Water, Wimmers Soft Drink, Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy, Lanhams Mitre 10 Cooroy, Qld Media Print, Ritek Building Solutions, Bistro Bistro, Kennards Hire, Cooroy Travel, ISSA Creations, Solar Power Specialists, David Lafferty of Hinternoosa, Gelignite Jacks, Town & Country Home Rentals, Telstra Countrywide, Hinternoosa Real Estate, I-Ree-Lee-Assist, Cooroy Fruit Bowl, Picture of Health and Firefly Solutions.

Christmas in Cooroy is a free non-for profit event hosted by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce Inc and the Rotary Club of Cooroy Inc.

Cooroy Chamber of Commerce :
PO Box 13, Cooroy
0403 023 802
Cooroy Chamber of Commerce

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Maple Street, Cooroy

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