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, 4 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, this year the event will also be raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation providing even more incentive to get your running shoes on.
"We thought it would be a great, unique way to celebrate Christmas and kick off the Christmas in Cooroy celebrations. Last year was our inaugural year and 50 Santas streaked their way up Maple Street. There were also thousands of people in the crowd cheering them on. We are hoping to have even more entrants this year and a portion of their entry fees will be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation," said Danielle Taylor, Event Manager.
The Great Santa Race will start at Apex Park in Cooroy at 4.30pm on Saturday 4th December. Entry to the Great Santa Race is only $10 and all entrants receive a free Santa suit to race in. Participants must be 18 years and over and entries can be obtained online at www.christmasincooroy.com.au. Entry forms and payment must be received by 5pm on Thursday 2 December 2010.
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 sponsors: Sunshine Coast Council (assisted through the grants program), Ri-con Contractors, Bendigo Community Bank, Cooroy Rag, Luke's Supa IGA Cooroy, Cooroy Hotel, The Plantation B & B, Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group, Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy, Ritek Building Solutions, Cooroy Mountain Spring Water, Wimmer's Soft Drinks, Queensland Media Print, Master Hire, Zinc 96.1FM, Hinterland Christian Centre, Town and Country Home Rentals, Melco Lanhams Mitre 10, Bone Lawyers, ISSA Creations, David Lafferty -- Hinternoosa, Jungle Jim's Carpentry & Maintenance, Hinternoosa Real Estate, Bone Lawyers, Telstra Countrywide, Firefly Solutions and Cooroy RSL.
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