Race the Rattler Challenge

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  • Location: Gympie, Gympie 4570 Queensland

The Mary Valley Heritage Railway Race the Rattler Challenge
Muscle vs Machine It's the ultimate test of human muscle pitted against hard-cold steel as 'The Valley Rattler' (weighing in at more than 190-tonnes), competes against hundreds of runners in a mini-marathon of 18-kilometres throughout the picturesque Mary Valley. Who will win this year ... the machine or the muscle? The MVHR 'Race the Rattler' competition will be held on Monday, June 12, 2006.

18.5km Rattler Challenge
Team Challenge - 4 competitors - 4.5km each

An 18.5 km foot race against the famous 'Valley Rattler' Steam Train.
Includes an individual run or team challenge. Teams are made up of 4 competitors and each member completes approximately 4.5 km.

Train departs Gympie Station for Dagun at 8.00 am with the first 300 runners to register. Other runners and supporters are taken by bus to the start of the race. The race begins at 9.30 am from Dagun.

First runners cross the finish line shortly after 10.30 am and competitors and supporters will enjoy entertainment throughout the day at the old Gympie Station.

11.30 am - Course timing closes.

12.00 noon - Presentations and random draws.

Buses will transport the team challenge runners to their changeover points from Dagun.

Food will be available at both Dagun and Gympie Stations.

$38 for individuals
$150 for teams
(All GST Inclusive)

Each competitor receives a bag with a 'Race the Rattler' T-Shirt and sponsor products.

Supporter's tickets are available. Supporters are transported to Dagun by bus then board the 'Valley Rattler' to cheer on the runners as they make their way back to the old Gympie Station.

Historic Gympie Train Station, Tozer St, Gympie
phone 5482 2750


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Gympie, Gympie

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