Rocky River Run set to expand as CTC takes control
THE Capricorn Traning Company (CTC) has saved the Rocky River Run (RRR) from cancellation and is planning on making the annual event bigger and better than ever.
CTC have taken control of the hugely successful community fundraising event, which has been run by the Rotary Club of Rockhampton for the past eight years, following rumours the event would not go ahead this year.
With 2,500 participants and over $250,000 raised for mental health and the prevention of youth suicide by the event, the RRR has become a major feature on the Rockhampton event calendar and tourist attraction in recent years.
The huge success of the RRR resulted in greater organisational demands than the Rotary Club of Rockhampton have the capacity to provide prompting the decision to pass the organisation of the event to CTC.
CTC general manager Darryl Lapworth revealed exciting plans for the 2016 event.
"We are hoping to expand the event to three days this year," Mr Lapworth said.
"The River Run will be held on Sunday, May 22, but we are looking at incorporating other codes to make it a full weekend event. For example, we might do something with the Capras on the Saturday.
"We have also set a goal to get to 5000 competitors this year which is double that of last year.
"We are going to spend a lot of money on the RRR to attract people to come here and experience what the region has to offer.
"It really is all hands on deck at the CTC office at the moment."
Rotary President Richard Roper was certain CTC would deliver a great event.
"We are extremely proud of our achievements over the past eight years and we are confident that CTC will be just as successful as the new organisers of this great event," he said. S
"Rotary Club offers sincere thanks to all who have been involved in the massive job of running such a large community event over the past several years."