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Quirky fitness event offers boundless fun

Hop into Caloundra Triathlon Club’s Race the Roo community run for your chance to win a pouch-ful of prizes on the day.

Fitness enthusiasts, seasoned runners, rookies and social shufflers can ready themselves for a community run, unlike any other.

Now in its fifth year, Race the Roo is a community running event with a simple objective: to outrun the Roo for as many 1.1-kilometre laps as possible.

The Roo will start its first lap at a very relaxed pace. It will steadily increase the pace with each consecutive lap, with one minute of rest in between.

To stay in the race, runners will have to finish each lap before the Roo gets to the finish line.

Caloundra Triathlon Club hosts Race the Roo.

Race organiser Carlee Driscoll says runners of all abilities can take part in the event.

“Anyone who can jog a kilometre will outpace the Roo for a couple of laps” she says.

“We’ve noticed in previous years that most runners, especially parkrunners, completed longer distances than they would normally run because of the rest time between each lap.”

Runners who want to go for gold and complete the eventual last lap will have to have speed and endurance.

Winners in previous years have managed a massive 29 laps – or more than 30 kilometres.

Prizes will be up for grabs for the wining male, female, best-performing corporate team and sporting team, plus spot prizes on the day.

Free running programs are also available to download.

The race will take place on July 28 at Skippy Park, Landsborough, at 7am.

Spectators are welcome, with coffee and snacks available throughout the morning. Plus, the thrilling final laps will be worth sticking around for.

Visit racetheroo.com to register and for more information.

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