Run, Santa, RUN!!!

santa raceEveryone knows that Santa loves his helpers, but he has a special place in his heart for the helpers that participate in the Great Santa Race raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. One of the highlights of the Christmas in Cooroy festival, The Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group Great Santa Race is definitely entertaining whether you are competing or just an eager spectator.

The event is simple – make a dash up Maple Street wearing a Santa suit for the chance to win fantastic cash prizes while also supporting the Leukaemia Foundation.

This year the prizes for the Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group Great Santa Race are $750 each for first male and first female, $250 for second and $150 for third.  The beauty of this race is that you don’t even have to place to be a winner as there are also five random draws of $100!

The Great Santa Race will start at Apex Park in Cooroy at 4.30pm on Saturday 5 December.  Entry to the Great Santa Race is only $10 and all entrants receive a free Santa suit to race in.  Proceeds of the race are donated to Leukaemia Foundation.  Participants must be 18 years and over and entries can be obtained online at under the competitions tab.  Ensure you enter early to secure a spot at the starting line.

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.

Christmas in Cooroy could not be run as a free event without the fantastic support from all its volunteers and funding partners: Cooroy Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, Ricon Contractors, Noosa Council, Cooroy Rag, Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy, Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group, Cooroy SUPA IGA, Club Cooroy RSL, Masterhire Cooroy Hinterland Dental, Mower & ATV Solutions, Cooroy Hotel, Queensland Media Print, John Madill Toyota, Zinc 96.1 FM, Polaris, Hinternoosa Real Estate, CJ Taxation Services, Cooroy Pest Control, Cooroy Fish & Chips, Gelignite Jacks, Sunshine Mitre 10, Cooroy Family Practice and Sutton’s Cleaning Service.