Established in 2012 by Rohan Day from Big Long Run, and now managed by Mountain Sports – The Roller Coaster Run has grown to a sellout crowd in 2015 and beyond.
The event starts and finishes at the picturesque SkyHigh Mount Dandenong and runners are treated to a journey through the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The race course is a 21.5km loop and runners taking up the 43km challenge do a second reverse loop before once again finishing at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong. In 2017, Mountain Sports added a 10k option which has been extremely popular.
The event combines a social atmosphere, a great challenge, some amazing trails and fantastic scenery with the generosity and inclusion of the trail running community at large.
About the 21.5km event…
A great introduction to the trails. The trails roll up and down and take in many picturesque landscapes.
About the 43km event…
Runners in this event are lucky enough to get cheered on by the crowd gathered at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong before they head out again to take the course in reverse.
About the 10km event…
Runners in the 10k event circle the top part of Mt Dandenong and enjoy the trails, views and atmosphere of the event.
The event is limited and has sold out in 2014 and 2015, 2016 and 2017. Please don’t wait til the last minute to enter – you may well be disappointed. In 2017, over 140 runners missed out on entries.
Mountain Sports is the organising company.