Charters Towers Rush 2021 is just around the corner! October 10th we will see the main event, however we have some exciting FREE lead-up events for you to have fun with!
- Towers Hill Community Fun Run/Walk - Sunday, October 3rd - 7:00am
- Charters Towers Kayak Day - Sunday, October 3rd - 11:00am to 3:00pm
- Ride to School Day - Wednedsay, October 6th & Thursday, October 7th - 7:00am
Distances will both be short and sweet, the longer course is approx. 5km & short approx. 2km.
FREE ENTRY – subsidised by Charters Towers Regional Council as part of the Towers Rush program of events
Come and celebrate Towers Hill as an icon of Charters Towers. It’s the centrepiece for many in their weekly exercise routine and home to history for Australia’s Military campaigns and the well-known gold rush that built Charters Towers.
The longer run follows the flatter gravel tracks around the base of the hill and takes in a steep ascent with a breathtaking hilltop view before a quick descent to the finish arch.
The shorter 2km run will take in the flatter tracks around the hill and a much shorter distance as to enjoy the scenery without the climbing. This will not be as much of a physical challenge and perfect for a beginner.
RSVP VIA WEBSITE: https://towersrush.com.au/events/towers-hill-community-fun-run-walk/
Courses: Approx 5km & 2km
Terrain: Cross country mix of trail, road and path
Categories: Under 18, Under 40 & over 40 (Male, Female)
Location start / Finish: Just inside the gates - Black Jack Rd- Base of the Towers Hill Rd
Parking: Black Jack Rd- Base of the Towers Hill Rd
**ONLY 10 SPOTS PER SESSION – RSVP NOW**
Learn to Kayak with Hans from Riversea Kayaking! Once you have the boat moving and in control, you will be able to explore the river near Weir boat ramp
We supply stable kayaks with fully adjustable leg lengths and rudder to help you control and turn easily and fit a large range of body sizes.
Kayaking is a full body activity and a great way to keep fit and connect with nature.
10 kayaking spots per time-slot (45mins)
Cost $0 (Must RSVP): Kayak Day Event Page
If you book- you must attend
Location: Weir Park Boat Ramp Charters Towers (the gravel road just before Weir Park)
October 6 - October 7
Wednesday 6th October 2021
All Souls, Richmond, Blackheath & Thornburgh College
START: Crn Burdekin & Weir Streets
Thursday 7th October 2021
Millchester SS, Columbia & Central SS
START: Mount Leyshan Road
RSVP VIA WEBSITE: RIDE TO SCHOOL DAY
ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE A HELMET AND SAFE BIKE WITH WORKING BREAKS.
GEAR WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE DEPARTURE.
Children will be shown the basics of how to safely ride their bikes to school, ideal spacing when riding in a group and modifying how you ride based on road and traffic conditions.
Children will be escorted with a lead and rear car.
Children are to stay no wider than 2 lines across (2 abreast) during the ride.
Roads are still open to the public but will be under police escort.
Kids have enjoyed this Ride to School program for years and we are excited to be delivering it again this year.