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Roller Coaster Run

Roller Coaster Run

The Roller Coaster Run, a marathon held in the Dandenong Ranges, features a 21.5km trail and a 43km trail (consisting of two laps of 21.5kms).

Visitors looking to participate in the Roller Coaster Run, should check the course map prior to enrolling as the map will often change from year to year due to changes in the terrain.

Roller Coaster Run 2019 Dates, Times, Elevation, Course, Parking & Map

The starting and finishing point of the Roller Coaster Run is SkyHigh, a restaurant and lookout located at the top of Mt Dandenong. Here, participants can catch a spectacular glimpse of the course as well as Melbourne’s skyline in the distance.

Participants are required to register online. With a number of categories open for registration, participants can choose what best suits their abilities with the cost of participation varying between categories.

All Entries to the Roller Coaster Run receive: Brunch on the finish line (Danishes, Juices and Fruit), medals for finishers, goodie bag, free car parking in SkyHigh (until filled), downloadable results, FREE photos.

The course of the Roller Coaster Run is dotted with several aid stations where participants are given water to stay hydrated throughout the run. The major aid station is located at Doongalla Homestead, with another minor station at located at Kalorama.

In previous years, the runs started at 7.20am, so participants are advised to book and arrive early.


23 February 2019

Event Times

Friday 22nd February, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm: Race Number packets available to be picked up at SkyHigh Start/Finish area.

Saturday 23rd February, 2019
5:30am: Gates to SkyHigh open.
6:00am: Race Number packets available to be picked up (closes at 8:15am)
6:30am: Coffee Cart opens.
7:20am: 43km runners start
7:30am: 21.5 runners start – Wave 1
7:40am: 21.5km runners start – Wave 2
8:30am: 10k runners start
8.45am: 5K runners start
10am: Brunch opens
10:30am: 10k Presentation
10:40am: Turnaround bollard for Two-Loop runners is removed. No 43km participants to go out on a second loop after this time.
10:50am: Sweeper is deployed onto course.
11am: 21.5km Presentation
11.15am: 2K Kids run!
12:30pm: 43km runner presentation
2pm: Brunch concludes
2:25pm: Cut off for runners in Two Loop (43km) event.


SkyHigh Mt Dandenong


Observatory Road
Mount Dandenong, VIC

Contact Details

0415 308 977


Early bird pricing at $10 off the below is available until 27th Oct 2018, but standard entry is:
10km Wild Mouse: $35
21.5km Single loop: $75
43km Double loop: $80

From 16th Dec 2018 until the event, the pricing will be $5-$15 higher than the above pricing

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