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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 before enrolling as the map will often change from year to year due to changes in the terrain.

Roller Coaster Run 2020 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 several 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 primary 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.

Event Dates

18 April 2020

Event Times

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


SkyHigh Mt Dandenong


Observatory Road
Mount Dandenong, VIC

Contact Details

0415 308 977


Earlybird (Until 31st Oct)
10k Wild Mouse: $25
21.5k Single Loop: $65
43k Double Loop: $70

Standard (Until 15th Jan)
10k Wild Mouse: $35
21.5k Single Loop: $75
43k Double Loop: $80

Late (Until 11th April)
10k Wild Mouse: $40
21.5k Single Loop: $89
43k Double Loop: $95

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