The series purpose is to provide competitions for existing athletes, and to assist some with their preparations for the Athletics Australia Summer season, while also promoting the sport to those interested during the quiet period in North Queensland.
The Burdekin Sugar Rush is the signature running event for the Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club. The event not only showcases the spectacular features of the Burdekin Shire, but also celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.
Runners all start at the same time (no matter what event they are participating in) and are aiming to complete a 1 loop of 5.5km before the cutoff time (57mins). All runners need to complete the loop and be back at the start line before the song (The Clapping Song) starts to play