RACQ LifeFlight Rescue joins Australia Day celebrations

The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue team are trading in their uniforms for the day and lacing up their running shoes in the hopes of winning gold at Aussie World’s Australia Day ‘Dunny Races’ tomorrow.

The iconic Australian amusement park has this year added a community element to their annual event, inviting charity organisations such as LifeFlight to participate in their famous ‘Dunny Races.’

The race involves a team of five fast and fit competitors - with four team members pushing and pulling a homemade outhouse shed along a grass track, while the fifth member buckles up as team jockey. 

The event always stirs up some friendly competition, with the LifeFlight team going head-to-head with radio stations and other community groups, all competing for the $2,000 grand prize.

The athletic LifeFlight team who will step up to the starting line consists of helicopter aircrewmen and base staff, ready to take on Australia’s finest fellow ‘dunny racers’ and if they’re first past the post, they will donate their winnings to the lifesaving charity.

The nail-biting race is an Australia Day event highlight and draws a crowd every year – including coverage from local and national media.

The event is free and starts on the Aussie World Oval from 8am, Thursday 26th January.

LifeFlight Community Engagement Officer Jodi Durkin will be available for interviews before and after the race.

For more information, visit www.aussieworld.com.au/events/australia-day 

To support LifeFlight, visit www.lifeflight.org.au