34th Annual Australia Day Cockroach Races
34th Annual Australia Day Cockroach Races

34th Annual Australia Day Cockroach Races

The creepiest, crawliest, quirkiest Australia Day celebration in Brisbane is back for 2015 – the 34th annual Cockroach Races at Story Bridge Hotel!

Once again supporting Variety – the Children’s Charity, a simple gold coin secures your entry to the biggest little arena in town on January 26.

Story Bridge Hotel promises a fantastic Australia Day street party, with a great crowd, live music and DJs plus the Triple J Hottest 100 playing, prize giveaways, delicious Aussie cuisine and plenty of cold drinks by major sponsors Bundaberg Rum, Carlton Draught and VB.

Kicking off at 11:00 am, the race schedule includes 14 heats and more than 500 roaches competing for glory. $5 will ‘purchase’ a cocky that you can name and enter in the races – and start thinking up names now, because the most creative one on the day will land on Story Bridge Hotel’s Hall of Fame.

And to win even bigger, enter the Miss Cocky Competition for your chance to score a $200 Story Bridge Hotel voucher; or get your mates together and out-costume everyone else to win the Best Dressed stable and a $2,000 party at the Hotel!

For the ultimate experience, book a Corporate Box and enjoy a perfect view of the arena from the comfort and style of your own private space. For $1,200 Corporate Boxes accommodate 10 – 12 people with canapés, lunch, dessert, a starter esky of drinks and a staff member to look after your group for the day.

So put down the Mortein, quell your creepy-crawly phobia and start making plans now to join the biggest Australia Day party in Brisbane – it’s all happening under the Bridge!

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