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Cockroach Racing World Championships

Updated on February 12, 2015

Race Your Roach In A World Event - Coming soon ...... January 26, 2012

Leave it up to those Aussies to create a special yearly event whereby one can have fun, good food, races, etc., over a discussing bug! But, don't get me wrong, I am all for it. Those babies are big enough and, if you have ever seen them run....well, winning with a cockroach has got to be easier than trying to race frogs at Calaveras County.

As the story goes, this all started back in 1982 when two old punters (gambler - but on just about anything) sat in the bar arguing over which suburb had the biggest and fastest roaches (per official site Now they say this was at the Story Bridge Hotel. I know nothing about this location, but, if they had roaches...I think I would be running the other direction.

But, if you need a reason to have a celebration, or a race, or a fun event, I guess a bug will do. Now I understand that they will have a DJs, live bands, food, costumes, dunking machines - - I sure wish I could afford to be there. It sounds like a fun event! There will have a Miss Cocky Competition, and you can even qualify for an entry into the Hall of Fame. I guess that makes you a top Cocky!

Now there is some really good news, in addition to the fun that will be had by all, and that is that last years event raised $14K in donations for Variety - the children's charity. That there makes in a worth wild event! Oh, did I mention that they are also in the Guinness World Records. What an honor!

Racing Program

Now, in the 2010 event, they had 14 races. The first race started at 12 noon and continued through till 4:30 p.m. I find this fascinating. Some people find it difficult to keep busy at work till 4:30 p.m. Can you imagine racing roaches for most of the afternoon? Wow!

Cocky Day Best Stable

Just think, if you can come up with a team of funny looking people, with a cleaver name, costumes, you just might be able to take the prize! Check it out to your right:

Cockroaches on Film

Ok folks, some of these videos will gross you out! But the Myth Busters and the Robotic ones are very interesting.

January 26, 2015 Races

Away With Them!

Check out those videos above!

Even though you might need roaches for the Cockroach Racing World Championships, you don't want them around otherwise, right? These products just might be helpful.



“I am a survivor. I am like a cockroach, you just can't get rid of me.” Madonna/singer

Story Bridge Hotel

Now that does not look like a roach motel!

200 Main Street

Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

Queensland 4169 Australia

They have their own Web site: Story Bridge

GUESTBOOK - They have their own Facebook page!

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