Will they flop or will they soar?
Moomba’s brave Birdman Rally participants are busily fundraising before their big leap over the Yarra River.
Sunday 12 March, 11:30am
Yarra River, Moomba Festival
About the Event
Will they flop or will they soar? Aided by a nifty flying machine or simply super-hero bravado, courageous competitors don inventive homemade flying devices as they hurtle themselves over the Yarra all in the name of charity and – of course – a whole lot of fun!
A fundraising battle unlike any other, participants compete as either Hawks or Penguins and are busily raising money in the lead up to their leap. The amount they raise contributes extra ‘length’ to their total distance – so even if a Penguin flops they can still take out the Charity Jackpot.
Held on Sunday 12 March, the hilariously spectacular Birdman Rally is a long-held Moomba tradition that is guaranteed to have the crowds in stiches.
Hawks are serious flyers – usually competing for distance not creativity. Hawks have the technical advantage – but can they fundraise like a Penguin?
Penguins love a good laugh and doing something a little crazy for charity. Not a great flyer, Penguins might be the underdog but they sure know how to fundraise!