Rod Cross is heading back to the Shitbox Rally in Kermit

Image of Rob Hoy & Rod Cross holding trophys from the Shitbox Rally with the ocean behind them.

Last year, as many of you know, Rod teamed up with his mate, Rob Hoy - Hoys Allied Health & Wellbeing, to participate in the Shitbox Rally, a major fundraiser for the Cancer Council.

Known as The Muppets and travelling in their green 1996 Commodore, nicknamed Kermit the outsource Financial Outback Adventurer, the boys racked up thousands of kilometres travelling from Newcastle to Townsville via iconic outback locations, such as Packsaddle,
Innamincka, Betoota and Longreach.

They battled storms, terrible roads, mechanical issues and each other, with the rally raising over $2 million in support of the Cancer Council. Their trip highlights included a night of shenanigans at the famous Betoota Hotel, serving up breakfast and lunch in their Swedish Chef costumes and, of course, taking out the coveted Best Repair of the Rally prize – ask them about alternative uses for Minties!.

In June this year, they are hopping (pardon the pun) back into Kermit, the outsource Financial Outback Adventurer to tackle the Shitbox Rally’s winter event. This time, they will travel from Melbourne (if Kermit gets that far) to Alice Springs. This trip will take them to Hay, then along the Dingo Fence between Silverton and Tibooburra, through western Queensland (Windorah and Bedourie), and across the Plenty Highway to Alice Springs via Tobermorey.

If you would like to back the Muppets in 2024 you can donate at . If you are interested in sponsoring Kermit and getting your business name on the prestige rally real estate, catch Rod.

And if you want to set the boys a Muppet related challenge to add some spice to their fundraising endeavours, we are all ears!


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