They say you can't coach speed and that special ingredient in rugby league players will go on show on Intrust Super Cup grand final day with the running of the Gatorade Bolt.
Intrust Super Cup clubs were invited to nominate a sprinter to take part in this year's race, which will take place before kick-off in this year's decider, with not only the incentive of being crowned the fastest player in the statewide competitions, but a handy cash bonus for their clubs as well.
The Bolt will be run over 80 metres between each 10-metre line and the person to cross the line first wins.
All participants will represent their clubs (and squads in the case of the match officials) with pride, and are required to wear their team jersey and teams shorts. One thing they can't wear, however, is running spikes, with race to be run in either runners, football boots or bare foot.
The fastest player will take home $1000, plus a $2500 Gatorade pack for their club.
The Gatorade Bolt will be run at 2.40pm and features some noted speedsters from the Intrust Super Cup and Hastings Deering Colts competitions, including Will Partridge from the 'home team', the Redcliffe Dolphins, and Townsville Blackhawks young gun Daniel Rigano, who will also be cheering on his team mates in the Colts decider earlier in the day.
All you need to know about grand final day 2021 can be found on the Intrust Super Cup grand final day page, including other great entertainment taking place on the day, as well as things to do and places to see before you head to the ground to witness two fantastic games of rugby league.
Gatorade Bolt contenders
Brisbane Tigers: Jude Saldanha
Burleigh Bears: Luke De Vlieg
Mackay Cutters: Jake Riley
Northern Pride: Mark Rosendale
Norths Devils: Lodoviko Cokanauto
Queensland Rugby League match officials: Byron Cook
Redcliffe Dolphins: William Partridge
Townsville Blackhawks: Daniel Rigano
Tweed Seagulls: Michael White
Wynnum Manly Seagulls: Mathew Lyons
Late additions to the Bolt were Ezra Mam from Souths Logan Magpies and Brandon Roberts from Central Queensland Capras.