Stawell Gift 2020

The 139th Stawell Gift takes place across the Easter weekend in the regional Victorian town of Stawell.

Australia's richest footrace, the Stawell Gift, returns to Central Park over the Easter long weekend with three action-packed days of elite athletic racing, activities and family entertainment.

The Stawell Gift remains one of the richest footraces in the world, and continues to be a prominent event on the Australian sporting calendar.

The Stawell Gift attracts athletes from all over the world, providing an opportunity to showcase their raw talent, skill, and speed to a national audience. The Stawell Gift carnival kicks off with the famous Calcutta and Call of the Card on Good Friday at the Stawell Town Hall.

All the action starts on Ladies Day Saturday, whilst off the track the Fashions on the Field gives fashionista's a chance to showcase their latest autumn looks ahead of the running of the Men and Women's Gift Semi Finals.

There's no bigger day as Central Park comes alive to celebrate.

Stawell Gift Weekend


Since 1878 the race is run on grass over 120 metres up a slight gradient. Competitors are handicapped according to their form.

Friday

The Stawell Gift Calcutta


The Calcutta and Call of the Card has been a feature of the Stawell Gift since the 1940's. The draw is released, raffle tickets bought and the action begins when the auctioneer calls for bids for each heat. Held at the Stawell Town Hall, the Calcutta is a true punter's night.

Saturday

Ladies Day


All the action starts on Ladies Day Saturday, whilst off the track the Fashions on the Field gives fashionista's a chance to showcase their latest autumn looks ahead of the running of the Men and Women's Gift Semi Finals.

Sunday

Family Day


It's Cadbury Family Day on Sunday with free entry for kids. The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is the biggest in the Grampians region and with a special visit from the Cadbury Easter Bunny it's the only place to be. There's plenty of other activities as well including a kids athletic clinic hosted by Matty B featuring Australia's elite athletes, an autograph signing session, Kelly Sports clinic, face painting, animal nursery and a jumping castle.

Monday

Gift Finals Day


The carnival culminates with the Mens & Women's Gift Finals. A 3 and half hour live broadcast is televised on Channel Seven from 11.30am capturing the history and tradition of the event, showcasing regional Victoria and the colour and excitement of the Stawell Gift Carnival.

Venue


The Stawell Gift is run at Central Park on a grass track run in lanes that are separated by lane ropes, not painted lines. The famous finish gates are one of the most iconic features of the Gift.

EVENT SCHEDULE


Friday, 10th April 2020 - Calcutta

Venue: Stawell Town Hall - doors open at 6pm

Betting commences
Re-live the highlights of the 2018 Stawell Gift
Hall of Fame inductee presentations
Elite athlete interviews and preview
Calcutta and Call of the Card

Saturday, 11th April 2020 - Ladies Day

Venue: Central Park - gates open at 9am

Racing commences including the heats of the Stawell Gift
Gift enclosure
Food Hub
Women's Fashions on the Field competition
Men's Fashions on the Field competition
Fashions on the Field parade

Sunday, 12th April 2020 - Family Day -

Venue: Central Park - gates open at 9am

Little Athletics clinic - all welcome
Racing continues
Children's activities
Food Hub

Monday, 13th April 2020 - Finals Day -

Venue: Central Park - gates open at 9am

Racing continues
Gift Enclosure
Food Hub
Stawell Gift semi-finals and 139th running of the Stawell Gift 120m
Children's activities

Stawell Gift 2020



When & Where


Date/s: Friday 10th April 2020 - Monday 13th April 2020

City


Melbourne
MelbourneMelbourne


Location

Stawell Gift 2020⊜ Central Park   Stawell | Google Map
Central Park, Stawell, , 3380

Web Links


Stawell Gift 2020

www.stawellgift.com

www.grampianstravel.com

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stawell_Gift

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