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ORE than 400 vehicles will assemble at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex on Tuesday for what has become a Darwin Australia Day tradition.
The highly decorated utes will be decked out for another annual Ute Run.
This popular event has grown year after year, becoming a major event for the Territory, and is an important fundraiser for Variety, the children’s charity NT.
Supporters come in a mix of transport ranging from motorcycles to huge semi-trailer prime movers, all there to enjoy their special day and to support Variety.
The parade, under police escort, completes a circuit of the Hidden Valley track with flags flying, music pumping and horns blowing, before the take-off.
They are then on their way, travelling a pre-arranged route out through the northern suburbs and back along Bagot Rd and the Stuart Highway to the Winnellie Park Greyhound Club.
The Variety NT volunteers will then have food and cold drinks available and there will be
Mplenty of fun activities for the gathering such as the muffler and thong throwing competitions and the Push-a-Ute comp.
There will be competitions for the bestdressed adults and children, utes and don’t forget to dress up the dog.
There will also be plenty of children’s activities this year including jumping castles, a colouring competition, and great prizes.
There is more than $10,000 in trophies and prizes to be won with Shannons Insurance, one of the major sponsors, providing all the trophies and judging the vehicle categories.
Join the fun at the Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex this Australia Day from 10.30am.