Gift reg­is­tra­tions open

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Reg­is­tra­tions for the 137th run­ning of the his­toric Stawell Gift car­ni­val are now open.

The gift will again be at Cen­tral Park on the Easter long week­end, cul­mi­nat­ing with men’s and women’s gift fi­nals on Mon­day, April 2.

Stawell Ath­letic Club pres­i­dent Kieren Mcin­tosh said club lead­ers hoped to top last year’s record num­ber of en­tries in 2018.

“We’re also ex­pect­ing vis­i­tors in ex­cess of 10,000 over the three days,” he said.

Mr Mcin­tosh, in his first year as pres­i­dent, said he was thrilled to lead the club.

“We are look­ing for­ward to what is the high­light of the Vic­to­rian Ath­letic League cal­en­dar,” he said.

“This is a unique event, steeped in tra­di­tion and ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pates just loves it. And it is not just the ath­letes who strive to be part of Aus­tralian rac­ing his­tory, all our vis­i­tors en­joy three days of fash­ion, fun and fes­tiv­i­ties.”

Fash­ions on the field mo­men­tar­ily steals the spot­light on Easter Satur­day, with $2500 in prize money and gifts up for grabs.

Sun­day is fam­ily day at Cen­tral Park, with the Cad­bury Easter Egg Hunt head­lin­ing a chil­dren-friendly list of ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ath­letes can reg­is­ter on­line at http://www. stawell­gift.com/on-the-track/ath­lete-reg­is­tra tion-2018/.

Peo­ple can visit www.stawell­gift.com for more in­for­ma­tion or tick­ets.

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