Gift registrations open
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.