Register for the 2015 Great Wheelbarrow Race now.
May 15-17 2015
Nominations close 5pm 1 May 2015.
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Welcome to the 2015 Great Wheelbarrow Race!
It is 6 weeks till the race! Preparations are well under way and the committee is very excited. I would like to take this opportunity to remind, or inform new competitors, of essential items of interest. Friday is the Mareeba & Dimbulah Community Bank leg. The day will begin as per last year, at Davies Park, Mareeba, followed by the street parade led by the Community Bank mascot.
The running part of the day concludes in Dimbulah and the night festivities begin. There will be a number of food stalls, a drinks stall and the big screen, all with a band playing in the park. Tables and chairs will be placed under the trees and on the grass.The night festivities will begin not long after the last competitor crosses the finish line and will present opportunities to win money. Last years DVD will be on the big screen as the band plays and the food stalls entice your taste buds. Around 8pm, the highlights of the days race will be on the screen finishing off the night.
If your looking for Accommodation, the Soccer ground car park (grass) is once again available with showers. $5 per person to camp including the shower. The Caravan Park is taking bookings. The Horse and pony club grounds are also available for camping. Stay in town and enjoy the fabulous food and atmosphere at the park while you sit back and watch the screen.
Saturday begins with breakfast available at the start line, before venturing to Petford, where once again food will be available before completing the next half of Saturdays leg into Almaden. The Mareeba Hospital Foundation bike ride will again happen arriving into Almaden around 5pm. This year we will be locating portable showers in Almaden near the railway station. The Hotel will once again be doing food, they also have a vacant block that people can camp on, just contact them to book. There will also be a commercial food outlet there with various choices of food.
Saturday night will be known as the ‘Remondis Rave’ – thanks to our new sponsors. The ever popular talent quest will be back and held in between band brackets. The band will play till 11pm and the big screen will be screening highlights of the days proceedings. The Caravan Park is taking bookings for Accommodation in Almaden, otherwise there is plenty of spare ground around.
Sunday begins with breakfast before heading to Chillagoe, the final leg, where all the teams cross the finish line and presentations at the conclusion. There is food available in Chillagoe.
I will continue to periodically send out information, so until next time keep training and see you on the race.
President, Great Wheelbarrow Race Committee