Race Information

McDonald’s Great Wheelbarrow Race 
Information for Competitors

Day one 18 May 2018: Chillagoe to Almaden

  • Pre race briefing in Chillagoe at 9am for all team captains, marshals and drivers
  • Solos and Duos depart at 10.00am
  • Teams depart at 11.00am

Day two 9 May 2018: Almaden to Dimbulah

  • Lunch at Petford
  • Dimby Dinner Do Saturday night: Charity announcements, talent show, day’s highlights on the bigscreen, tug of war, jumping castle, music by DJ Nipper Brown buffet meal (booking essential: secretary.diumbulah@cns.catholic.edu.au). 

Day three 20 May 2018:  Dimbulah to Mareeba

  • Teams depart from 5am
  • Finish at the Mareeba International Club.
  • Food and drink available
  • Presentation of awards 2.30pm

 

RACE CATEGORIES

Mens: All team members must be male. Race average speed for this category is 15km / hr.

Ladies: All team members must be female. Race average speed for this category is 12km / hr.

Mixed: Any combination of male and female team members- with a ratio of at least 6 males to 4 females. Race average speed for this category is 12km / hr.

Over 35yrs:  All must be over the age of 35 and can be any combination of gender. Race average speed for this category is 12.5 km / hr.

Over 55yrs: All members of the team must be over 55 and can be any combination. Race average speed for this category is 14.5 km / hr.

Solo Male: Individual male runner. Race average speed for this category is 8 km / hr.

Solo Female: Individual female runner. Race average speed for this category is 6.5 km / hr.

School Student: All members of the team must be attending the same  High School (turning 13/14 in 2016) and have parental permission. Race average speed for this category is 15.5 km / hr.

Service: All members of the team must be in the services, i.e. Army, Navy, Air Force, SES, Police, Fire fighter Race average speed for this category is 14.5 km / hr.

Duo: Two runners. Race average speed for this category is 10 km / hr.

Social: Can be any combination (mixed, ladies, men, etc) This category will not be in the running for the prize money and non-competitive; random draws for prizes; still a timed race.

Please note: A maximum of one race category is to be selected per entry.
 

Download the 2017 Rules and Regulations here.

Great Wheelbarrow Race 2018

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Fundraising Amounts

  • 2007 – $13,480
  • 2008 – $14,200
  • 2009 – $44,398
  • 2010 – $87,315
  • 2011 – $123,000
  • 2012 – $153,000
  • 2013 – $461,000
  • 2014 – $437,000
  • 2015 – $243,300
  • These amounts total $1,576.693 which is outstanding for any sporting event

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