Stawell Gift prize money restored

The Stawell Athletic Club has announced that the Victorian Government and Northern Grampians Shire Council will support the 2019 Stawell Gift, restoring the prize money levels.

There were concerns earlier in March when the prize money was reduced significantly, from $40,000 to $17,000 for both the men’s and women’s competition.

PHOTO: Luke Hemer

‘The state government, the council and the Stawell Athletic Club have also agreed to work in partnership to determine a sustainable operating model for the event into the future,’ the Stawell Times reported.

The Stawell Gift will be held from Sunday April 20th – Monday April 22nd at Central Park in Stawell. This year will mark the 138th year of Australia’s richest footrace.

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