Stawell Gift

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Plaque name:

Stawell Gift

Location:

Stawell Gift Hall of Fame, LOT 19 Main St, Stawell, Victoria, Australia , VIC 3380

Plaque awarded:

10/05/2019

Reason

Plaque category - Competition

The history of the Stawell Athletic Club started in 1877 with the first Stawell Gift being run in 1878. The Stawell Gift has been held in all but four years since 1878 and is one of the world’s most famous and prestigious foot races. Run on grass, athletes are handicapped according to form and ability, and start off varying marks accordingly. Runners race for glory and prize money with many more dollars working their way through the bookies ring. The main race is the Stawell Gift which is run over 120m up a slight gradient, and the final is traditionally held on Easter Monday.

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