Statement on the 2020 Stawell Gift

Date: 28th May 2020

The 2020 Stawell Gift will not be rescheduled in the 2020 calendar year. The event was postponed in March due to the impacts of COVID-19, and at an executive meeting this week it was unanimously decided to cancel the Gift for 2020.

While the cancellation of the iconic race is disappointing for participants, spectators, partners and suppliers, planning for Easter 2021 is already underway and the Gift will return bigger and better next year under the direction of a new Committee of Management. The new Committee will work together to drive collaboration between key event partners, enhance the event experience for athletes and spectators and the local community to grow participation, and deliver greater economic impact for the region.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Stawell next year for the running of the 139th Stawell Gift.

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