The Stawell Gift is one of the world’s most prestigious and iconic foot races and has been held in the Victorian town of Stawell for all but four years since 1878. Run on grass, the athletes are handicapped according to their forms, making for exciting and competitive racing.
Runners race for glory and prize money with many more dollars working their way through the bookies ring. The main race is the 120m Stawell Gift with the final traditionally held on Easter Monday. With a prize pool of $60,000, the Stawell Gift is the nation’s highest prize money for a short distance race and attracts first class Australian and International athletes.