The Powercor 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 five 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 races are the 120m Strickland Family Women’s Gift and the Powercor Stawell Gift with the finals traditionally held on Easter Monday. With a prize pool of $60,000, the Strickland Family Women’s Gift and the Powercor Stawell Gift are the nation’s highest prize money events for short distance races and attracts first class Australian and International athletes.