The Stawell Gift is one of the world’s most famous and prestigious foot races, and has been held annually since 1878, except on four occasions. The Gift is the centrepiece of a broader Easter festival held annually in Stawell and the final is traditionally held on Easter Monday. A newRead more..
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 isRead more..
The Victorian Government has implemented a State of Emergency that bans non-essential mass gatherings of 500 or more people in Victoria, effective midday Monday 16 March until 13 April 2020. In respect of this announcement, the 2020 Stawell Gift will not proceed on April 11-13, 2020. TheRead more..
Peter Donegan is one of Australia’s most respected sports presenters and commentators with a career that has covered the full spectrum of world sport. But it is with athletics, and in particular the Stawell Gift, Peter has become synonymous. 2020 will be Peter’s 24th Stawell Gift and he shared someRead more..
Q&A with Sarah Blizzard Sarah Blizzard has competed at Stawell every year since 2013 and despite a move to a new career in a winter sport on the other side of the world, she definitely does not want to miss the 2020 Stawell Gift. Sarah has taken up bobsled andRead more..