Australia’s oldest and richest footrace the Powercor Stawell Gift Carnival returns for its 141st edition from April 8 to 10, 2023 in Stawell, Victoria. Over 675 athletes are set to compete at the World Athletics Heritage meet across distances from 70 metres up to 3,200 metres in more than 35 events over the long Easter weekend.
The semi finals and final of iconic 120-metre Powercor Stawell Gift and Change Our Game Women’s Gift happen on Easter Monday with heats to qualify on Saturday featuring a world-class field and some of Australia’s best track athletes and pro runners including national champion Jake Doran, 100-yard national record holder Jack Hale, Birmingham Commonwealth Games sprinter Bree Masters, and returning Stawell Gift winners Jacob Despard and Dhruv Rodrigues Chico.
Official ambassador Tamsyn Lewis-Manou has tipped the duo of multiple finalist Matt Rizzo and partner Masters to win their respective finals, saying, “This year the line-up is full of talent so picking a winner is going to be difficult. If I have to choose though I’m going with a pair that would be a great yarn for Gift folklore. My pick is the loved up speedy duo of Matt Rizzo and Bree Masters. Bring on Easter Monday!”
Mana Global’s 360 Sport and Entertainment arm heads to Stawell this weekend to produce the Powercor Stawell Gift Carnival. In addition to managing all event operations, media, marketing, government and commercial delivery, the 360 Sport and Entertainment team produces the top-rating live free-to-air broadcast on Seven, highlights program on Fox Sports, and the 3-day livestream on 7Plus with Gravity Media.
Tickets to the live event are on sale now at Ticketek. Catch all of the action on 7Plus from 9.30am on Easter Saturday, Easter SUnday and Easter Monday with racing live on main Channel 7 from 11.30am AEST on Easter Monday.