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Event Calendar

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Start: Sun 9th April 10:30 a.m. | End: Sun 9th April

This event is organised in conjunction with the Victorian Race Walking Club and has attracted big names such as Rio Olympian Rydian Cowley who heads a top field for the 2017 event in the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

This year's race is a handicap, boys against the girls with all entrants having a winning chance. Featuring Open, Masters and Junior events and a public 'how to race walk' demonstration and first timers 1km walk. Event kicks of at 10.30 am with the final event at 11.30am the Open 5km walk.

There is also record prize money of $1000 for the Open 5km winner to be redeemed at Castlemaine's Bike Vault.

Getting to our Region


Easily located in Central Victoria, the region is less than 90 minutes north west of Melbourne and conveniently accessed by road and rail.

Stunning villages and towns are located close by, making the region an ideal base from which to explore Central Victoria.

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