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Listed November 2009
Updated November 2011

Blackwood Marathon (27 October 2012)
Postcode Location:    6244 to 6255
Closest Capital City:   305 kms SSE of Perth (the marathon start)

Address:  PO Box 259, Bridgetown, WA 6255
Contact:  Phone (08) 9761 1278 for equine enquiries

The event:   The annual Blackwood Marathon is a relay race held in October each year.  It attracts over 750 competitors.  There are 5 members in each team:   a runner, a canoeist, a swimmer, an equestrian and a cyclist. The race begins in the town of Boyup Brook and finishes in Bridgetown after journeying around 60kms through some of Western Australia’s most picturesque countryside of the Blackwood River Valley.

The 16km horse course is the penultimate leg, and takes part on gravel roads, through lush green paddocks and along the side of the Blackwood River.  The course is quite undulating with challenging hills that require a fit, well trained horse. Teams can be out if, 30 minutes after finishing their leg, the horse’s heartbeat does not return to below 60 beats/min. Horse riders pass their team numbers onto the final team competitor.

A great day for all:  competitors, supporters, and spectators.  Visit their website for more information/entries.

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Listed June 2011
Updated November 2011

Spring on the Trail (tba October 2012)
Ride, walk or cycle

Postcode Location:    6225
Closest Capital City:   240 kms SSE of Perth

Address:  The Friends of the Collie to Darkan Rail Trail Group Inc, c/- PO Box 87  Darkan WA  6392
Contact:  Phone (08) 9736 1205

The event:   Ride out from Bowelling Station at 10:00 am (horse riders can ride as far as they wish and return).

 A sausage sizzle lunch will be put on by the 'Friends of' group from 12:00 noon.


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Listed April 2011
Updated April 2012

Nullarbor Muster (tba April 2013)
Postcode Location:    6434
Closest Capital City:   910 kms E of Perth

Even Location:  Rawlinna WA 6434
Address:  PO Box 288, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Contact:  Phone (08) 9022 6435 or (08) 9022 6442

The event:   Held at the railway siding of Rawlinna, this weekend is a 3-day non-stop event where  visitors can witness fun gymkhana events with competitors from surrounding stations competing for the accolades, plus exciting bull riding. You can participate in skeet shooting and arm wrestling competitions or just sit back and watch all the action.

  Visit their
website for more information.

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