RUN FOR THE WILLOW ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
SUNDAY 5TH JANUARY 2020

A strong contingent of runners will be out to take the prize in the $2,000 100m Daylesford Gift at Cricket Willow on Sunday 5th January 2020.

The fifteenth Run for the Willow carnival will attract over 400 entrants from across Australia for a full card of Victorian Athletic League professional races from 70m to 1600m.

Entry details for the professional races are available from www.val.org.au. Other events can be entered on the day including the Volunteer's Gift and Camp Quality kids races.

The first event will be run at 11.20am. For further information please contact Cricket Willow on 5476 4277 or info@cricketwillow.com.au.

Accommodation Sponsors

Double Nut Chalets
Mooltan Guesthouse
Sailors Falls Estate

Schedule of Events

1

11.20

heat

Central Highlands Water 70m

2

11.46

heat

Clayton Scoble Construction 800m

3

11.57

heat

Double Nut Chalets U/14 100m

4

12.10

final

Central Highlands Water 70m

5

12.17

final

Double Nut Chalets U/14 100m

Presentations – 70m & U/14 100m

6

12.27

final

Dual Heating & Air Conditioning 1600m Restricted

7

12.37

final

Clayton Scoble Construction 800m

Presentations – 1600m Restricted & 800m

8

12.47

heat

Rotary Club of Daylesford U/18 100m

9

1.07

heat

Cricket Willow 100m Daylesford Gift

10

1.33

final

Rotary Club of Daylesford U/18 100m

Presentation – U/18 100m

11

1.41

final

Biggin & Scott 'Mick O'Connor Mile' 1600m Open

Presentation – 1600m

12

1.51

heat

Mulcahy & Co 100m Women's Vase

13

2.14

heats

Intersport Sportzbiz 'Roz Moynihan' 400m Restricted

14

2.30

semi

Cricket Willow 100m Daylesford Gift

15

2.44

heat

Daylesford & Castlemaine RSL 300m Masters

16

3.10

final

Mulcahy & Co 100m Women's Vase

Presentation – 100m Women’s

17

3.20

final

Cricket Willow 100m Daylesford Gift

Presentation – 100m Gift

18

3.28

heats

Stihl 'William Lee SSH' 400m Men's

19

3.52

heat

Endura 'The Famous Alva Games' 400m Women's

20

4.12

Camp Quality Kids Races

21

4.22

CommBank Volunteer Gift

22

4.32

final

Intersport Sportzbiz 'Roz Moynihan' 400m Restricted

23

4.38

final

Daylesford & Castlemaine RSL 300m Masters

Presentations – 400m Restricted & 300m Masters

24

4.48

final

Stihl 'William Lee SSH' 400m Men's

25

4.54

final

Endura 'The Famous Alva Games' 400m Women's

Presentations – 400m Men's & 400m Women’s

26

5.05

Mitre 10 Daylesford 'The Oska' Four Legged Gift

 

The spark for Run for the Willow came in April 2005. Four time Stawell gift finalist Chris Tuohy stumbled upon Cricket Willow and was blown away by the picturesque oval and impressive facilities. Chris chatted with the Tinetti family about the prospect of staging an athletics meeting at this unique venue. All agreed that it was a fantastic idea and with support from the Victorian Athletic League the inaugural Run for the Willow carnival was staged at Cricket Willow on Saturday 19 November 2005.

100m Daylesford Gift Winners

2005 $2,000 Cricket Willow 100m Gift: Nathan Allen (Toowoomba, Queensland) 11.09 secs (4.5m)    

2006 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Sani Biao (Cameroon) 10.70 secs (2.5m)

2008 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Glenn Stephens (Bendigo, Victoria) 10.67 secs (12.75m)

2009 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Shaun Fletcher (Newcastle, NSW) 10.62 secs (4.5m)

2010 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Shaun Hargreaves (Werribee, Victoria) 10.99 secs (5.75m)

2011 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Bradley Letton (Cambden, SA) 11.21 secs (8.00m)

2012 $2,000 Telstra 100 yards Gift: Shane Woodrow (Ballarat, Victoria) 10.17 secs (4.75 yards)

2013 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Brian Wright (Sydney, NSW) 11.04 secs (15.00m)

2014 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Marty Sinclair (Newcastle, NSW) 11.13 secs (10.5m)

2015 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Derek Collinge (Canberra, ACT) 10.69 secs (8.25m)

2016 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Michael Kember (Cromer Heights, NSW) 10.93 secs (6.25m) 

2017 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Elly Graf (Yowie Bay, NSW) 10.63 secs (15.00m) 

2018 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: Jake Hilson (Bendigo) 10.94 secs (5.25m)

2019 $2,000 Telstra 100m Gift: John Hilditch (Altona) 11.09 secs (17.75m)

Run for the Willow is a fundraising event for charity. Since its inception in 2005 over $33,000 has been raised for Camp Quality and charitable causes.