2019 Darling & Murray River Run
Entrants will meet up in Lightning Ridge on Saturday 7th Sept 2019 The event departs the morning of Sunday 8th September for 7 days of great adventure and fun in the great Australian Outback. The event concludes in Tocumwal on Saturday 14th Sept for the final night dinner.
VEHICLES – SUPPORT – COMMUNICATION
Any 4WD well prepared vehicle may enter the event. Your vehicle must be:
- Road registered,
- Roadworthy and insured for minimum Third Party property.
- Have the required safety equipment as detailed in the Rules and Regulations (see separate listing).
- All vehicles must have minimum UHF radio fitted and a snatch strap.
- Event indemnity form completed by all entrants (at the first night briefing).
A road book (detailing route distances and instructions for each day) will be distributed at the briefing to all entrants. All cars will be issued with door panels (as promotion for the event and to include vehicle number) prior to the start in Lightning Ridge – entrants to nominate their own car number.
The event is not a race it is an ‘adventure’. All vehicles must have minimum UHF radio fitted and a snatch strap. Our sweep vehicle will provide mechanical support to assist all vehicles to make it to each night stop where practicable. Official and support/sweep vehicles will carry Sat Phones. Event communication will be by UHF radio, event ‘APP’ and briefings.
Meals and Accommodation
Accommodation on the Saturday night in Lightning Ridge is at your own expense – We have reserved accommodation for everyone for the Saturday night and have advised each of the motels some entrants may wish to also book the Friday night. We will advise you on confirmation of your entry the motels where we have rooms on hold.
A meet and greet will be held at the Lightning Ridge Resort from 6pm on Saturday 7th Sept. All entrants are asked to check in and collect Road Books and other information for the adventure. A group briefing will be held at 7.30pm.
Entrants can purchase dinner and drinks at the Resort and it will be an opportunity to meet other participants.
(The Daily content may change after we conduct the first survey)
DAY 1 SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
Car door tour to Club in the Scrub, Sheepyard Inn, Glengarry Hilton, Goodooga, Culgoa National Park, Collerina, Bourke
DAY 2 MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
Louth, Tilpa, Paroo Darling National Park, White Cliffs
DAY 3 TUESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
Cobham, Packsaddle, Rowena, Broken Hill
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
Silverton, Eldee Station for a 4WD experience Silverton Hotel for dinner, Broken Hill
DAY 5 THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Menindee, Kinchega National Park, 1878 National Estate listed Woolshed, Lake Cawndilla, Heatherbloo, Mildura
DAY 6 FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Pooncarrie, Mungo National Park, Mildura. Murray River Paddle Steamer cruise and dinner on the PB Mundoo
DAY 7 SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
Marma, Balranald, Moulanmein, Deniliquin, Tocumwal Final night dinner at the Tocumwal Golf Resort
Fundraising for Prostate Cancer
Each vehicle is required to raise a minimum of $1,500 for Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Of course you don’t have to do this on your own, most people ask their family and friends to support them. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to Prostate Cancer Foundation – no expenses are deducted from these donations, 100% of all donations go to assist with prostate cancer research. You don’t have to stop at $1,500, we also will have an award on the final night for our highest fundraiser. We utilise the Everyday Hero fundraising platform to make donations for your fundraising easy as receipts can be printed when donations are made.
Outback 4WD Adventure – How We Started
Ross Alexander was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in 2013. He joined the NSW Prostate Cancer Foundation Board in 2015 to support the work of the Foundation and to “give a bit back”. Ross believes that his survival today is the result of the advances in medical research, science and the awareness campaigns that the Foundation funds and promotes today.
In the past 30 years Ross has supported many charity car rallies as an entrant and during this 30 years has raised in excess of $300,000 personally. With financial funding being the most important requirement of the Prostate Cancer Foundation today, in 2017 Ross sought the help of Peter Fehon and Vic Widman to run a Outback 4WD Adventure and raise funds for Prostate Cancer medical research.
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and Prostate Cancer
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is a broad based community organisation and the peak national body for prostate cancer research in Australia. The Foundation is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families recognising the diversity of the Australian community.
Why is this research so important?
- 3,300 Australian men a year die from prostate cancer. That is 9 a day
- 20,000 Australian men a year receive a new diagnosis. That is 54 a day
- In early stages of prostate cancer there may be no symptoms
- One in 7 blokes will be affected by prostate cancer
- Around 92% of men will be alive 5 years after a diagnosis of prostate cancer – this is largely as a result of medical research
Our first Rally in 2018 raised a massive $200,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation