20 January 2018
MILDURA REVEALED AS SITE FOR 2018 MYSTERY BOX RALLY
Every year since 2011, Mystery Box Rally has captured the imagination and fundraising efforts of teams from around Australia – and this year, it’s Mildura’s turn to be the hub of this exciting rally.
More than 300 people and 150 teams will congregate in Mildura for the cancer research fundraiser, departing on 20 October and returning on 24 October 2018.
Team cars must be older than 25 years plus 2wd only and the driving route is a mystery to those taking part – with teams being advised of each day’s stopover only just before they depart every morning.
The rally is part of the Box Rallies family, which began with the popular Shitbox Rally. Box Rallies is now the leading independent fundraiser for Cancer Council nationally; created in 2009 by James Freeman after both his parents died of cancer within 12 months of each other.
“Mystery Box Rally focuses on major regional towns and Mildura’s location is perfect for teams coming from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide,” James Freeman said.
“I know the Sunraysia district well and there are some amazing places to take the teams and show them what’s just off the highway – and other spots that are a long way from it!
“We usually travel around 2,500kms over the five days of Mystery Box, so from Mildura there are a lot of great places that we can reach.
“Money raised is directed to vital cancer research and we’re proud of the $12 million we’ve achieved with our rallies since 2010. That’s an incredible figure and we’re looking forward to adding to it.
“We can’t wait to arrive in Mildura, travel through the Sunraysia region and see different communities come out to support us.”
During the year, teams from around Australia work hard to raise the minimum $3,500 required to enter – many raising much more. They fund their own vehicle and costs of getting to and from Mildura.
Michelle Prak 0409 964 331
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