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Summary Warrnambool Gift - Saturday 2nd January 2021

The Warrnambool Gift Committee are excited to announce their event will be held on Saturday 2nd of January 2021 at Friendly Societies Park in South Warrnambool. After a year of uncertainty the committee are humbled and buoyed by the support and generosity of their sponsors.

This has allowed us to either retain or increase prizemoney for the coming event. Our 800m race has now become a $1,000 event and an extra U/18 has been added. It is fantastic to see additional businesses complement our much appreciated event stalwarts.  Current VAL athlete Shane Quinn - Quintessential Equity Mens Gift and ex VAL on the comeback trail Mick Robins -Telstra Stores Warrnambool 800m are among those.

After an increase of 165 entries last year the VAL have again issued us with the two tick benefit for each event you compete in  to time satisfaction. This is an enormous incentive to make the trip down the Princes Highway and is a wonderful initiative by the governing body for which we are extremely grateful.

Last year some athletes/coaches had concerns about us not including semi-finals for the open 70m and the mens gift. We have taken this on board and now will include them.

We are again running the aged graded event and are scheduling this event last on the program to try and attract more athletes. Handicaps are set against the world record for your age in the 300m. Ages 18-30 men are deemed scratch markers by the governing World Athletics body. Contact the gift co-ordinator for more information.