Australia’s Middle-Distance Stars to headline the 2019 WesTrac Bunbury Geographe Gift
Following the undeniable success of the 2018 event, the WesTrac Bunbury Geographe Gift (BGG) is set to bring some of the country’s fastest athletes to Bunbury over the long weekend in March 2019, including dual Olympians Ryan Gregson and Genevieve Gregson (nee LaCaze).
The star couple will headline the Mile races at the BGG, where a huge $5,000 is on offer to the first across the line in both the Men and Women’s event, thanks to Glenn Gibson, South West Operations Manager from Qube Ports & Bulk.
Genevieve, who holds the Australian 3000m Steeple Chase record, says the WesTrac Bunbury Geographe Gift will be a great addition to their 2019 racing schedule.
“This race will fall at a perfect time for both Ryan and I in our season,” said Gregson. “We will really benefit racing on the grass in a less pressured environment. I have done a few gift races before and thoroughly enjoyed it.”
The excitement continues to build for the BGG, with entries opening today for all athletes for the chance to share in the $78,000 prize pool. Modelled on the famous Stawell Gift, the Bunbury event will feature the headline Men’s and Women’s 120m, races over 70m, 400m and the Mile, with Little Athletics and Masters events also returning to the program.
The Little Athletics program gives local junior athletes the chance to compete alongside the Gift races, and participate in clinics hosted by some of the nation’s best sprint and middle-distance runners, including Genevieve and Ryan. The program provides a great opportunity for West Australian junior athletes to be inspired and learn from Australia’s elite.