Great Nundle Dog Race celebrates 40th birthday

2017NundleDogRace7 - Copy.jpgThe Great Nundle Dog Race is back again and will be held on Sunday May 5th, 2019. This year will include a special celebration
for the event as it marks 40 years, complete with birthday cake in between the races, high jump, and dress ups. 

Two new events have been introduced this year, the Down But Not Out race for dogs with a visible disability,
and the Nundle Amateur Obstacle Course with tunnel, jumps, ramps and weave poles.

The Great Nundle Dog Race was first held in 1979 to settle a debate between two local graziers about who owned the
fastest dog and grew into a fund raising event for the Nundle Public School Parents and Citizens Association.

Supported by Tamworth Regional Council through Destination Tamworth and 92.9FM, the event draws dogs and their owners
from throughout the entire state.

The first heat starts at 10.30am and competitors may choose from some 20 races and events throughout the day,
depending on their size, breed and talents of their dog.

They include House Dog Races, Mongrel Invitation Stakes, Juvenile Canine Mini Stakes, Doggy High Jump, Stumpy’s Circular Dog Derby, Golden Dog for Best Singing Dog, and Best Dressed Dog Fashion Parade, with prizes donated by local businesses.

There are also children’s sack races and running races.

District graziers are preparing their working dogs for the main race, The Great Nundle Dog Race, deciding the fastest and most disciplined working dog in the region.

Great Nundle Dog Race coordinator Nick Bradford said the event was a one-of-a-kind and a great day out for dogs and their owners.

“It really is a wonderful event for everyone who attends, and visitors will go home with happy memories and smiles on their faces,” he said. 

“Importantly, it also raises funds for Nundle Public School Parents and Citizens Association that subsidises school excursions, uniforms, educational equipment, and presentation night awards.”

Entry is by gold coin donation. A barbecue lunch and morning and afternoon teas are available from the ground. Water is available for your dog. The Great Nundle Dog Race is an alcohol-free event.

If you would like to make a donation to the Nundle Public School P&C please contact the school on 6769 3253. For information see or call Nundle Visitor Information Outlet on (02) 6769 3026.


Sign up for Tamworth News