Hi Everyone, we are extremely excited to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring!! This has been something we’ve wanted to be a part of since we knew of its existence, not just because the rally always looks like a blast, but also because of it being a huge fundraising event for such a great charity.
Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for the Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 10th year. For This year, all the teams are driving their shitboxes (cars valued at a $1000 or less) from Melbourne to Townsville, via Birdsville... Which is approximately 3600kms, plus we are also driving from Adelaide to Melbourne before hand which is another 800kms approx. on top of that just for some extra excitement.
Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000, most teams raise well above this amount and although our target is set at the base $5000 (only because this is our first fundraiser on such a large scale) we would also love to follow in most teams footsteps and just smash it. As you can see, the 2019 Spring rally target from all teams is set at $2,000,000 plus. These funds go to the Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.
The fundraising is the hard part, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated. Please make sure to follow our progress via this page and the blog post below. We also have a facebook page under ‘Team MaxTown – Shitbox Rally Spring 2019’ where you can also follow our progress with our shitbox, preparing it for the rally and our fundraising effort.
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, this year for the 10th year anniversary rally, over a 7 day across Australia endeavour to raise money for cancer research.
The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.
Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.
Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.
Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.
Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.
Almost $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.