"Zoinks!" It's time for the Scooby Box to hit the road again for Shitbox Rally 2019 Spring! This time around Mitch Gray (aka Shaggy) and Michael Stephens (aka Scooby) will jump behind the wheel for an epic week long adventure this October. The duo will depart Melbourne on the 19th and (hopefully!) cross the finish line in Townsville a week later on the 25th.
In true Shitbox Rally style, the approx. 3500km route travels through regional and outback VIC, NSW, SA and QLD along harsh roads where you would usually only see 4WDs or road trains. However as per the rally rules, each vehicle competing must be worth less than $1000! So expect a week long battle of survival and comradery as teams make their way through the dust and dirt as they push to make their final destination.
The Shitbox Rally may be outrageous and fun, but the cause is a noble one. Since 2010, rally participants have raised over $15 million for the Cancer Council. The rally is the largest independent fundraiser for the Cancer Council each year, with the proceeds going towards research, prevention and support for those affected by cancer. A disease which is estimated to claim the lives of 50,000 Australians in 2019.
Shaggy & Scooby are aiming to raise $10k by October, so any donation you can give is greatly appreciated!
Be sure to follow our progress right here and please add us on Facebook: facebook.com/thescoobybox
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.