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Australia’s richest footrace, the Stawell Gift, returns to Central Park April 15 – 17 over the Easter long weekend with three action-packed days of elite athletic racing, activities and family entertainment. Marking its 136th year of racing, the Stawell Gift remains one of the most iconic footraces in the world, and continues to be a prominent event on the Australian sporting calendar. The Stawell Gift attracts athletes from all over the world, providing an opportunity to showcase their raw talent, skill and speed to a national audience. The Stawell Gift carnival kicks off with the famous Calcutta on Good Friday. All the action starts on Ladies Day Saturday, whilst off the track it's the Fashions on the Field. It is Cadbury Family Day on Sunday with free entry for kids. The Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is the biggest in the Grampians region and with a special visit from the Cadbury Easter Bunny it’s the only place to be.Easter Monday is finals day, the pinnacle in Australian professional running. With a full day of action leading into Australia’s oldest and richest short distance running race, The Stawell Gift. There is no bigger day as Central Park comes alive to celebrate.