The Goldsworthy Blackrock Stakes Society

Black Rock Stakes

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Black Rock Stakes holed

Holed
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Black Rock Stakes 10th anniverary

10th anniversary
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Goldsworthy Black Rock Stakes 1977

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Goldsworthy Black Rock Stakes

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Specifications

Item:Medal
Maker:Sheridan's
Diameter:46.2mm
Material:Bronze

The Blackrock Stakes is a 122 km race from Goldsworthy to Port Hedland in which competitors, either in teams or as individuals, push wheelbarrows weighed down with iron ore. It was first run in 1971, and competitors pushed a wheelbarrow full of iron ore from a remote mine site into Port Hedland. Since then the race has grown to raise than $1 million for charity as a modified version where teams of 10, trios, duos and lone runners now push modified wheelbarrows containing 11 kg of iron ore over the distance. See The Black Rock Stakes

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