Dog Race That Stops Region

Get ready to bark for joy on Sunday May 5, as the Great Nundle Dog Race returns for another tail-wagging event! Furry competitors from far and wide gather to showcase their speed, agility, and charm in an all-encompassing dog spectacle.

Hosted and run by the Nundle School P&C Committee at the picturesque Nundle Recreation Ground, the Great Nundle Dog Race has become a beloved tradition in the community, attracting dogs and dog lovers of all ages.

The funds raised each year go directly back into the Nundle School and wider community. In the past, money has gone towards subsidising student excursions, purchasing educational equipment and resources and providing quality prizes for the school’s annual Presentation Night.

Now one of the biggest tourist attractions in the region, Natasha Moore, Event Organiser, is proud of the way the event has grown beyond its original roots.

“The Nundle Dog Race is not only about raising funds for the school children, it’s about bringing joy to the community” she said.

“I think the reason why people love it so much is because of the excitement it generates for dog owners, the pooches themselves and the spectators present. There something really special about celebrating the bond between humans and their canine companions”.

The Nundle Dog Race was originally held in 1979 to determine which farmer owned the fastest dog in the area. Nowadays, the main race is only open to working dogs to honour this tradition, with over twenty additional races on offer for different breeds and age groups to ensure every dog has a chance to shine.

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest runner, the most obedient pup, and the best-dressed canine, among others.

For a small entry fee of $2 upon arrival, attendees can enjoy a variety of activities, including doggy-themed stalls, delicious food and refreshments, a chance to interact and snap photos with Scottish Highland Cows and live entertainment from Tamworth City Dance Academy. There will be a chance to win great prizes through a charity auction and raffle that will be drawn end of day.

Whether you’re a proud dog owner or simply a fan of furry friends, this is one event you won’t want to miss!

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