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Like all good outback towns, Bashville will be home to some races in 2019. However these races will be a little bit different to the iconic Birdsville Races. They won’t be horse races, they will be Drag races! What we mean by that is that they will be short fun running races through the campsite, (approximately 500m with a steep incline - basic level fitness required!) but to be eligible to enter you will be required to be dressed in a “Pricilla – Queen of the Desert” theme. There will be some special prizes on offer for the winners. We won’t be having male and female categories, as these could be a bit difficult to determine! If "Drag” racing is not your thing, then perhaps you should consider entering “Fashions in the Desert”. Again some great prizes will be on offer for those whose Pricilla themed outfits are exceptional. 

Both the Bashville Drags and Fashions in the Desert are charity events and a fun way for people to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) that provide vital services to remote areas such as this. We will also be encouraging people who want to participate to enter on line at a small fee of $25 (which will all go to the RFDS) as well as help to raise some further funds for RFDS through their participation in the Drags or Fashions on the Field (you can of course enter both!) You will be issued with a memorable race bib or fashions on the field bib when you enter. So "drag” out your best Pricilla outfit, and be part of the fun and frivolity.

The Bashville Drags will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday the 18th July, starting on top of the mighty Big Red dune and finishing in the REDARC plaza followed immediately afterwards by Fashions in the Desert, also held in the REDARC Plaza.

The RFDS Bashville Drags and Fashions in the Desert is organised and managed by Big Run Events as a fundraiser for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is the beneficiary of all funds raised, and has provided Big Run Events the authority to raise funds for them.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has no involvement in, or responsibility for the management and operations of the event.




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