Mary Valley Heritage Railway’s Lesley Stilgoe and Camilla King are hopeful of a record number of entries for this year’s Race the Rattler.
Mary Valley Heritage Railway’s Lesley Stilgoe and Camilla King are hopeful of a record number of entries for this year’s Race the Rattler. Renee Pilcher

Higher race entries expected

MARY Valley Heritage Railway marketing officer Camilla King is confident of beating the number of entries received last year for Race the Rattler.

King has been making this year’s Race the Rattler, in its 12th year, a success.

“We have been receiving a steady stream of entries and are hoping to better last year’s numbers,” she said.

The race pitting man against machine is a popular fixture on the region’s running calendar. Behind the controls this year is Peter Alder, back for his second year and desperate for a win.

King said seats were still available for supporters. The Valley Rattler can carry a maximum of 300 passengers wishing to cheer runners back to Gympie.

Meanwhile, the first 300 runners to register also receive free transport to Dagun to begin the race.

For registrations and supporters’ tickets, contact the Valley Rattler on 5482 2750.

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