Instead of Race the Rattler, what about Race for the Rattler?
IT IS very disappointing to hear the Race The Rattler is not going ahead in Gympie this year.
The race is one of the best, if not best, sporting events on the region's calendar.
I have covered every Race the Rattler since its inception and have always marvelled at the great atmosphere and positive publicity the race has generated for the region.
I know the Mary Valley Rattler is going through a tough period at the moment.
Recent incidents, like minor derailments, have forced the closure of the Mary Valley line and it is impossible for the C17 steam engine to race the runners from Dagun to Gympie.
It is a real pity the race still couldn't go ahead and use it as a fundraiser to help the Mary Valley Heritage Railway's financial woes.
Instead of Race the Rattler it could be named Race for the Rattler.