The Community Bank Bacchus Marsh – Bendigo Bank Gift was held prior to competition commencing on Saturday morning. The fastest athletes from the Under 7 to Under 16 age groups competed in a handicap 100m event. There were 2 races – Girls and Boys.
Athletes and supporters lined the front straight, as they cheered on their club/age group representatives. Under 7 athlete Blaithe Fletcher took out the Girls Gift, while Under 12 athlete Dushan Baniluk was the winner of the Boys Gift.
The winners were presented with a shield and a $50 Bendigo Bank account while 1st, 2nd and 3rd were also presented with sashes by the Community Bank manager, Ian Prince. All competitors were then presented with certificates of participation.
1st Dushan Baniluk U12, 2nd Jacob Cassar U8, 3rd Harrison Lovett U11, 4th Samuel White U16, 5th Max Schoemaker U14, 6th Harvey Whitney U7, 7th Angus Norman U10, 8th Nicholas Mai U13, 9th Lucas Priestley U9, 10th Alex Lloyd U15.
1st Blaithe Fletcher U7, 2nd Halo Arahanga U11, 3rd Mackenzie Estlick U15, 4th Mia Dutt U8, 5th Evie White U14, 6th Myah Estlick U12, 7th Skyla Berryman U10, 8th Lucy Phyland-McClure U13, 9th Mya Berryman U9.