Yes. You heard right. The Shitbox Rally is preparing for it’s ten-year anniversary in 2019, so prepare yourself for the longest rally in Shitbox history! And, after this year’s record-breaking rally which raised $1.974 million, it looks like 2019 is going to be epic with the fundraising bar set at 2 million!
The national charity rally sees 250 teams of two tackle Australia’s most formidable outback roads in the cheapest and shitiest cars, worth less than $1k (yep—we don’t know how they do it). We consider this rally more of a challenge than a race! Founded by James Freeman in 2009, Shitbox Rally is the largest independent fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally!
The 2019 rally will be the first ever ten-day rally, unlike previous rallies which typically are seven days. The route starts in Perth on May 8th and finishes in Sydney on May 17th, and ralliers will travel via Australian’s iconic Uluru.
James founded Shitbox Rally in 2009 after both of his parents died from cancer within 12 months of each other. “The 10 year anniversary rally had to be something remarkable,” he says. “And what could be more remarkable than a cross-continent trip? It will also be great to finish in the city where it all started 10 years earlier.”
If you’re interested in being a rallier and tackling the epic ten-day challenge check out the Shitbox website. But if you’s prefer to support the rally, check out the Shitbox store. Either way, you’ll be supporting the Cancer Council, so let’s aim to break last years Shitbox history-making record!