Priority Alert:
How to check whether a text message about unpaid EastLink tolls is a scam More...

EastLink sponsors the Ringwood Gift 1600m Open 2024 (Sat 16 Mar)

Wednesday 13 March 2024

The Ringwood Gift athletics meeting is at Proclamation Park, Ringwood, on Saturday 16 March (11am-5:15pm), and EastLink is a sponsor.

This is the 44th year of the Ringwood Gift athletics meeting, with a range of running events from 70m and 100m sprints up to 1600m.

The Ringwood Gift is operated by The Ringwood Professional Athletic Club (RPAC) as part of the Victorian Athletic League (VAL).

The VAL season consists of 18 events around the state, culminating with the famous Stawell Gift at Easter. The Ringwood Gift is the final event this year prior to the Stawell Gift.

Competing in VAL Gift races allows male and female athletes, of all ages and abilities, to compete in a fun and competitive environment. Each athlete is given a starting mark, or handicap, based on their ability and past results, giving them an equal opportunity to triumph in their chosen event.

Winners and finalists in each event receive cash prizes.

Come and see the Ringwood Gift

The Ringwood Gift will be open to the public ($5 entry fee per person).

Ringwood Gift timetable of events

Proclamation Park athletic track, Ringwood
Saturday 16 March (11am-5:15pm) 

  • 11.00 800m Masters 45+ Final & Presentation

  • 11.10 70m Mens Heats

  • 11.40 70m Womens Heats

  • 12.06 100m Under 14 Heats

  • 12.23 70m Mens Semi Finals

  • 12.31 70m Womens Semi Finals

  • 12.44 800m Open Heats

  • 1.02 100m U14 Final and Presentation

  • 1.10 70m Mens Final

  • 1.15 70m Womens Final

  • 2 x Presentations

  • 1.25 100m Masters Heats

  • 1.45 200m Open Heats

  • 2.23 100m Masters Final and Presentation

  • 2.32 400m Womens Gift Heats

  • 2.48 400m Mens Gift Heats

  • 3.10 800m Open Final and Presentation

  • 3.20 300m Masters Heats

  • 3.44 200m Open Semi Finals

  • 3.55 100m Under 18 Girls Heats

  • 4.12 100m Under 18 Boys Heats

  • 4.25 1600m Open Final and Presentation

  • 4.35 300m Masters Final and Presentation

  • 4.45 200m Open Final and Presentation

  • 4.55 100m Under 18 Girls Final

  • 5.00 100m Under 18 Boys Final

  • 2 x Presentations

  • 5.10 400m Women’s Gift Final and Presentation

  • 5.15 400m Men’s Gift Final and Presentation

Covered stands and refreshments at Proclamation Park

Proclamation Park has covered stands overlooking the athletic track. There will also be a canteen for refreshments including coffee machine and slushies.


In addition to EastLink, other sponsors include:

  • The Drain Man

  • Lonsdale Solutions

  • Zenith Lawyers & Consultants

  • Freeman Consulting

  • Dual Heating & Air Conditioning

  • MSC Signs

  • MGA Counselling Services

  • Click On Rentals

  • Simon Says Carpentry

  • Corrben Homes

  • Maroondah Printing

Ringwood Professional Athletic Club

Ringwood Professional Athletic Club Inc. (RPAC) was established in 1978. Its main purpose is to provide services to its members and to promote professional running to prospective members. Its primary event is the staging of an athletic carnival each year under the auspices of the Victorian Athletic League (VAL). The Ringwood Professional Athletic Club aims to be a member of the Victorian Athletic League each year and has done so since it was established in 1978. The Ringwood Professional Athletic Club has conducted the Ringwood Gift carnival almost every year since 1978.