Mike and Nick are turning 50. To celebrate, on the 23-29th May, they are going for a long drive and in the process are trying to raise some coin for cancer research.They are doing the Shitbox Rally, driving from Alice Spring to the Gold Coast, via Gulf of Carpentaria and Hell’s Gate Roadhouse. The car’s value is less than $1,000 and Mad Max themed. Half the route is dirt roads. Wanting to add a little more adventure, they have also decided to extend the trip by 2,500km, driving from Sydney to Alice Springs, via Vic and SA. A donation to the cancer council would be greatly appreciated and is a tax deduction, not to mention the best birthday present they could ask for!
Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,000, on a 7 day drive across Australia to raise money for cancer research.
The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.
Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.
Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.
Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.
Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.
Almost $20 million has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:
These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.