OUR 26TH ANNUAL KIDNEY KAR RALLY
Gundagai to Cootamundra, via Mt Gambier
15 to 23 August 2014
All event details can be found at official site: www.kidneykarrally.com.au
Crews who register for our 26th Kidney Kar Rally in 2014 will enjoy an amazing and memorable 4,000km journey through beautiful and lush country in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia - an 8 day adventure you will never forget, for all the right reasons!
Entrants for this annual rally come from various parts of Australia and rally in ALL types of vehicles - not just rally class - any road registered vehicle can take part.
As well as an amazing adventure, the rally raises awareness of kidney disease in the areas they pass through. At major pit stops Kidney Health staff encourage the local residents to 'take the test' to assess if they are at risk of kidney disease.
Due to the huge popularity of this event, and with dozens of rally teams already registered for 2014 rally, new entrants should register as soon as possible.
The Klarion News - January 2014>
Our 2013 Kidney Kar Rally teams raised over $860,000 to support important programs: National Kidney Kids Camp and Kidney Kids Capers and Young Adults Program.
A mammoth effort - Thank you!
To all our rally teams, supporters, rally officials, organisers, volunteers and Kidney Health Australia staff. Kidney Kar Rally 2013 photos show you some of the action and fun involved.
Tamworth to Armidale NSW, via Bundaberg QLD: 16 to 24 August 2013
Our 25th Kidney Health Australia - Kidney Kar Rally embarked from Tamworth to drive to Armidale, via Bundaberg and other country towns and were treated to wonderful scenery in Australian bush country. Rally teams met many country locals at various events held along the way. A memorable adventure.
Kidney Kar Rally 2013 - Overall Winners and Results> Download and print
Read the progressive results, collated to present overall winning Kidney Kars, and other relevant information on fundraising etc.
KIDNEY KAR RALLY DIARY
Saturday 24 August - end of the Rally in Armidale NSW
After an easy drive on the last leg of the Rally, around 250 km, our rally teams are greeted with a barbeque sausage sizzle, and for the people of Armidale, free free kidney disease risk assessments and information at Lambert Park.
Friday 23 August - Dalby to Casino
Health staff provided an aged care presentation on kidney health and free kidney disease risk assessments for the Casino Uniting Care - Red Dove Social Group as the rally cars drove to Casino.
Thursday 22 August – Rally cars drive from Bundaberg back to Dalby
Rally teams started their return journey - back through Dalby.
Day five - Wednesday 21 August : a rest day in Bundarberg
Rally teams enjoyed the delights of Bundaberg, resting before a return journey of 800 km to Armidale, via Dalby and Casino. Bundaberg school kids learned about the importance of healthy kidneys at assembly - Bundaberg West State School and free kidney disease risk assessments were provided at Hinkler Shopping Centre.
Tuesday 20 August: Dalby to Bundaberg
Kidney Kar Rally vehicles drove around 350 km and arrived for a pit stop and rest overnight.
Monday 19 August: Roma to Dalby
Rally cars travel approx 300 km through breathtaking Queensland country between Roma and Dalby. Billy the Kidney arrived early in the day, very excited about visiting Dalby Primary School.
Billy aided by 'Superman' Dan, our NSW Health Manager, enthralled an assembly of 480 students (Kindergarten to Year 7) on how to look after one’s kidneys. Educating children is important as they take the message home to their families and beyond.
Photo shows Dalby kids enthusiastically interacting with our health team.
Sunday 18 August: Lightning Ridge NSW to Roma QLD
Heading off from Lightning Ridge, our cars drive along the beaten track and over the Queensland border, approx 400 km. Rally teams rolled into Roma in late afternoon! Fans watching the Rugby League Grand Final supported our Rally teams and could take a free kidney risk assessment - at Bassett Park in Lighting Ridge.
Saturday 17 August: Tamworth to Lightning Ridge, via Narrabri
The rally cars embarked at 7am from the Western Leagues Club Oval in Tamworth for a drive of approx 400 km to Lightning Ridge through beautiful scenes of Australian farms and bushland.
Friday 16 August: Registration
Rally drivers were welcomed by Anne Wilson - our CEO and Stephen Anderson - Kidney Kar Rally Co-ordinator. Daniel Glaubert, our NSW Health Manager, welcomed those who showed support for the teams and chat with a local rally family. A free kidney disease risk assessment was also available at the Tamworth Base Hospital.
The Kidney Kar Rally launch dinner, where drivers meet their competitors on the evening before the rally starts, raised $14,000!
Updated 25 February 2014