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2017 Kidney Kar Rally

Join the Adventure! 11 - 19 August 2017

(Griffith to Wagga, via Tibooburra)

2017 registration form can be viewed here. Complete and send to Kidney Kar Rally Road Director, Kim Davis, today!

Calling all motor enthusiasts! Join our next rally as we guide you on a 4000km, eight day adventure, seeing the best Australia has to offer. 

The route

The rally will begin at Griffith and travel via many towns and villages as far north as Tibooburra and finish at Wagga Wagga.

You won't travel the usual tourist routes, but use a variety of exclusive roads on private properties, tracks and trails through National Parks and State Forests. This is a fun route, certain to challenge and test the skills of both driver and navigator. 

New friends

This will be the 29th consecutive Kidney Kar Rally and is guaranteed to be one of the greatest holidays of your lifetime! We'll introduce you to many new friends who are all participating for not only a great time but to support a good cause.

Rally for a cause

By joining 2017 Kidney Kar Rally you'll make a difference to children affected by kidney disease. You'll be supporting our work to ‘Prevent, Detect, Support’. Your participation helps educate and advocate for improved detection and treatment, promoting good kidney health, and helping to reduce the incidence of kidney disease in Australia.

Who can enter?

Entrants come from across Australia and rally in all types of vehicles, not just rally class. Any registered road vehicle can take part. The rally caters to everyone, regardless of age or driving experience. 

Whilst there’s camaraderie between participants, the Rally is competitive and organised by individuals who have rallied competitively for most of their lives. It's not a race, but a test of skill, and is designed to allow the novice and the experienced to participate on a level playing field. 

If you’d like to join our next Rally or would like more information, phone Road Director, Kim Davis, on freecall 1300 300 544, or email kidneykarrally@kidney.org.au to receive an information pack.  To be best prepared for the adventure, we recommend you register before April. 

  • Registration fee is $250 per vehicle
  • Fundraising minimum is $4,500 per rally vehicle
  • Fundraising minimum is $2,500 per back-up/kruise vehicle
  • The fee includes all meals, insurance cover for driver and navigator, your own team photobook and CD, event polo top, other merchandise items and road book
  • For additional team members add $850 per person

Our 2017 registration form can be viewed here. Complete and send to Kidney Kar Rally Road Director, Kim, today!

Kar definitions

Rally – These kars compete in the Rally section and follow the course that has been set by the organisers.

Kruise – These kars stay on the better roads (bitumen where possible) and meet up with everyone for meals and overnight stops. Kruise kars are not allowed to travel through the rally course at any time.

Back-up – These kars are optional and can be nominated by a rally entrant to travel as their support vehicle. Back-ups are allowed to travel through the rally course, but only at the back of the field.

Vehicle requirements

To make certain that your kar is ‘ready to rally’, read the updated Kidney Kar Rally Vehicle Requirements here.

All vehicles participating in the Rally must adhere to certain vehicle requirements, whether they be rally, kruise or back-up entrants. All other requirements and information will be in your Kidney Kar Rally Entry Pack, which you will receive on registration.

2016 Rally Wrap-up

Bathurst to Taree, via Dubbo – 12 to 20 August 2016

Eight action packed days and 4,000kms later and we have come to the end of another Kidney Kar Rally. And what a journey it was, with 55 cars travelling from Bathurst to Taree via Dubbo and more than $550,000 raised for our Kidney Kids Camp!

A huge congratulations to the top three placing teams, Team O'Halloran in 1st place, Learning To Fly in 2nd place and Grimace Too in 3rd place. 

Whilst the rally made its way across NSW, our Support team also visited nearby schools and renal units, sharing kidney health information with the students and health professionals.

To view photos of 2016's mighty adventure, visit our gallery here

2016 overall and  daily scores

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