Ladies, gentle persons and those beyond the binary..
Are you against the senseless torture of animals? Do you tolerate certain kinds of sport? Do you have a penchant for fashion? And vehemently hate the Melbourne Cup?
If you answered yes to any of the above, then do we have the event for you!
We're doing it again and going for the TRIFECTA.. For the 3rd year literally running the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses and Tenfingerz are joining forces to bring you..
'FARSHANS ON THE FIELD'
Bringing together two of Melbourne's favourite past times - fashion and sport, we deliver to you a free alternative to the old ‘Race that stops a nation’, to say ‘NUP THE CUP!’
Come witness the fabulously fashionable competitors as they battle out for the grand prize... or enter and compete for the grandest of prizes yourself!
What are they/you competing in???? Human running races in SILLY OUTFITS of course! It's like school sports carnival but you're an adult now and you can sit on the grass, with a drink in hand and watch people running round a track in their finest finery if you want to.
And so yes, there will be drinks and a cruelty-free picnic available for purchase. All proceeds from the food and drinks sold go to CPR.
Dress up (but don’t feel obliged to)! Come and enjoy the free entertainment! Bands, DJs and of course FASHION RACING!
Family friendly! Cruelty free! BYO Picnic rug or chairs! No fur! No leather jackets! No feathers! No meat lunches! No cruelty!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS ON ENTERTAINMENT AND THE RELEASE OF THIS YEAR'S RACE THEMES! #NEWANDIMPROVED
If you would like to volunteer your band or your DJ skills to this worthy cause please get in touch.
Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses. To lobby for a retirement plan for racehorses so that no horse is slaughtered
To bring an end to jumps racing
To see the end of the whip in horse racing
To phase out two-year-old-racing