The 30th year of the Kidney Kar Rally will look a little different for long-term Forster competitor Grahame McKay, who will once more take a step back from the thick of things and assume the role of event official.
This will be Grahame’s third year in an official role, after knee surgery sidelined the veteran competitor in 2016.
The 4000 kilometre, eight day adventure will this year begin in Goulburn on August 3, finishing up at Queanbeyan, via Ballarat on August 11.
“Competitors have been fundraising throughout the year in preparation for the event,” Grahame explained.
“This year I’m going to be travelling as an official with a mate, we will toss a coin to see who’s car we will be taking.”
Grahame has been inspired to maintain fundraising throughout his long association with the event, which dates back to the 1990s. In fact, there was only one event he ever missed.
“Competitors come from throughout Australia and can enter the rally with any registered motor vehicle,” Grahame added.
The rally aims to raise funds for Kidney Health Australia as well as raise awareness for kidney disease in areas that the it passes through.
Over the years, the event has raised funds to help run children’s camps and youth programs.
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