The Bendigo Bank Dragon Mile has played a significant part in the athletics history of Bendigo and plays a key part in the Easter Parade during this festive period each year. It is run through the main streets of Bendigo starting in Pall Mall. Crowds of approximately 20,000 line the streets to watch the race.

The long time sponsor of the race is the Bendigo Bank. Local athletics club Bendigo Harriers co-ordinates the event.

The race has a history of attracting outstanding athletes. Australian Olympic representatives such as Mike Hillard, Malcolm Norwood, Collis Birmingham, Melissa Duncan and Sarah Jamison are just some of the outstanding athletes to win the race. See below for past winners. Additionally the race provides the chance for children and adults to participate in front of their community.


The next event is set for Easter Sunday the 12th April 2020



Males & Females run together except Mini Mile.

1)  Mini Mile Girls Gr.4 & under 11:00am

2)  Mini Mile Boys Gr.4 & under 11.15am

3)  Primary School Gr. 5&6 11.30am

4)  Secondary School Yr 7-8 11.50am

5)  Secondary School Yr 9-10 12.10pm

6)  Secondary School Yr 11-12 12.25pm

7)  Open and Overall 12.25pm 8) 40+ 12.25pm

Entrants please report on Race Day by 9.45am to starting point in Pall Mall at Gold Monument (near race start) to collect Race Bib Number.





OPEN & FINAL RACE: Male and Female 1st: $300, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, 4th $30 5th $20 (should a Year 11-12 or 40+ athlete finish top 5 for each

gender they will be elevated into the prize money and category above as well as their age group.)

VETERAN 40+: Male and Female

1st: $40, 2nd $20, 3rd $10

SASHES for all winners

RIBBONS for all finishes of Junior races SPOT PRIZES for all sections supplied by Intersport Bicknells (presentation for top 3 place getters after each event).

EASTER EGG for Primary School finishes.



For the purchase of sports equipment and awarded to winning Male and Female team, Trophies for team members (3 member teams )



Hardcopy Entries close Thurs 13th April @ 5pm Online Entries close Fri 14th April @11.59pm COST TO ENTER BY DATES ABOVE

$20.00 Open and Veterans

$10.00 Mini Mile

$10.00 Primary & Secondary Schools

LATE ENTRIES (on day are open between 9.30am & 10.00am)

$30 Open/Vet

$20 Mini/Primary/Secondary

If completing the hardcopy entry form then make a cheque or money order out to Bendigo Harriers Athletics Club Inc. Send to Bendigo Harriers - P.O. Box 1088, Bendigo 3552

past winners

1987 M Hillardt 
1988 G Whitford 
1989 G Collier 
1990 M Norword 
1991 S Corrie 
1992 S Ellinghaus 
1993 John Walsh 
1994 A Hill 
1995 A Hill
1996 A Hill 
1997 M Moran 
1998 A Hill 
1999 R Ellis 
2000 A Jones 
2001 M Fountain 
2002 P Fenn 
2003 C Birmingham 
2004 M Tucker rec.4.2.05 
2005 M Tucker 
2006 T Morton 
2007 S Dineen 
2008 S Dineen 
2009 S Dineen 
2010 C Williamson 
2011 D Clark 
2012 S Dineen
2013 B Threlfall​
2014 J Rayner

2015 A Buchanan

2016 A Buchanan

2017 A Wallis

2018 M Clarke

J Frilay 
J Frilay 
R Brisbane 
Anne Hunter 
M McDonagh 
Anne Cross 
M Matthews 
Anne Cross 
Anne Cross 
Anne Cross 
H Cayzer 
H Cayzer 
S Waddington 
Anne Cross 
V Mitchell 
V Mitchell 
V Mitchell 
S Jamieson 
S Jamieson rec.4.34.4 
A Worland 
A Worland 
M Duncan 
K Seibold-Crosbie 
L Stanton-Smith 
L Stanton-Smith 
M Duncan
M Duncan​
M Duncan​

M Duncan

T Hayes

T Hayes

T Hayes

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