Dixons Pharmacy Gopher Race
The Dixons Pharmacy Gopher Race is an annual event, held at the Bloomin Tulips Festival.
Together with the Waratah-Wynyard Council, we organise for contestants to race their gophers down the main street of Wynyard. Starting at the traffic lights the contestant’s race down Goldie Street towards the finish line at the bottom roundabout.
Each contestant goes in the draw for a gift voucher from Dixons Pharmacy.
The Stig (Wynyard’s version) has also been known to make a special appearance.
Since 2013, we have two races – one for the men and one for the women
Every year we have many faces who turn up to participate in the race regardless of the out come. We would like to honor Keith Hutton who has participated in the Iconic Gopher race since 2007.
Dixons Gopher Race Hall of Fame:
Results Score Board
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|Year||1st||2nd||Lucky Draw Winner|
|2020 Mens||Kim Haybittel||Graeme Jones||Mr Kim Haybittel|
|2020 Womens||Lois Whyte||Heather Jones|
|2019 Mens||Max King||Kym Haybittel||Mr Stan Harlen|
|2019 Womens||Lois Whyte||Fay Mooy|
|2018 Mens||Max King||Kim Haybittel|
|2018 Womens||Lois Whyte||Fay Mooy|
|2017 Mens||Max King||Graham Jones|
|2017 Womens||Lois Whyte||Heather Jones||Brian Scolyer|
|2016 Mens||Kirk Dicker||Kim Haybittle|
|2016 Womens||Heather Jones||Lois Whyte|
|2015 Mens||Grahaem Pead||Max King||Viv Hoogendorp|
|2015 Womens||Heather Jones||Lois Whyte|
|2014 Womens||Heather Jones||Lois Whyte||Leanne Wells|
|2013 Mens||Kym Haybittel||Daniel Weiderman|
|2013 Womens||Ingrid Wooley||Heather Jones||John Munro|
|2012 Mens||Neil Crisp||Bill Hutton|
|2012 Womens||Ida Morrell||Peter Zeuschner|
|2011||Peter Mullins||Jack Fleming||Peter Mullins|
|2010||Peter Mullins||Alick Hope||Keith Hutton|
|2009||Jack Fleming||Alick Hope||Joy York|
|2008||Alick Hope||Barry Nelson||Peter Zeuschner|
|2007||Alec Hope||Jack Flemming||Barry Nelson|