MICK CONNOLLY'S WEEK

The Age

Saturday November 7, 2009

MICK CONNOLLY

The race that stops a street THE first Tuesday in November.The alternate Melbourne Cup without horseflesh, cash or drunks. Locals, an inner-city community gathered by word-of-mouth. The fifth annual running of a race with no promotion, no publicity, no permit and no possibility of insurance.Ssssh, dont say where it is.No money changes hands. The bottom line exists only to complete a tattoo.Colour and music are squandered shamelessly.Successful because its subversive and silly, billycarts at little more than jogging pace. Fire brigade and ambos come and watch and laugh their guts out.And again next year, maybe . . .

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