Students, teachers and parents are being encouraged to sign up for the Charles Sturt University Schools Challenge in the hope of claiming trophies, cash prizes and all important bragging rights at the Dubbo Stampede. Many local school students and their families have taken part in the Dubbo Stampede. It is great to see young people and families being active and enjoying the outdoors together.

The CSU Schools Challenge provides a way of encouraging participation and community spirit. The idea behind the CSU Schools Challenge is each school tries to get as many registrations as they can, with the school with the most registrations in their category receiving a trophy and $500 cheque. There are three categories to account for schools in the region of different sizes:

  • Category A – less than 250 students

  • Category B – between 251 and 450 students

  • Category C – over 451 students

When any member of your family (or friends) registers for a race, they should choose your school from the list of schools found in the stages of the registration process. The school with the most registrations attributed to them in each category receives a trophy and a cheque, to be presented at a special event. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your school was able to win the relevant category?!

Charles Sturt University Head of Campus (Dubbo) and previous Dubbo Stampede participant, Cathy Maginnis is excited about supporting the local event.

Category D – School Fundraising Prize

In partnership with Taronga Western Plains Zoo, we’re very pleased to offer a new Schools Challenge prize category!

Students or schools that raise the most money for giraffes can win a free excursion to Taronga Western Plains Zoo for up to 100 students! The winning school will also receive an exclusive presentation from our keepers.

Participants can enter as individuals, class groups, or as an entire school! Contact the fundraising events team on to find out more and get involved in fundraising at school today!