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An exciting new tarmac rally will be held in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales next year, running over the Australia Day long weekend.

To be run by the organizers of the Mt Buller Sprint and the Lake Mountain Sprint, the 2008 Thredbo Sprint will consist of 10 runs along a classic 15 km section of the Alpine Way, from Tom Groggin to Dead Horse Gap. Additional stages will be run through the village each day.
 
Thredbo Resort Management will be hosting a festival of speed, with a number of activities revolving around the Sprint event over the weekend.
 
According to event director, Peter Washington, it will be a real family event. 

“Thredbo is not just a winter playground. In the warmer months there are plenty of options to suit, whatever your pace. You can keep the adrenalin pumping with a wild mountain bike blast, explore the magic alpine environment as you climb Mt Kosciusko to the roof of Australia, or try your luck at fly fishing, tennis, swimming, bobsled, horseriding, golf or countless other activities that are on offer,” he said.
 
The Thredbo Sprint will start on Saturday afternoon (January 26) with a 1.2km Prologue, to be run through the village. It is then off to the course proper for the opening two runs.

Both Sunday and Monday will begin with a 1.2km run over the village stage, followed by two runs up the Alpine Way. Following lunch, there will be another dash through the village and a further two runs. A presentation function will be held shortly after the last run on Monday afternoon.
 
Entry fees for the event will be $2600 (plus CAMS fee).
 
Applications forms for the event are now available from www.mountainmotorsports.com.au
 
For more information on this exciting new event, contact Peter Washington on 0418 337 955, or Tim McNeilly on 0401 905 777.
 
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