No Need to Pinch Yourself: The Famous Crab Race Returns

No Need to Pinch Yourself: The Famous Crab Race Returns

The Tannum Crab Classic is returning to the shores of Tannum Sands this year, after two years of struggling to stay afloat.

The famous local crab race will take place on the twenty-seventh of March this year, with all proceeds going to suicide prevention and anti-bullying.

Ernie Vaughan, the event’s organiser, hopes that this year will be better than ever.

“After being non-operational in 2020, and having reduced attendance in 2021, this year we’re hoping to spring back and get lots of people involved.”

Last year, the event teamed up with the Tannum Seagulls Junior Rugby League Club to host an anti-bullying Rugby League Carnival. The Carnival hosted twenty teams last year, and will return again this year with an extra ten teams in attendance.

“We’re hoping to get as many people out to the Crab Classic this year as we can, so we can raise some funds for a great cause and make a comeback after the last couple of years.

“We also host a camping session in March to encourage open communication between friends and families and raise awareness for suicide prevention.”

The Tannum Crab Classic will be hosted at the Tannum Sands Hotel Motel this year, with plenty of events for the whole family, including raffles, free rides for kids, and of course, the crab race.

“It’s a really great event for a great cause, and we’re hoping this year will be one of the best yet.”

Tickets are $10 per adult, with food and drink available on the day. Don’t be shellfish- buy a ticket today!