The Race That Stops a Street

First run in 2005, by a few locals tired with the shallow indulgences of the Melbourne Cup, The Eastment Street Derby has been run annually down an inner-city street by a community gathered by word-of-mouth. The race has no promotion, no publicity, no permit and no insurance,… but every possibility of a hilarious afternoon of dress-ups, get downs, thrills, spills, kids getting serious and adults behaving like ding-dongs!

This blog is intended to be repository of images, stories, videos that document what can be done when the community comes together, spends no cash and has a ball.
Please feel free to post images videos and comments.

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17 responses to “The Race That Stops a Street

  1. Chris

    Awesome! I cant wait for the shenanigans again this year! I got some new camera gear that will be perfect for capturing the day 🙂

  2. timvagg

    Such a great day for dynamics shots of carry-on!

  3. Ben ⋅

    What time does it kick off? Thanks

  4. ned walta

    Hello,

    I have a retro caravan that Ive converted into a coffee bar, and I’m wondering who I should contact regarding operating it at the Eastment St Derby.. or nearby. Is there an official organiser? Or council? Or maybe a resident of Eastment St? Thanks for your help.

    Ned, Fitzroy North.

  5. hey guys thanks for the great day! it was so great that in our excitement my friend left her iphone 5 behind. its in a cheap black and white cover and if you pull the cover off you can see a dodgy upper right corner where the metal is all screwy.

    if anyone comes across this phone could you let me know by email or phone this would be amazing!
    shumackattack@gmail.com

    or

    0434 032 362

    cheers
    -mattattack

  6. Shira ⋅

    Who should I send photos to?

  7. k

    How to enter this year?

  8. Martin Young ⋅

    Hi is the derby on this year please can anyone tell me??

  9. drawnimo

    Do we just rock up with a cart or what?

  10. piro ⋅

    hey mate,

    is it happening this year? (2014) if yes, can u send the program 🙂 for the races :). I d like to be there with a bunch of friends :).

  11. Conor ⋅

    ATTENTION ALL: THE DERBY IS NOT ON THIS YEAR! IT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. APOLOGIES AND THANKS TO ALL WHO’VE MADE IT AMAZING OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS.

  12. Grace ⋅

    Does anyone know whether I can buy an Eastment st Derby tshirt? I really wanted one last year but missed out! Thanks

  13. Petra ⋅

    is there a reason as to why it wasn’t on? no comprehende!

  14. Amy ⋅

    Will there be a derby on this year or is it kaput for good? 😦

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