Goal $10,000
Fundraising for Cancer Council
Cancer Council
Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024
$10,446
Raised
104%
Our Story …

Team 'Strive to Arrive' (Mark Weckert / Kathleen McCormick) are really pleased to announce that we're taking part in Shitbox Rally Autumn 2024! This time, all the teams are driving their shitboxes from Adelaide to Perth. This will be the first Shitbox Rally for Kathleen and the third for Mark.


Now if you don't know anything about the rally itself, we have to make the journey in a car that we have spent $1,500 or less on, and that includes the purchase of the vehicle and any mechanical improvements/repairs. And the rally isn't only on sealed roads, we will be traversing parts of the Oodnadatta track, swinging through Yulara, making our way through to Southern Cross and finally Perth - over 3,800kms of joy and were doing it all between April 12th to 20th 2024.


The car we have chosen for this rally is a 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta, un-affectionately known as Alfa Rusteo (for obvious reasons once you see it in person). It hasn't been on the road since 2000 and to call what remains of it neglected would be being generous. We paid a whopping $500 for the little Alfa, leaving us $1000 to spend on mechanical repairs - a tough ask! Luckily, one of us is an expert shitbox mechanic and the other an expert sweet talker which should come in handy when ordering parts!

You can follow us on this crazy journey through our social media pages as we take up the challenge, raising funds for a cause which is close to our hearts.


We all know someone whose lives, or those of their friends and family, have been affected by cancer. Please help up help those in our community who need more research and more options for a cure - any amount, big or small will help us reach our team goal and will impact so many people around Australia! These funds go to Cancer Council and we are extremely proud to be doing our part to support such a worthy charity.


Shitbox Rally is the largest community lead fundraiser for Cancer Council in Australia and is now in its 14th year. Part of the participation is that all teams have to raise a minimum of $5,000 but most teams raise well above this amount as you can see with the Autumn 2024 rally target set at $2,000,000 plus.


Thank you,

Mark and Kathleen.

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Shitbox Rally is the adventure of a lifetime challenging participants and their cars, worth no more than $1,500, on a 7 day drive across Australia to raise money for cancer research.

The rally is not a race – it’s a fun, colourful, unpredictable adventure with participants travelling at their own pace in smaller groups. Vehicles often break down but “we never leave anyone behind” and each night is spent camping beneath the stars and celebrating the day’s achievements. It all adds up to an incredible opportunity to see Australia’s vast and beautiful countryside and make lifelong friends, many brought together after experiencing cancer themselves or seeing cancer impact family and friends.

Since it’s inception the rally has been the largest fundraiser for the Cancer Council nationally.

raised: $3,008,564
target: $2,000,000
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1 year ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
1 year ago
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Rozelle Doody gave $200.00.
From myself and Stephen. You better send many updates throughout as he will live vicariously though you. Hope you have an awesome time my friend x And you better visit us when you get here!
1 year ago
Rozelle and Stephen we can't thank you enough for your donation. Will definitely catch up with you both for a drink when we hit Perth and fingers crossed we'll be able to take Stephen for a lap in the car ^_^
1 year ago
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Paddy Harrington gave $50.00.
1 year ago
Thanks Paddy. Appreciate the support for both the team and the cause!!
1 year ago
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Shane Morris gave $50.00.
1 year ago
Thanks Shane. Appreciate the support for both the team and the cause!!
11 months ago
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Juliana Joel gave $400.00.
Hope u and mark have lots of fun and in the end it will be for a good cause!
11 months ago
Thank you so much Juliana! Words can't express how grateful we both are for your donation!! We will definitely have an adventure and we both look forward to updating you along the way with all the fun things we do 😁
11 months ago
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Clair Lee gave $500.00.
11 months ago
Thank you so much Clair! I'm sorry to disappoint you that it's no pursuit Sirion for the rally but I'm sure that a 1977 Alfa Romeo Alfetta is just as pursuit ready 😬 cannot wait to share some of the updates with you about the adventures of 'Strive to Arrive'!
11 months ago
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JEROEN LANGFORD gave $50.00.
11 months ago
Thank you so much Jeroen for supporting us with our fundraising efforts 🥰 really appreciate that you're here for the adventure!
11 months ago
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Caroline Ellison gave $50.00.
11 months ago
Thanks so much Caroline for supporting us with the rally and raising funds for the Cancer Council, look forward to keeping you updated with the journey to the start line 😊
11 months ago
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Michael Cruces gave $200.00.
I will say nice things at your funeral.
11 months ago
I'd expect nothing less 😜 thanks for supporting us in our endeavour to get an Alfa Romeo to start and complete something - look forward to keeping you up to date on the adventure 😁
11 months ago
I'd expect nothing less 😜 thanks for supporting us in our endeavour to get an Alfa Romeo to start and complete something - look forward to keeping you up to date on the adventure 😁
11 months ago
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Katrine Williamson gave $50.00.
11 months ago
Thank you Katrine
11 months ago
Thank you Katrine
11 months ago
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Bianca Newman gave $50.00.
Woo!
11 months ago
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Eftihia Cavallaro gave $100.00.
Vroom vroom!! Goodluck Kathleen xx
10 months ago
Thanks for the support Eftihia - appreciate the love! Look forward to sending you the updates of the journey - better keep your eyes peeled in April 2024!
11 months ago
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Michael Hill gave $100.00.
You Got This...see you in Perth
10 months ago
HAHAHAAH! We appreciate the faith in us, but the car....well she recently caught on fire while we were trying to get her to run - so fingers crossed!! Thanks for the support!
10 months ago
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Jasmine Sinclair gave $60.00.
HB KM 🎈 ❤️JS❤️SJM❤️
10 months ago
Thank you, thank you, thank you :) Appreciate all your support!! Cannot wait to bring the car over to show you both :D
10 months ago
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Anonymous gave $200.00.
Good Luck
10 months ago
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Anonymous gave $100.00.
10 months ago
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Tiffany (+Milos) Dozet gave $100.00.
8 months ago
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Bas Scheffers gave $200.00.
8 months ago
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Mark Weckert gave $78.50.
6 months ago
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Hayley Schultz gave $50.00.
6 months ago
Thanks so much for your donation Hayley! I'll give it a truckers horn just for you 😁
6 months ago
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<p>Somehow this 1977 Alfa Romeo, aka Alfa Rusteo, the epitome of a shitbox rally car, has to get us to from Adelaide to Perth via the "scenic route". And hopefully not on the back of a trailer...</p>
6 months ago
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Tim&Leanne Paine gave $50.00.
Good luck Mark And Happy Birthday
6 months ago
Thanks for your donation Tim and Leanne, your ongoing support is much appreciated! Cheers, Mark.
6 months ago
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Heathet Clarke gave $50.00.
Happy Birthday Mark. Have a great time on the rally.
6 months ago
Thanks for your support and the well wishes Heather! Much appreciated!
6 months ago
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Anonymous gave $50.00.
6 months ago
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Rob & Sarah Dall gave $50.00.
Happy 40th mate!
5 months ago
Thanks for your donation Rob and Sarah!
6 months ago
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Briony Weckert gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks for your support Briony!
6 months ago
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Belinda and Matthew Angus gave $50.00.
Happy 40th Mark! Hope the rally goes well x
5 months ago
Thanks Belinda and Mat, your support is appreciated!
6 months ago
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Heather Williams gave $50.00.
Good luck in your fundraising adventure. X
5 months ago
Thanks Heather, your support is appreciated!
5 months ago
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SE JL Weckert FT gave $400.00.
5 months ago
Thanks for your generosity Daniel! Your support is greatly appreciated!
5 months ago
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Holly Cowan gave $50.00.
Striving is just as important as arriving. But I hope you do both!
5 months ago
Thanks Holly! We appreciate your support. I'll be having a beer for John on the rally. Cheers, Mark.
5 months ago
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Nicole Weckert gave $100.00.
5 months ago
Thanks for your support Nicole, much appreciated!
5 months ago
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Andrea Roberts gave $50.00.
Happy 40th Birthday Mark! Hope you have an amazing time on the rally 🙂
5 months ago
Thanks Andrea! Cheers for the donation!
5 months ago
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Collins Bateman gave $360.00.
We are proud to support the cause - COLLINS BATEMAN
5 months ago
Thanks for your support Stephen and the team at Collins Bateman!
5 months ago
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Mark Weckert gave $205.20.
Cans/bottles recycling fundraising.
5 months ago
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Angle Grove Trading Trust gave $200.00.
Good luck with lead up to the Rally guys! Cheers Tom
4 months ago
Thanks for your donation Tom and Abbe! We appreciate your support 👍
4 months ago
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Mark Weckert gave $683.40.
Cans/bottles recycling
4 months ago
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$400.00 was received
Offline Funds
4 months ago
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$974.10 was received
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4 months ago
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Lorrette Weckert gave $250.00.
3 months ago
Thanks for your donation Lorette!
3 months ago
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Steve Brumby gave $50.00.
Good luck from Many Hands Motorsport!
3 months ago
Many thanks for the donation!
2 months ago
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France & Tim Guinness gave $500.00.
Good luck to you both, and to your champion of a car. We're here to help if you need it before departing (we're too far away to be of much use once you're underway), with Alfetta advice if nothing else! I'd also love to see a report and some photos from you if you've a mind - I edit the NSW Alfa Club's colour quarterly magazine: editor@alfaclubnsw.org.au.
2 months ago
Thank you for your incredible donation and support France & Tim! Happy to oblige with a post rally report as I will be doing the same for my club! In the meantime, please follow our team on Facebook for updates! https://www.facebook.com/blitzenbenz?mibextid=JRoKGi
2 months ago
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Jennifer Collins gave $100.00.
Travel safely and have fun
2 months ago
Thanks for your support Jennifer!
2 months ago
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Anonymous gave $500.00.
2 months ago
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<p>Its been quite a journey getting the little Alfa sorted for the rally. Now its time for the decorations!</p>
2 months ago
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Kathryn Williams gave $25.00.
Go Kathleen you crazy mofo. Faster than fast, quicker than quick. I am lightning.
1 month ago
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Anonymous gave $1,455.60.
Anonymous donations and bottle recycling.
1 month ago
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Patricia Blythman gave $30.00.
All for a great cause. You go girl!
1 month ago
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Justin Wundke gave $100.00.
Good luck Mark
1 month ago
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Graham Chenoweth gave $500.00.
Graham and Kathryn
1 month ago
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Russell richardson gave $100.00.
Have a shitbox time
1 month ago
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Lindi Brokenshire gave $20.00.
Fantastic Be safe
1 month ago
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Sarah McWaters gave $30.00.
1 month ago
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Sarah Lloyd gave $100.00.
Go Alfa Rusteo :)
4 weeks ago
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$224.50 was received
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The Impact, Outcomes & Charity

Shitbox Rally is a dedicated fundraising event for cancer research with funds going to Cancer Council.

Cancer Council is one of the largest non-government funders of cancer research in Australia. We conduct and fund research studies across all cancers and all stages of the cancer journey.

Thanks to the community funds raised such as Shitbox Rally we can fund world-class research that reduces the impact of cancer for everyone.

$46 million over the past 15 years has been raised by Box Rallies to date, supporting ground-breaking projects such as:

  • A research study to develop a vaccine that protects against lymphoma cancers.
  • A research trial to standardise international guidelines on melanoma removal.
  • A research grant to revolutionise the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

These projects wouldn’t be possible without your support.