The Great Fremantle Race

The Great Fremantle Race is a wonderful event — part charity food drive, part parade, part obstacle course, part roving performance and all costumed shopping cart race: an epic spectacle of supermarket proportions.

The Great Fremantle Race will see Kings Square filled up to the brim with decorated shopping carts. Prospective racing teams must wear their brightest matching costumes and fill their cart with groceries, which will be donated to Fremantle-based charity St Patrick’s Community Support Centre. Then they’ll be off and racing around a course filled with unlikely obstacles, thrills and spills.

Points will be earned for successfully navigating the course and obtaining the best time — however the major points to be scored will be for costumes, music and of course — cart decoration.  There are cash prizes for the winners and a great extravaganza for all to watch unfold.

A big thank you to South Fremantle IGA for their generous support of The Great Fremantle Race with the loan of shopping trolleys.

Info & Ticketing


Kings Square | William Street, Fremantle


Sunday 5 November | racers start 4pm

More Information

The Great Fremantle Race – Rules


Registrations for the Great Fremantle Race have now closed. If you have a team enquiry please contact Ken Allen


Registration Form

The Great Fremantle Race registrations are limited to a total of 20 cart teams. Registrations close October 3.

Your Info

Are you a School or a Not-for-profit community group?

About Your Cart

Do you have Working with Children Check?

Do you require assistance from the City of Fremantle?


$500 available only for schools and not-for-profit community groups for each cart for a maximum of 2 carts.

Do you wish to display your cart at the City of Fremantle Maritime Day stall – Saturday Nov 4

Do you have $10,000,000 public liability insurance?

Registrations close September 22. Good luck!