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Flower Ceremony. The place-getters in all three events will be acknowledged in a presentation to the media near the finish line at 11.30 a.m.

Saturday Night Presentation Party: At Mt Beauty Community Centre beside the Bakery in the main street. Join us for delicious local food-truck cuisine from the Spice Trailer and Woodfire Desire Pizza and Sweetwater beer and wines and warm up by the fire pits from 6.30pm.  Results and photos will be displayed inside. Presentations begin at 7:45pm.

Special awards will be made to class winners, those skiers who have completed their 10th or 20th Kangaroo Hoppet race, and skiers who have competed in every Hoppet will be recognised.

There is a Joey Hoppet schools competition with four separate categories for Primary and Secondary, girls and boys/mixed, with a trophy for each winning team (up to five students per team with best three times to count). Send your team list to the race secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wed 22nd August.

Prizes: There are cash, awards and sponsor product prizes for the first ten placegetters in the Kangaroo Hoppet. In the 21km and 7km races there are awards and sponsor product prizes for the first three women and men.

AGL Scholarships: Eight $500 AGL Energy in Action scholarships will be awarded to the first Australian boy and girl in U14 and U18 in the 7km Joey Hoppet, U23 in the 21km Australian Birkebeiner, and to the first Australians in the 42km Kangaroo Hoppet.

The winner of each age class in all three distances will receive a commemorative coffee mug.

Where to get a meal before the party. (Click the links for reviews and more info)

Flour + Water: 171 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga South. Meals and takeaway from 5pm. Pizza, pasta and a la carte. Bookings preferred on 03 5754 4449.

Stockpot: 231 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga South. Takeaway from 5pm, meals from 5.30pm. Modern Australian food. Bookings essential on 03 5754 4114.

Settlers Tavern: 232-236 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga South. Meals from 5.30pm. Bistro meals with daily specials. Bookings preferred on 03 5754 4888.

Roi's Diner Restaurant: 177 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga (5kms from Mt Beauty). A la carte menu. Bookings on 03 5754 4495

Templar Lodge: New in 2018! Upmarket dining restaurant and bar. 181 Kiewa Valley Highway, Tawonga. Pasta specials. Bookings on 03 5754 4415.

West Peak Hotel: Formerly the Mt Beauty Country Club, adjacent to the roundabout in Mt Beauty. Bistro meals with daily specials. Bookings on 03 5754 4985.

Treats Cafe: Bogong Ski Centre, Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga Sth. 5754 1515. Meals all day till 7:00 pm

Swiss & Chips: 223 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Tawonga Sth. 5754 4422. Fish and Chips, burgers, pizza, salads, roast chicken, eat in or ring and order takeaway.

Take Out: 16 Kiewa Crescent Mount Beauty 0411 695 546. Open Friday and Saturday till 8pm. Fish & chips, burgers, coffee and cake.