The Wonthaggi Human Powered Grand Prix is a three day event involving primary school and secondary school students racing human powered vehicles over a 1.4km street circuit, including a non-stop 24 hour race for senior students.
Primary students are involved in a series of pushcart races on the Friday. The pushcarts, which are built by the students, are based on the old “billycarts”. Students must be able to dismantle and assemble their pushcart on the day.
The Human Powered 24 hour race involves the racing of 3 or 4 wheeled recumbent vehicles around a 1.4km street circuit in Wonthaggi (view Grand Prix track). The race involves teams of 8 people and is a test of endurance for the vehicles and the competitors.
Competitors also have to present their vehicles to a panel of judges for scrutineering of safety features before being allowed to race.