Hibernian race day to make a return at Beaudesert next month

Hibernian race day back on the Beaudesert calendar

The Hibernian Charity Race Day will return to Beaudesert next month.

The Beaudesert Hibernian Race Club says the event to take place at Beaudesert racecourse on May 1 will feature a full day of racing and family friendly entertainment as well as supporting the great work of local Rural Fire volunteers.

Running for more than a century, the annual event has raised well over $1 million for groups like Mt Olivet Hospital, RACQ Lifeflight, Cancer Council Queensland and most recently the Blue Tree Project.

Club president Tim Kelly said the great work of local volunteer brigades was thrust into the spotlight for months on end during last summer's horror bushfire season.

Mr Kelly said this year's race day would be about ensuring that spotlight doesn't fade.

"A lot has happened around the world since then so we saw a timely opportunity to not only make sure we continue to honour the great work they do, but also raise valuable funds," he said.

"Last summer they weren't only fighting blazes in our own region, but also giving up their time to protect properties in other states.

"It's important we as a community keep supporting them even as time passes."

Mr Kelly said as well as a full eight race card the event would feature kids rides and face painting, a bucking bull and live music.

"One of the highlights of the Hibernian day is always the yabby races," hesaid.

"It's quite a spectacle, often the cheering is just as loud as when the horses pass the post."

Tickets are available online or at the gate for $10, children enter for free.