Thursday, September 14, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Love On The Dash

The Don River Dash 2023 also told a unique love story, with rider Justin Burgess proposing to his partner and fellow Don rider Katie Robinson.

Katie is a regular competitor, having secured third place in a previous year, and while not achieving a podium finish this year, she received something better.

Justin had been planning the proposal for months, having asked Katie’s son for permission to marry his mom.

Justin’s son, Owen, safeguarded the ring for weeks, until the last day of the Dash, when Justin got on one knee after Katie had crossed the finish line.

With an excited crowd watching, Katie said yes.

Justin Burgess and Katie Robinson with big smiles and happy hearts. Photo credit: Katie Robinson

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